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We're Celebrating National College Decision Day With You!

May 1 is National College Decision Day, and we want to celebrate it with you! Check out these awesome students' post–high school plans.

May 1 is National College Decision Day, which means many students are making the big decision on what they’ll be doing this fall. We want to congratulate all the students who worked hard to get to where they are today! Whether it’s a four-year college, two-year college, community college, military school, gap year, or something else—whatever you’ve chosen to do after you graduate high school, we want to celebrate you!

Some CollegeXpress students sent us pictures and videos of what their future after high school will be. These students are happy and proud they followed their dreams, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them!

Luke Sargent


“I am excited to major in Trumpet Performance at St. Olaf College—a great school well known for its musical quality.” — Luke 

Jaleigha Graham

Jaleigha Graham

“I signed to play basketball for William Peace University after I graduate from high school. I am looking forward to all the adventures ahead, not only on the court but with the college experience as well.” — Jaleigha

Sierra Nicole Fisher

Sierra Nicole Fisher

“I am so excited to be starting at North Greenville University in the fall and pursuing a degree in Worship Studies! I absolutely love music, and I can’t wait to be totally entrenched in learning music!!” — Sierra

Macey Cohn

Macey Cohn

“I’m so excited to announce that I will be going to Virginia Tech next year! I decided to tell the world in the most unique way possible—I baked my first cake! It doesn’t look great, but it definitely tasted good! I’m so excited for the future because of what opportunities it may bring. My intended major is Computer Science, and I love watching how the field grows—especially advances with space photography and virtual reality! I am ready to make my mark on Virginia Tech and eventually the world.” — Macey

AnnAnn Puttithanasorn

AnnAnn Puttithanasorn

“I am excited about being able to study with Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor for Flute Performance and being in an environment filled with numerous performance opportunities [at Purchase College].” — AnnAnn

Isabella Golemi

Isabella Golemi

“I am so excited to be going to Texas A&M in the fall! I will be majoring in Animal Science and cannot wait to be in Aggieland! This was my first-choice school, and I can’t wait to call this my home for the next four years!” — Isabella

Helen Sweeney

Helen Sweeney

“I am so excited to explore the outdoors and connect with people from all over the world [at Colorado College]!” — Helen

Lauren Skeens

Lauren Skeens

“I am so excited to say that I will be taking a gap semester in the workforce and then be attending Old Dominion University in spring 2020. This school is about 40 minutes away from where I live, and there is no residency requirement for freshmen, so I can commute and not have to pay room and board. I cannot wait to start on the next stage of my life.” — Lauren

Catherine Loye

Catherine Loye

“I’m excited about my future plans because this is the next version of me. This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life, this is the first step of my journey to becoming a doctor! #upnext #viking” (Mercer County Community College) — Catherine

Jessica Clemons

Jessica Clemons

“I’m honored to have been accepted by Michigan’s top two schools, U of M and Michigan State to study Pediatric Therapy. But even more honored to be a Spartan! Go Green!” — Jessica

Sarah Frias

Sarah Frias

“Ready to attend The Master’s University with my college gear!” — Sarah

Benjamin Becket

Benjamin Becket

“I got accepted to UCI—I was just there last weekend so here is a pic of me there!” — Benjamin

Melinda Stackpole


“I cannot wait to spend my undergraduate years at Boston University in the city that I love while learning about what I am so passionate about! I am filled with anticipation as I begin my journey towards becoming a physician. I'm so ready to be a Terrier for life and can't wait to see where I go from here!” — Melinda

We hope you’re all just as excited about your decisions! Feel free to share your future plans with us by tagging @CollegeXpress in your own picture or video. And don’t forget, if you haven’t chosen a college yet, you can still look at schools with rolling admission policies. Start searching for schools right here on CollegeXpress!

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Courtney Smith

High School Class of 2022

CollegeXpress has been a huge help! The website is very organized with finding the right scholarship for anyone and anything. With CollegeXpress, I've been able to find many scholarship opportunities to apply for. Not only that, I'm also able to search for the colleges I have interest in and see what’s required and what scholarships they offer. I've learned a lot from CollegeXpress. They've helped me in many ways to achieve my goals!

Victoria Fuss

Victoria Fuss

March Madness Scholarship Winner, Class of 2022

CollegeXpress has helped me dramatically. Moving on to the next level has been a dream of my mine since I was just a young kid, and the support and help CollegeXpress has given me will help me further my education. I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone at CollegeXpress!

Fabiola Rodriguez

Fabiola Rodriguez

High School Class of 2022

CollegeXpress helped me on my journey to get to the school of my first choice by showing me all the options I have. I didn’t know of the College of Southern Nevada until I went on this website, and it helped me look for other choices and compare what colleges would be right for me.

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Caio Matos

High School Class of 2022

Starting the college admissions process as an international student was daunting. Thankfully, CollegeXpress was the first website I used for that cause and it helped me so much, from knowing where to start to deciding what my next move would be. I'll take a gap year, but I’m certainly using the website again when applying for fall 2023.

Lydia Huth

Lydia Huth

Student, Campbell University; CollegeXpress Student Writer

I discovered CollegeXpress while embarking on my college search journey as an excited—but scared and way confused—high schooler without a counselor or college-bound sibling to give me advice. Let me tell you, I’m so glad that I stumbled on this community! CollegeXpress helped me find potential colleges and keep application deadlines straight. It gave me a great list of scholarships, and the blogs and emails made me feel like I wasn’t going it alone. Almost three years later and with freshman year of college down, I still love the CollegeXpress vibe so much that I’m writing for them. I’d recommend this site to anyone!

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