Many universities recently released their decisions for the early admissions process. This first step for many Leesville students marks the start of the annual acceptance of seniors into colleges around the nation.
UNCW, NCSU, William Peace, UNCA, South Carolina, Appalachian State, and Duke have all sent out replies to their applicants. Since this is the early admissions decision, the number who have heard back has been limited to a few.
Dwayne Barksdale, senior, was recently accepted into Brown University. Since the decision is binding, Barksdale is set on attending the prestigious institution.
“It’s a big relief [to get into college]. It kind of feels like all these years of hard work have paid off,” said Barksdale. “I thought I would [get senioritis], but I feel like they can still retract my acceptance, and I don’t want that to happen so I will try a little bit harder now.”
North Carolina State University sent David Wallach, senior, an acceptance letter a few days ago. Wallach is relieved with the news.
“Knowing that you are going to do something after high school kind of motivates you to finish up the year strong,” said Wallach. “I’m excited for college. If I can finish strong, then it will all pay off in the long run.”
From here, seniors like Barksdale and Wallach still have the challenge of finishing high school and making the transition to college. The road is just beginning for the young men and women receiving replies from colleges.
“I still have to decide where I want to go so I will be doing my research, touring a few schools and then once I get all of my decisions I’ll choose my school and then enjoying the rest of senior year,” said Wallach.