College Correspondence

So you know Clare’s getting ready to go to college — right? I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before.

Well, back in her Sophomore year, when she took the PSAT, she gave the colleges permission to send her emails and snail mail. They took her up on that. She’s basically had to change email addresses because of the huge amount of email she has been getting from the colleges. At first the emails had subjects like: “Clare, we want you!” and “Your efforts have been noticed, Clare!”. This year they’ve gotten more desperate: “Re: Did you get my email?” and “Clare, we haven’t heard from you!” This week they say things like, “Time’s running out!” and “Hurry! Only one more day to apply to X-college”. Today they say, “Your application is overdue, Clare!”

She finished applying to the colleges on her list weeks ago, [actually she only finished part of the process, but knows what colleges she’s applying to], but the constant reminders are worrisome.

But the email is the least of it. Last spring we recycled half a 50 gallon container of college correspondence. On Sunday, in order to fit the Christmas tree in the living room, we did the same. But this time we took pictures…

6 thoughts on “College Correspondence

  1. I can’t check out the Youtube at this office, but over T-giving, around kids Clare’s age, I heard all about kids who have had to change their email addresses because of this.


  2. IB — I told Clare what you said about the email addresses and she said, “SEE!?

    Tina — It’s going to start all over soon now that my son has checked the box on the PSAT that says, “sure, send me thousands of emails and kill hundreds of trees”.

    Helen — yep — either that or a vacuum cleaner!


  3. Crazy isn’t it? Some less savvy kids think all these schools have a personal interest in them–a lesson in shameless marketing!


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