The Schuler Program equips bright, motivated youth with the support they need to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond. Writing from thirteen schools located in the greater Chicago area in Lake and Cook Counties of Illinois, scholars reflect on their academic experiences, cultural exposures, college applications processes, and more.
Highland Park Seniors Reflect on College Application Journey
As Decision Day draws near, now is a great time to look back on the process of applying to college. Highland Park’s senior Scholars were asked to reflect on the new information they discovered about both college and themselves throughout their application journeys. The seniors responded to two questions: What did the experience teach you about yourself? What are you most looking forward to about heading off to college next fall? Enjoy their answers, as well as the photos capturing the moment they hit “submit!”
"I learned that there is a lot more to the college
process than I thought. I had to push myself. I also learned about how much I
can do when I put in more effort and motivation."
"I am looking forward to finally becoming the person I want to be."
"I learned that being self-reflective is important!"
"I don’t need sleep."
"I learned that I had to be really organized in order to keep up with the deadlines for the different schools."
"I learned that there’s more to me than I thought."
"I’m really excited about being an independent person."
"I look forward to being exposed to a number of different people, cultures, and the many new opportunities and experiences I will have."