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  1. Molly Gold
    January 30, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    Just getting started with a few years to go, I am hopeful for the relief that we’ll all surely feel once we walk this right of passage with our oldest soon. Thanks for posting!


    • Desiree
      January 30, 2012 @ 3:24 am

      One of my biggest regrets this year is that I didn’t give it enough attention sooner. Many of the schools have application deadlines in November (and that’s for a response from the University in Feb or March!), so if you take the SAT or ACT in October, you won’t have results in time to apply in time. He took tests in September assuming that would be fine, but when he didn’t like his scores (which didn’t come in until October), he had to pay a hefty late fee to retake the test quickly and even then he didn’t have some of the results until early December. That stinks because you don’t want the schools to reject you based on a bad test score. I should have had him taking the tests in spring of his junior year but we waited to late to register and then didn’t worry, thinking we had plenty of time. Lesson learned! Good luck…we have 3 more after this one. Yikes!


  2. Susan
    January 30, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    Congrats and good luck to you! My kids aren’t old enough for the college admissions but I know it is going to come up faster than I am ready. I remember how stressful and how much work it was to apply, wait and then pick. I’m sure your son will end up at the college that he is meant to attend.


  3. Ann
    January 31, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    So funny that I came across this just as I walked back in the door from checking the mail looking for letters from any of my sons college choices. Still nothing. I had no idea how stressful this would be. Glad I am not the only one who feels this way though. Congratulations to your son and Roll Tide baby.


    • Desiree
      February 2, 2012 @ 1:27 am

      My heart goes out to you…we’re still waiting to hear from a few but he doesn’t seem to care anymore. I do, of course, for financial reasons and everything else, but I do have to say it’s a huge relief to know he’s going SOMEWHERE. 🙂


  4. Marina K. Villatoro
    February 1, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Oh God, I can’t even imagine college yet. Not sure I want to 🙂 So glad everything worked out! He’ll have a blast and you’ll have a reason to travel more to visit him!


  5. Nancy Berk
    February 3, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    The college-bound journey is a crazy family ride, but rich in life lessons, eye-opening experiences, and yes, humor. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m glad to say I’ve “been there, done that” and it all worked out really well.
    Congrats to you all!


  6. Andi
    February 4, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Love it and Roll Tide! So stinkin’ proud of your kid, and I don’t even know the sweet thing. We’re readying ourselves for ACTs, and my Big Z is at a football combine right now hoping his freakish size will score him an athletic scholarship. Again…we live parallel lives! 🙂


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