College Admissions - A Laughing Matter? Yes!


uocHilarious!  Eric received the following email from University of Chicago encouraging him to meet their early application deadline.  I got a giggle out of several of these, especially # 7.  Reaching out to kids with a sense of humor is greatly appreciated!

Top Ten Reasons You Should Turn In Your Early Action Application on Sunday

1. Dean Nondorf wants You! To apply to the University of Chicago.

2. Winter will be SO MUCH WARMER, comparatively.  To January 20, 1985.

3. You can’t get into college if you don’t apply!

4. Turning in a college application is a time honored All Saint’s Day tradition.

5. Procrastinating is only cool and fun once you’re in college.

6. You are one step closer to winning a Nobel Prize! Or at least closer to people who have won the Nobel Prize.

7. If you turn in your application early, Jon and Kate will a) get back together or b) stay divorced. Choose your own adventure!

8. Every time an Early Action application is sent in, a fairy gets its wings.

9.That Hogwarts letter isn’t coming. This is the next best thing.

10. You send us an application, we send you cookies. (Note: The University of Chicago cannot guarantee the delivery of any and all baked goods to applicants.)

Office of College Admissions


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I went there! Their sense of humor was definitely a draw. If your son thought this was funny, he’d probably fit right in. Incidentally, the picture accompanying the article is of the Chicago Theological Seminary, home of the Seminary Co-op bookstore. The University just purchased it last year, but the Seminary is still housed there.

    Goooooo Maroons!

  2. Anne B – yes, I think so. Anne #2 – we enjoyed our visit to the campus last spring – the student who led our tour did a terrific job and make it seem like a very fun and stimulating place to attend college.

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