Prospective major: Aerospace engineering.
Other interests: Soccer, AFROTC.
Expectations: A lot of academics, but it seems that the people here know how to get away from the academics through sports, friendships, etc.
Fears: I've heard that Course 16 is the hardest major at MIT and I don't feel prepared in some subjects. My high school was not as rigorous as some. It's rural and I'm the first person to go to MIT in recent memory.
Looking forward to: the opportunity to meet interesting and intelligent people from all over the US and the world.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2003.