Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Stressful Weekend

What a beautiful relaxing weekend - nice weather, a trip for ice cream, and two Red Sox victories over the Yankees....what could be stressful?

As I anxiously wait to see who else will be joining the WPI Class of 2013 I know that even this beautiful weekend is likely filled with some stress and anxiety for many families across the country. The college search process, while fun and exciting, is winding down.  Making the final college choice can be nerve wracking and stressful.  Which school is the right one for me?  Big or small?  City or suburbs?  Public or Private?  Will I fit in?  Will I make friends?  

I went through the same thing that many students are going through this weekend a mere 21 years ago:)  Was I sure of my choice?  No.  Did I change my mind a few times?  Yes.  Did my parents leave the choice to me?  They tried:)  Did I change my mind at the last minute?  Yes.  Did I go with my gut?  Yes.  And that's my best advice.  Weigh opinions of family and friends, but when the day is done it's four years of your life...go with your gut:)

Best of luck with your decision!!