We're big on celebrating during the college admissions process. But we don't limit our celebrations to when the famous schools say yes to our students. We think that efforts should be applauded independently of the outcomes. When students work hard with us to find the right schools, write essays that help the admissions committees get to know them, complete thoughtful college applications with personality and maybe a little soul injected into them, and do it all months before the deadlines, that's worth celebrating–no matter which colleges say, "Yes."
Enter the gong.
From now on, when our students submit the very last of their college applications, they can get their gong on. But not before then, as the rules on the giant poster on our wall will clearly state:
Finishing your college applications is a celebration-worthy event. So tell the world (or at least our office). After you submit your final application, you will be invited to bang the Collegewise gong.
1. You must submit your final college application before banging the gong.
2. You may not, under any circumstances, launch a preemptive gonging. To do so is both bad luck and bad form. Premature gongers risk college rejection and alienation from your Collegewise counselor.
3. There is no third rule. As long as you follow rules #1 and #2, well, commence gonging.