As the MIT EA deadline approached last year, I remember reading over my essays obsessively, fine-tuning my sentences, changing words, and asking others for advice. It got to the point where I nearly had my writing memorized, and I grew tired of seeing the same little letters in the same order as I opened the same word documents every day.
So I spontaneously pushed submit. A week before the EA deadline. It felt good.
But then, I found a spelling mistake. And nearly died of panic. After receiving repeated reassurances on College Confidential that my tiny error would not cause me to be instantly rejected from MIT, I calmed down slightly, went trick-or-treating for Halloween, and stalked the application tracker on myMIT.
I couldn’t sort out my thoughts; I felt anxious about my application, impatient for decisions, reluctant to do my other apps, doubtful of my prospects. There were nearly a dozen people applying from my school alone, and I couldn’t help but think that compared to them, I didn’t stand a chance.
And now I’m wondering – To all of you who just clicked ‘submit’ on your EA apps: what thoughts are racing through your minds? Do you feel exactly as I did?
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