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Committing early promotes collaboration

Kai Tibbitts ’24

The computer screen stares back in the face of a student, a glowing smile meets their face as the daunting email that they have been anticipating arrives. As they read the word “congratulations” all doubts clear their mind. However, we as students are met with hesitation of committing to a college or anything in life before hearing all of our options even if it has been a first choice for much of their life. Committing to a college earlier is beneficial to ease the transition between high school and college.

Once accepted, students are met with instagram accounts of others looking for roommates and friends to bond with before meeting on campus in the fall. Committing to college earlier increases the likelihood of finding a roommate you bond with because you’ll have many months to get to know each other and even possibly meeting in person. According to Medium, it takes around five months for teenagers to let their guard down and bond with you. Committing early would decrease being blindsided by a roommate who you may not know as well as you may have wanted.

Many top scholarship deadlines for specific schools are a few months after the acceptance dates; therefore, committing to a college leaves you time to apply for these specific colleges scholarships rather than applying for many at schools you may not even attend. This decreases stress and workload and rather allows you to get the most out of your money at a specific university.

The climate and distance also plays a factor in decision-making. Before going to college there are many necessities you need that are dependent on the school that can be costly. These may include a hefty winter coat or an air conditioner for your dorm depending on climate. Also, if attending a college far away, mental time to prepare for the distance will be beneficial. Committing early can allow for time to save for these extra costs and allow a mental pillow for students.

Although many want to thoroughly decide on a school, trusting your instinct will allow for an easier transition to the collegiate environment.

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Kai Tibbitts ’24
Kai Tibbitts ’24, Page Editor
Kai Tibbitts is one of the brightest people in Tower. She's very outgoing and incredibly friendly to talk to, as well as being involved in South's Orchestra and Pointe Players. Her favorite part of Tower is being involved with everybody, but her main passion lies in designing art. "I just really like designing stuff, and I really enjoy being in a class dedicated to design. I'm involved in plays as one of the assistant stage managers, and I also work with art, designing props," said Kai. "I'm a perfectionist when it comes to things I'm passionate about." Kai loves her position on Tower as a page editor, as it allows her to communicate with others to improve her work. Outside of Tower, you can find her in Orchestra, with Pointe Players or hanging out with friends.

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