Private school admission decisions can be hard on parents. The application process is long and arduous, and the wait for the final decision can feel like eternity. But here's the thing - the hard part is over! You have attended events, submitted applications, interviewed at all the schools you applied to, and your child has been assessed. You have visited each school multiple times. Your life has been consumed with the admission process. Suddenly there is nothing else to do! You have done all you can do to set yourself up for success, and now it's time to sit back and wait. Many people find this part of the process the most challenging. Take a deep breath, because here's what you need to know about waiting for admission decisions from private schools in Los Angeles.
How To Stay Calm While Waiting For An Admission Decision
The most important thing you can do while waiting for an admission decision is to stay calm. Being anxious won’t get your child into the school any faster, so try not to show your child that you are anxious. Try not to talk to other parents about admissions. It is very easy to get into conversations in the school parking lot. Avoid this if you can. It will not be helpful and will only increase your anxiety. You may want to contact all the schools ONE more time. Do NOT do this! It is a very busy time in admission offices and they do not need EXTRA calls or emails. Although your emotions might be driving you to connect again, you should listen to reason rather than your heart. If you have done a thorough job during the application process, you don’t need to do anything else. Try to distract yourself. Go for walks, play a game with your kids, bake something!
Do Your Research
Once the applications are in, it's time to do more research on each of your prospective schools. Drive by each school during regular school hours and see how long it takes you from home or work to get there. Do you know anyone who has children at the schools you applied to? Talk to them and find out what the school is like on a normal school day, rather than at a special admission event. Check out online reviews of each school so that you can get additional information, (but keep in mind that reviews can sometimes be biased.) Try to make this a positive experience by thinking about which school could be the best fit for your family’s needs. Make a list of pros and cons for each school so you can determine how one school may be more suitable than another. Most importantly, keep an open mind; even if one school was at the top of your list, it doesn’t mean it will be where your family will land.
Waiting for admission decisions from private schools in LA can be stressful. But remember – once applications are submitted, all you can do is sit back and wait until admissions offices make their final decisions on who gets accepted into their programs. Keep calm during this process by looking at each prospective school objectively and preparing yourself ahead of time by figuring out which schools are at the top of your list. This way you will be prepared if you have offers from more than one school. Good luck!
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