Oh November! We love you, but we love to see the back of you!
Offers have started arriving, and many have scholarships! Several have also been admitted directly into their majors by schools that offer that. We hope that decisions received in December from the early applications are equally rewarding!
November is an excessively busy month in admissions with deadlines starting on the first and spread out throughout the remainder of the month. Early Action/Early Decision applications are generally due on Nov. 1, a local favorite University of Washington (Seattle) is due on Nov. 15, and the University of California app is due on Nov. 30th. The exciting deadline this cycle was UW's being extended a day due to technical difficulties--yikes! We're happy and thankful that all our students had submitted their apps and didn't panic like all the posts we saw on social media!
We work on countless essays and appreciate all the thoughtful efforts from our students. Applying to college is like adding on a full-time job to already full plates!
One important article that came out this month is "Humanities Graduates Are Happy With Their Lives" and we hope you take a few minutes to read it (parents...we're nudging you specifically!). Big news of the month was: UC's decide to stay test-free indefinitely!
Lastly, we hope you and your families enjoyed some of the Diwali and/or Thanksgiving festivities this month, along with Veteran's Day and Native American Heritage Day. While November is a full month, especially for seniors, it provides great opportunities to be thankful for our roots and for the opportunities we all have in front of us. Every year we recognize our gratitude to all our amazing students and to be able to do the work we do.