After our students at Ivy Coach learn of their admissions decisions and after we let out a loud yelp, we always ask them to detail for us exactly how they found out the great news and how their parents found out, too. We’ve seen and heard it all over the years. One of our favorites was when a student videotaped her mom finding out she had gotten into Harvard. The mother jumped…and jumped and jumped. It was great because we could see it all play out as though we were there with them. Another memorable one was a couple of years ago when a student of ours who would be the first in her family to attend college passed the phone to her father and he cried to us, filled with pride in his daughter’s achievement.
Students Texting Parents Admissions Decisions Is Lame
This year, we were very disappointed in a few of our students who learned they had been admitted to their dream schools and texted their parents the news. Texted?! This is a seminal life moment. There aren’t too many of these! How could they send a nonchalant text to their parents? We don’t care how many exclamation points and emojis they included in the text…that’s so lame! We’re working with the younger sibling of one of these texting students who earned admission this Early cycle and we made the younger sibling promise us that she won’t follow her sister’s lead by texting admissions decisions to her parents! Oy vey is right!
Reactions to Vanderbilt’s Class of 2022 Offers of Admission
It seems that Vanderbilt University can sympathize with us. Vanderbilt too appreciates a great reaction to getting in. Just check out how the university posted so many Tweets from Early Decision admits to the Vanderbilt Class of 2022 on its admissions site. We especially love the one where the young man finds out that he got into Vanderbilt in a restaurant as the women he’s dining with all celebrate the great news. More universities across America need to post Tweets like these…they’re super fun to watch! Good job, Vanderbilt. Congratulations to all students who earned admission to the Nashville, Tennessee-based university. Anchor Down!
Have a reaction to a college acceptance that you’d like to share? Send it our way, we’ll compile a bunch, and post them on our blog in the coming days.
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