Autumn didn’t even know about Corban University until they sent her an email one day, and by that night she had already sent in her application; although, the application wasn’t technically completed until a couple months later.
The college caught her attention when she found out that it was a Christian college that suited her, but it also had the forensic psychology program that she wanted to be in. “It’s a Christian college, and the campus is absolutely beautiful!” she said. Corban University is the 9th best college in Oregon to study Psychology at, according to Niche.com, a website used to research colleges, so Autumn is definitely in good hands.
Autumn didn’t have any backup colleges. She had her heart set on this college and this college only. Even when teachers told her it would be a good idea to have a backup school, she just knew that this was the only school she wanted to get into. Autumn applied to this college after only reading about it for a day.
“This is like the perfect college for me,” she said, talking about her first impression of the college. She knew that this was the right place for her to be.
College is that next big step in life and Autumn’s high school friend Kailey Mize thinks that this next chapter in her life will be good for her. “This university and just that basic step of going to college is going to help her become more confident in who she is and what she is capable of,” she said.
Autumn is already one step ahead of the game and is the only senior in her class that has applied and gotten into a college through early acceptance. Many of her senior classmates don’t even know exactly where they want to go or apply. Although she is ready for this next step in her life, she knows that there are some things about this last year at home are going to be hard. “I’m really close to my parents, so that’s going to be difficult,” she said.
Kailey Mize, another student at Griswold High School and a good friend of Autumn’s, is also thinking about applying to Corban University. Both students said that they think it would be nice to see a familiar face on campus and also talked about the possibility of being roommates.
“It will make it stronger because we will know the good parts and the bad parts [about each other],” Kailey said when talking about how going to college together would affect their friendship.
“The atmosphere and the people will be a good place for her,” said Mize. Autumn seems to have chosen the best college fit for her. She chose a college that was close to home, and with her dream major. Still just in the first term of her senior year of high school, she is all set for this next chapter in her life.