We’ve come to the time of year when many of you readers will find out whether you’ve been admitted to MIT or not. I want to express to you all my confidence that you will be admitted to several great colleges, and a letter from one individual school will not make or break your future happiness. The whole college application process is one of back-and-forth decisions. You pick where to apply, schools pick their admitted students, and then you again get a choice: where do you want to go? Remember that no matter what you hear from colleges in the next few weeks, you can and should use your talents to go on to do wonderful things with the education and skills you’ll receive in college. I am confident in your abilities, and hope you are too. Best of luck!