The NP has heard of a very qualified senior who was accepted to Berkeley, NYU, Vassar and WashU, but was waitlisted at _______, where both of her parents attended AND her mom is an interviewer.
Moral: Apply early or forget about your legacy perks.
But in the case of this girl, she wasn't ABSOLUTELY positive she wanted to attend _______, so she gambled and it didn't work out. (At least not yet – the waitlist domino action does not officially begin until May 1st.)
Meanwhile, at the moment I am on my dream spring break trip – at a B&B in a gorgeous mansion a block from CJ's campus (my regular hotel of choice was full). I am pleased to report that my son has survived the pledge process and his new brothers-for-life are actually very impressive dudes who can hold their own in a discussion of current events at dinner, not as "fratty" as I feared.
Now that I have approved his friends, I can worry about the 3.5" flying cockroach we found in his room, nestled in a pair of boxers on the bottom of a semester's pile of unwashed clothes. Luckily, after numerous tropical travels, I am not as neurotic about insects as I am about college admissions.
Mr. NP had to miss this trip. But he is here is spirit – and since I've trademarked my brand, he has finally become supportive of this blog. He even sent some links to share with readers: