By Ali Pechman
The Chronicle tracked three seniors through the college application process. The three seniors reflect on their experiences and give advice to future Harvard-Westlake applicants.
Parsons School of Design
What is the worst advice you got?
Donât go to art school; itâs not practical. A lot of people told me, âtry to go to Yale and do art thereâ but that is the last thing that would make me happy right now.
What would you have done differently?
Nothing. Iâm extremely grateful for the people closest to me; I had nothing but support from them.
What would you advise students who donât get into their first choice?
You can find a way to be happy anywhere and that school selected you because they thought youâd be a good match, so you probably are.
What is the worst advice you received?
The very hyped-up feeling that it all matters so much and that every last point on the SAT matters.
USC Marshall School of Business
What advice do you have?
Donât stress; you go to HW. A lot of kids going to HW donât understand how well HW prepares us.
What would you avoid?
Donât wait to start your applications until winter break. I know a lot of kids were stressing out the night before the deadline. I started mine really early. So I didnât have to stress aronnd Christmas.