My First Choice Accepted Me -- But for Spring Semester


I got accepted off the waitlist at my top choice, but the school admitted me for next spring (so I would start in January of 2020 instead of fall 2019). I got accepted into my second choice for the regular fall semester. I really want to go to my first choice but I feel like I would miss out on a lot if I start in the spring. Would starting in the spring put me behind in some way? I think my first choice would set me up for a better career but I also want a full college experience. What is your advice?

Being a first-semester freshman in the second semester can be challenging. You may feel as if everyone around you has already found their favorite courses, clubs and friends, while you're still looking for the laundry ... or the library! So you are indeed facing a tough choice. Unfortunately, too, it's one that “The Dean" can't make for you, but I can provide some questions that you can ask before you decide.

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