I Got Into My Dream School!? | Washington University In St. Louis Acceptance Story

hi guys it’s Izzie I would say welcome back to my channel but haven’t really made a sit down video yet I guess is kind of introducing my channel as well I kind of want to start making more college educational type videos because I’ve been watching them a lot and they’ve been really helping me out. today I’m going to be talking about how I got accepted into my dream College. first off let me look down at the little notes I took. let me just tell you the school I actually got into that was considered my dream school that I never thought I’d get into. it’s Washington University in st. Louis right ok. I was a little sophomore whenever I first went and toured Wash U and it was. intimidating and I didn’t know how I felt about the vibe just because I’ve always been a good student but I was never like top-10 in my class like I was top 10% but not top 10 and that’s what I thought you had to be in order to get into a school like that I toured there like one or two more times like in between now and my sophomore year just to see you know maybe my mind would change about it maybe I feel like I could actually do it but every time I went there I just felt like overwhelm I like wanted to go there. bad I didn’t think I could get in though. I didn’t even want to put myself through the pain of like a prying and not getting in because that would have just like broke me I think. I kind of pushed myself away from apply last semester cuz I’m a senior in high school right now. last semester in like November no September or whatever like early decision one was due around November 15th I think and I was gonna apply for that but then I was like well like I haven’t looked at any other colleges yet really and I should probably just applied Regular Decision if I apply it all to wash you just. I have okay I’m editing this right now let me be clear it wasn’t because of that it was definitely because I was scared of rejection and no one should use that as an excuse to not apply for the job they want or the dream college they want to get into or just anything you want to go after in life don’t let fear control you because if I wouldn’t have applied sorry this is getting like really deep but if I wouldn’t have applied like I I couldn’t even be making this video like I wouldn’t be going to wash you just because I was scared to apply it like that’s. dumb. you might as well just take the chance. I didn’t apply sooner or later once it became the day that like they the people who did apply a decision like found out they got in my friend Laurie I hope she doesn’t mind me using her name she got in and when I saw that I just like it just like triggered something in me made me realize like I actually do want to go there as I ended up applying early decision to later in January 2nd I think was when the deadline was and I decided to do that because seeing her get in and seeing someone that I was like somewhat close to a new like actually get into a school like that like gave me a little bit of hope. I was like if she can do like why can’t I be of similar grades and I what I was gonna say similar ACS but we actually don’t which is what freaked me out as well but I’ll get into that.

I Got Into My Dream School!? | Washington University In St. Louis Acceptance Story

I also applied to some like Safe Schools I applied to Mizzou Aires gonna stay New York Institute of Technology which isn’t really a safe school but I applied there I applied to University of Tennessee and again I applied Wash U obviously but those other four schools I actually did get into. that was all great and dandy but I got to the point where like washes dishes and dishes and we’re gonna come out for early decision too and I had not yet been rejected I had got into all the honors colleges I applied to and I was just kind of like what if this is like the one I actually want to get into what if don’t get into this one you know because like all the other ones I gather great but I really wanted to get into this one. it was just very nerve-racking by the time decisions came rolling out they were supposed to come on February 15th but my friend snapped out of me and she was like hey did you get your decision back about washy I was like no it doesn’t come out till two more days and she was like oh well my friends like just like found out their decision then I was like what. I took my email and it was like status update from washy when I was like oh my god it mind you I was driving I was literally in my car coming home from dropping my sister off at gymnastics I’m at a stoplight and I open the email because I couldn’t wait till I got home even though I was two seconds from my house and I saw that I got in and I started like screaming okay just for reference this is literally the stoplight I was at whenever I open my decision letter which I just think it’s really funny he’s a serious autism was sitting in the back and she was. confused she was like what like what’s going on like why are you screaming I was screaming and then I finally got to the house and I parts left my sister in the car she’s 15 but like I went right back out there she was like walking in whatever yeah I was like screaming I was like mom mom mom where are you at and she was like in the shower and I like busted dude it was a freaking door of the bathroom I was like mom like I got into Wash U and she’s like what and. I went in sat on the stairs and waited till she was done showering cuz my the shower choosin is like right by the stairs and I was just like crying hysterically she was like why you crying like this is a good thing I was like yes but like what like I got in like that like just doesn’t happen like I just really genuinely did not think I was going to get him I am. sorry for the amount of times I have said like and let’s just ignore it I obviously say it a lot when I’m nervous or excited and I was very nervous during this video the fact that I did was just like mind-boggling I didn’t even know how to feel because I was like oh my god I just got all this pressure I was like this means I have to actually really start like trying like obviously I try now but the difference between going to a state school and then wash you like a private see the dynamics just different I’d like just knew I was gonna have to focus a lot more than I would if I was gonna go to Mizzou which is where I was gonna go because I got into the Honors College and had a full right there.

I was gonna go there if I didn’t get into Wash U. then you know got in and I for a while I was like struggling between oh my god like we did it did I make a mistake like I have to go here now and that means I have to do well in order to because I want to go to med school. like I have to get a good GPA. that was a little bad for a while because I just like didn’t believe in myself and I was like like why did I get it and other people who applied in it like I just was like genuinely confused and shocked tonight. many emotions but it’s kind of settled down now I realize like obviously they wouldn’t have accepted me if they didn’t realize my potential okay yeah. running out of time my camera is about to die in this videos already like okay now Syria wasn’t talking me that always freaks me out when that happens anyway. I think I’m gonna make a separate video on how I actually got in like my stats what I vote for my essays and all the extracurriculars I have been part hits participating in throughout my high school career. make sure you like this video and comment down below if that’s something you’d like to see next that I hope you guys have a great rest of your day and good luck with all your college decisions and choices and applications bye