Students Respond to College Applications

Temple City High School seniors respond to questions about their progress and mentality toward college applications.

Written by TIFFANY KHA / Published November 11, 2011

With college deadlines coming up, seniors have many different opinions about their college applications and the work they have to do.

Knowing the amount of weight carried with their personal statements and tedious details, seniors understand that their applications are meant to be taken seriously.

But underneath all the stress and annoyances, there’s a wide range of feelings directed to their work.

Some seniors found themselves extremely worried about the process, knowing that it results in what kind of college they’ll make it in to.

“Everything I have done in high school has led up to this month of college applications,” said Brian Truong. “I don’t think I could be more stressed.”

Despite the frustration of many students, most of them accepted the applications as an annoying, but unavoidable section of their high school careers.

“Applications can be stressful and frustrating at times, but they are just something we have to do – there’s no way around them,” said Josephine Sun. “There is a lot to keep track of and filling out the forms can be really time consuming.”

Another student, Gilbert Ongkowaluyo, offered some advice for those struggling with applications.

“The process is not too difficult or long, and it’s something you won’t regret in the near future,” said Ongkowaluyo. “Just remember to control your urge to procrastinate because many aspects, in particular the personal statement you have to write, take time to compose.”

Luckily for seniors, once college applications are done, there’s plenty of time for catching a breath before the results roll in. Some will take advantage of the situation.

“College applications are pretty stressful, not to mention boring,” said Paul Chang. “But when I am done, I am going to party.”

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