Jordan Nixon, a high school senior at Douglas County High School in Georgia, has been accepted into 39 colleges and universities and counting.
“The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” Jordan told WGCL-TV.
According to the local news outlet, it is the highest number of acceptance letters of any student at the high school. The 17-year-old applied to 50 colleges and is still waiting from responses from some.
Her parents, Arthur and Angelina Nixon, are proud that their daughter—a captain of the varsity cheer squad, a member of Distributive Education Club of America and Chick-fil-A Leader Academy—is wanted at so many schools.
Jordan sought out schools that offered international b
“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” she said.
Her mother joked, “It really was amazing at first, and then it became, when are the letters going to stop?”
The upperclassman was able to apply to
“Students like Jordan who took advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App,”
said Pinky Quick, the college and career center specialist at Douglas County High School. “You can apply to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and also Common App they can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one app.”
Along with the 39 letters, the high school senior has been offered approximately $1.6 million in scholarships.
Even with all the accolades, it’s still up in the air where Jordan will continue her education. She has until May 1 to make a decision.
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