Getting comfortable through ‘getting-to-know-you’ events

By Olaide Sode Wellesley Spring Open Campus was a great experience. I met some amazing people there from all over the world and learned a lot about Wellesley. It had an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity, intelligence, and empowerment. What really solidified my decision to go there was the sit-together at the Harambee House and the …

In Two Weeks, I Make a Life-Altering Decision

By Olaide Sode I can’t believe that in two just weeks, I will have to make a life-altering decision. May 1st. D-Day. College — a time that people say will change your life forever and shape who you are as an adult. Right now, I have narrowed my options down to two: Wellesley College and …

Playing the Waiting Game

By Olaide Sode In this stage, no big decisions have been made yet. About two weeks ago I heard back from Wellesley College. When I had applied to it in the fall, the school offered the option of early evaluation which means that applicants would be notified of their chances before the official letters are …

UT Austin and Texas A&M Acceptance Letters!

By Olaide Sode Things have been pretty quiet since the start of the new year. I’m done with all my applications, and now it’s just the waiting game from here on out. But here is the good news – I have received letters from UT Austin and Texas A&M! Both were acceptances, so I’m feeling …

It’s Over! College Apps Are Done!

By Olaide Sode IT IS OVER!!! I am done!! A huge weight lifted off my shoulders as I pressed the last submit button. I can’t believe I spent four months, FOUR MONTHS working on college applications. Practically every weekend was devoted to hours of writing. At times it was frustrating because I wanted to make …

Looking forward to ‘just me’ time

By Olaide Sode I received another acceptance letter from a school in Texas, and I’m going to hear back from my early action school tomorrow. I have been putting off reading the letters because I didn’t want to know the results while studying for finals. I wanted to mentally prepare myself. If it’s bad news, …

I’m going to COLLEGE!!

By Olaide Sode I’m going to college! About a month ago I received an acceptance letter from one of the schools that I had applied to. It was a great feeling receiving the letter because before I was really nervous about the prospect of going to college. I mean it’s COLLEGE. That’s a large step. …