April 11th, 4:16pm
After a few errands and quick Walgreens stop for some Hot Cheetos, my family and I are headed over Vail Pass and down to the Denver International Airport. I am so excited and anxious to be visiting Texas Christian University. I want to like it, but the financial aspect of the college scares me. I am trying to go into this weekend with an open mind. I don’t want to over think things; rather just live in the moment.
I have some homework to do and some AP Exams to prepare for so for the next three hours I am going to try to not let myself watch Netflix and be productive!
April 12th, 7:45pm
Its the morning of my tour and my family and I are on the way to campus. We arrived at our hotel at about 1am this morning so after a shower I was in bed around 2. With Starbucks in hand to hopefully mask my 5 hour sleep last night, I am just as anxious as yesterday. I have a feeling I will love the school, but I am trying to go in with an open mind. I have an idea of what I hope the school is but I have such a small frame of reference. There’s not much more to say, so here we go!
April 12th, 4:57pm
After an insanely confusing day, all I can do right now is think. At first sight, I was very apprehensive about TCU. I guess I never realized how limited the engineering department was until I got there. The school only offers two engineering degrees (mechanical and electrical) which gives me very little room to move if I change my major. Aside from that, the school is amazing. I love the people and the town and the vibe and agh its really a great school. Not only that, but the equestrian and eventing teams are outstanding and are located in such a prime equine location.
As sad as I am to say this, TCU is not the school for me. It is a fabulous school in so many ways, but I am really looking for an established engineering department.
At the end of the day, this little getaway was much needed and so fun. I am glad that I am continuing to successfully narrow down my list.