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Early Decision Memory

Posted by on Monday, December 17, 2018 in Admissions, Early Decision.

It was this time of year, December, but 3 years ago. I was a senior in high school in Shreveport, LA.

I remember receiving an email from Vanderbilt, saying that the decision was available to be viewed.

Though I could have opened it right then and there, while at school, I waited until I got home and let the tension build until my dad also was home so we could open it together.

After a few hours of agony, it was finally time.

December 12th, 2015.

I clicked on the link to take my to my application portal.

And there it was.

“Deniz, YOU’RE IN. Welcome to the Vanderbilt Class of 2020!”

Both my dad and I jumped for joy, and so did my mom when she got came home shortly after.

This was it.

And now, I can say I am so glad I made that decision! I would not have traded my college experience thus far for anything else.

While most of my friends at the time still were unsure where they would end up, I already knew, and that was such a comforting feeling.

So, to the newest members of the Vanderbilt Class of 2023, congratulations! Y’all made it. Now enjoy the rest of senior year of high school!

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