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This is the best of times and the worst of times. Coming out of a pandemic, teens, I believe, are the most frustrated: lack of social contact for two years, online classes (not to everyone’s liking), depression and most important, dystopia- an eerie sense of not knowing where the world is heading.

To top all that malaise, comes school and college decisions! If you are not receiving acceptance letters, the growing dark clouds seem to loom with heavy rain clouds. Also, after much hard work one wonders, why didn’t they select me? It is a subjective game. We cannot preempt decisions!

Here is a better scenario, there are certain students who felt Versan should have made calls and “ensured” their acceptance. We understand the panic, the misunderstood feelings, the ennui. There is nothing new under the sun. We have been here before.

In one given year, a bright young lady had not gained entry to her preferred choice of Harvard or Princeton. Instead, she gained admission to Yale and Stanford. Boy, was she mad and refused to leave her house for a month for having been overlooked by Harvard!

With time, she appreciated Stanford, but not after her season of discontent.

Students, time will teach you to accept the things you cannot change. Good things may await you around the corner! Peace and Love


Dear Sandra, The Office of Admission would like to invite your students to attend our Spring 2022 Open House! Our Open House virtual session will allow prospective students to connect with us to learn more about the unique opportunities offered here at Howard University. The event will take place on Saturday, March 26 from 1PM to 2:30PM EST.

Open house is geared towards all prospective undergraduate students (current high school sophomores & juniors, as well as current college students), who will be able to connect directly with our Admission team, as well as our notable faculty, students, and alumni. Register today to learn what it takes to become a part of the rich legacy and tradition of Howard University.

Howard University is the right match for students seeking an excellent education in a diverse, dynamic, and nurturing environment. Ranked #83 on the US News & World Report's Best National Universities list, the university has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.

To learn more about Howard University, please visit our website at For more information on Open House, please feel free to contact us via email at Thank you!

Sincerely, Office of Admission Howard University


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