College Decision Day: Big Dreams, Big Decisions

We’re just about a week away from one of the biggest days for graduating high school students—College Decision Day! May 1 is the deadline for a senior to submit an acceptance (and make a deposit) to attend the four-year college or university of their choice. For students, this day is often met with equal amounts of excitement and anxiety. It’s a big deal, and social media is going to start to light up as students all over the country make one of the biggest decisions—both academically and financially—of their lives.  

Supporting Decisions Nationwide

For those of us who care deeply about Student Financial Success, this day is also met with equal amounts of excitement and anxiety. We’re excited that more students are setting out to accomplish their dreams, strengthened by a higher education degree. Our anxiety comes from a good place; we want to help ensure that every student can easily navigate the Financial Aid process, has enough information to borrow responsibly, and has the financial and advising resources needed to complete their degree. It’s all part of CampusLogic’s company purpose to help schools change lives. 

Dream Crusher at Your Service (Just Kidding)

At times, my 23-year-old daughter lovingly refers to me as a “Dream Crusher.” I mean, I’m not sure if lovingly is the right word, but I have convinced myself it’s love! Dream Crusher usually gets used when we have conversations about her future where I try to bring a bit of wisdom to some of her big and wild dreams. My purpose is never to crush her dream. It’s to add a few pieces of information that she maybe didn’t consider, so that she can accomplish her dream. I prefer the name Dream Realizer, because I am doing my part to show her the next steps to take so she can accomplish her big and wild dreams!  

College Decision Day: New Dreams Take Flight

I take my Dream Realizer role seriously—and I think many of you might consider yourselves Dream Realizers, too. I know that each and every person reading this cares a lot about all aspects of student success: academic, financial, and career—with a special emphasis on the student financial success, of course. Many of us Dream Realizers have wisdom (that is what I like to call my grey hairs) to share with the students around us. They may not always want to hear it, but I hope we never grow tired of sharing and teaching the steps students can take to accomplish their dreams.  

I’m excited to see all the pictures of students representing the college they plan to attend in the fall plastered all over social media on May 1st. You can check them out too by searching for #CollegeDecisionDay #CollegeSigningDay and #BetterMakeRoom. 

I love this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Shout out to all the Dream Realizers working overtime to help students make the right decisions for their futures on College Decision Day! Thanks for all your work behind the scenes counseling students all over the country on how to believe in the beauty of their dreams, and sprinkling in your wisdom to help them achieve those dreams. 

About the Author

Chrisy Woll, VP Customer Success

A veteran in the emerging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry, Chrisy joined CampusLogic in early 2016 after leading customer success teams at Mozy and Infusionsoft. She holds a master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University, where she also served as an enrollment advisor. Our Customer Success guru, Chrisy drives strategies that ensure customers get the most value from their investment—and have the personal support they need.

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