By Conor Glennon ‘20

Have you ever been socked in the face by a Conor McGregor left hand? No, well, just go ahead and begin the college application process and you will surely take quite the same beating.

The college application is like taking a kick to the soul from an NFL punter. Not so much because it’s a difficult form, but moreso what comes with it.

The common app marks the beginning of the college application process, the process where 18 year old students have to practically decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. It comes time to say adios to a fun-loving childhood and embrace whatever life is going to give you next.

This can be a very stressful time for many students because it is very common that somebody chooses a major that does not suit his passion and future endeavors.

An incredible amount of research comes with the Common App. Students need to figure out what it is they wish to pursue an education on. They also need to decide upon which school they feel best suits them to give them the best chance to succeed.

This can create great amounts of stress because some people are not ready to take the next step. For senior Colin Campbell, he prefers to take in all the childhood that he has left. He said, “I know that I am going to have to make plenty of big decisions soon, but I would like to enjoy the time left we all have in high school.”

Some students opted to take a more professional approach and get the process done as soon as possible. Senior Jack Dejarld said, “I put a lot of time in the research lab to really dig deep and figure out my future plans early. I just wanted to get a head start on the whole process instead of procrastinating.”

Unfortunately, not everybody is that disciplined. Until the college application process is complete, talk really is just talk and nothing more.