For a decent amount of college students, the spring semester means more applications. Whether it be other schools or -in my case- for your major, re-applying to college is stressful.
You already got in the first time and here you are basically doing it again. Over the past month, as I worked towards filling out my application, I faced a lot of different problems.
Here are some of the struggles I have faced while applying to my major.
1. Finding the motivation to start your application.
Between classes, extracurricular activities, and work, the last thing you want to do is add anything else to your busy schedule. I know more school-related activities is the last thing I want to do after going to class and completing assignments.
2. Keeping the motivation to continue your application.
The only thing harder than starting your application is finishing it. If you are anything like me every time you open the application, you always find something more entertaining that you could be doing instead.
3. Getting all the necessary supplemental documents.
As if filling out the application was not bad enough, now they require you to submit outside documents such as transcripts and resumes. Even if you already have these documents, there is the added pressure that it determines your future career.
4. Waiting to find out if you got into your major.
Once you finish and submit your application, all you have left to do is wait. For months, you will sit and wonder what their decision was.
5. Panicking about whether you got into your major.
While you are waiting, you might even suffer from panic. As you wonder if you got in our not, your brain suddenly begins to focus on the worst-case scenario and how you're supposed to deal with that.