Decision Day! 👏🏾

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It’s May 1st! Congratulations to high school seniors! 🎉

Decision Day is May 1st of every calendar year, and it’s the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college/university they would like to attend.

Whether you’ve already made your decision already or you’re still deciding, here are a few things to look forward to:

1. You’ve made a decision and have a plan of what you want to do.

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If college is the path you’ve chosen for yourself after high school, you know what you’ll be doing for the next two to four years. You can go to sleep knowing that you have new academic opportunities waiting for you in the future.

2. You’ll be in a new environment.

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If you’re going to stay in a dorm, your surroundings will most likely be different than you have at home. In a few (short) months, you won’t be going to your high school every day anymore or waking up in the comforts of your home, but you will be waking up in a room on the campus of your choice.

3. You can take classes you want to take.

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Your college/university will have some required classes for you to take, but other than that, you have the choice of what you want to study. It’s a time to pursue your academic interests and try other classes that seem appealing.

4. You can make new friends.

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When you go to college, you have the opportunity to make new friends at whichever campus you chose to go to, especially if you’re the only one from your high school going there.

5. You can try new things.

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You have the opportunity to try new things. On college campuses, there are many clubs and activities provided for you. You can join a club (or more) that does what you enjoy, and you can join a club (or more) that does something you’ve never done before.

6. You have a home away from home.

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When you’re at college, you find that you have a second home. You’re living a relatively short walk away from your friends, and you don’t have to worry about food since there are dining halls with all-you-care-to-eat meals.

No matter what kind of college/university you chose, enjoy what it has to offer. Take in the new environment, talk to people, find what makes you “tick”, and Smile 4 a While!

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