Getting into college is no easy feat, which is why students often celebrate once they receive that big envelope reading “Congratulations.” But in the age of social media, the festivities extend beyond family and friends, as teens take to their Twitter accounts to share the moment with their followers.
Following the trend of college acceptance videos, where students share the exact moment of opening their decision letter on camera, a number of soon-to-be high school graduates are now participating in photo shoots with their acceptance letters. Repping gear from the college or posing on campus, these photos show off the pride these students already have for their future school.
But even more inspiring are the stories that they share alongside the pictures — from those who are first-generation college students to those attending university on full scholarship.
— faithortegon☻ (@faithortegon) March 31, 2018
Long story short… our plan doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of God's plan. Sometimes you have to let go so God can show up and show out. This fall I will be attending TEXAS STATE and today I was accepted into the honors college! I can't wait to #beabobcat #TXST22 pic.twitter.com/qkwGw0ZsNr
— Haley Burden (@haley128ve980) April 10, 2018
Words can’t explain how blessed I feel to be able to begin living my dreams at the University of Notre Dame as a first gen college student & with a full ride Thank You God #ND2022 pic.twitter.com/kEqoCMoBPP
— KARLA (@karlaxcasi) April 10, 2018
I’m excited to announce that I will be attending Colorado School of Mines this fall on a full ride scholarship! I will be studying engineering and astrobiology! Go Orediggers! #HelluvaEngineer pic.twitter.com/1ViTNJ5k2P
— kathleen (@_klaughton) April 8, 2018
Others who were lucky enough to receive multiple acceptances from prestigious universities are also participating in the social media trend — and even welcoming suggestions from followers on which school they should attend.
YOU SEE GOD WORKING! So blessed and thankful to announce my acceptance into Harvard, Princeton, and Brown! Wouldn't be here without the support of my family, friends, and mentors. To God be the Glory! #BlackExcellence pic.twitter.com/1wQ6DSnUAy
— Gene Nartey (@therealnartey) April 9, 2018
— Catherine Kim (@kcatherinekim) April 3, 2018
For Catherine Kim, who got into the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, the schools themselves are even chiming in to win over the potential student.
you look great in blue in gold. just sayin'.
— UCLA Housing (@UCLAhousing) April 3, 2018
Welcome to the Trojan Family, Catherine! #FightOn ✌️❤️
Personally, we think you look best in cardinal and gold. Plus, the associate dean AND main account welcomed you. That shows real attention…
— USC (@USC) April 4, 2018
With separate and personalized replies from the school’s associate dean, it seems like USC might be a good choice for Kim. But with the myriad school options and beautiful photos above, it seems that none of these students could go wrong.
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