Teen accepted to 113 colleges and universities

17-year-old Jasmine Harrison was accepted into 113 colleges with a combined total of $4.5M in merit-based scholarships.                        WFMY

17-year-old Jasmine Harrison was accepted into 113 colleges with a combined total of $4.5M in merit-based scholarships. WFMY

Harrison was awarded more than $4.5 million dollars in scholarships.

'When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, "OK, this is really happening,"' Harrison told CBS affiliate WFMY-TV.

She was also awarded more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships. However, according to WFMY-TV, Harrison took advantage of common applications and a special opportunity in North Carolina to effectively circumvent those high costs. Another impressive feat: She spent just $135 on fees. She also received full-ride scholarships to Ed Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi. She was able to apply for 20 more colleges by filling out one form on The Common Application website. Ultimately, Harrison tells WFMY-TV, she hopes to become a NICU nurse.

Harrison is expected to graduate from The Academy at Smith in just a few weeks on May 24 with a ideal 4.0 GPA.

'On those late nights when I was filling out those applications with my mom and we just felt like we can not do this, we just ended up singing gospel songs together to get through the night, ' Harrison said.

Upon hearing that someone has been accepted into that many schools, the first thought on many people's minds will likely be cost - especially since the application fees for certain USA universities now clock in as high as $80 or $90. She has made a decision to accept Bennett College's offer and plans to enroll there in the fall with a major in biology.

Harrison's high school, The Academy at Smith, is a public career-focused school. It is part of the school district in Guilford County, North Carolina.

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