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Show Off Your New School With These Decision Day Instagram Captions

Getting accepted to a college can be both exciting and overwhelming for many high school seniors. Decision Day can be one of the most difficult of them all; deciding where you’re going to spend the next four years can take a long time, especially if the school is in a completely new environment far away from your hometown. For others, the excitement of embarking on a new journey and experiencing a taste of independence for the first time will begin once you’ve decided which college you’ll attend

Once you’ve made your decision, you’ll probably want to share it on Instagram with your friends and family, of course. But what’s a good Instagram caption to use? Don’t worry, bestie — I’ve been there when it comes to deciding on the best Instagram captions to show off your new school, so I’ve got you covered with 18 Decision Day Instagram caption ideas for your next post!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending _ in the fall!

This is a more traditional caption. It’s short and simple, and an excellent way to share the exciting news with others. If you’re feeling particularly sentimental, you could also include a list of your academic or extracurricular achievements in high school, as well as what you plan to major in at university.

My home for the next four years!

If you went to your new school and took pictures, this Instagram caption would be a great way to show off your campus while also announcing where you’ll be attending. Make sure to take a picture next to the school’s sign!

I went to school for 12 years just to do it again for four more.

This Instagram caption is dedicated to all the comedian girlies. If you want to announce where you’re going in a more lighthearted manner, this is the perfect way to inform your friends, family, and mutuals that you’re just getting started.

I probably should’ve gone to school and gotten that degree in communication.

A shameless self-promo! If you want to be an incoming communication major like me, consider this line from Big Sean’s song “Inspire Me.” This is a more unique approach to decision day that allows you to showcase your love of music while also announcing your major. As an added bonus, there are dozens of other songs that mention college or school.

Easiest decision ever.

Hopefully, it was!

Starting life: college edition.

College is all about the beginning of your real life.

“The thing about new beginnings is that they require something else to end.”

This quote from the CW’s Gossip Girl perfectly encapsulates the end of high school and the start of college.

“What, like it’s hard?”

This iconic quote, from Legally Blonde’s Harvard Law School graduate Elle Woods, is perfect for your big announcement.


Brief and straightforward!

Your soon-to-be college student.

College isn’t going to be ready for you!

See you on campus in the fall!

This post may be perfect for mutuals you’re following who are also planning to attend the same college, as well as a cute way to meet new people in the process.

Many dream, some try, but I achieved.

This Instagram caption is a cute way to show your progression from high school to your new accomplishment of attending college.

Back to being a freshman.

Some people love the idea, while others despise it, but one thing is certain: Once you start college, you’ll be a freshman once more.

A new start!

I like to think of college as a new beginning for students to discover themselves, so use this caption idea for your next Instagram post if you want something short but sentimental.

So ready for this journey!

You definitely will be.

Already thinking about my dorm decor.

Share your plans to live in the dorms during your first year of college with your mutuals! This Instagram idea is great for demonstrating not only that you will be living on campus, but that you were accepted in the first place.

College commitment: Season 1, Episode 1.

Your college life is its own show (though hopefully with less drama).

College isn’t going to be ready for me!

Yes, I stole from my own message.

Siobhan Robinson is a member of the Her Campus national writing program. She works on the entertainment and culture team, covering the most recent pop culture events, trends, and entertainment releases. Previously, she worked as an Entertainment and Culture intern during the Spring 2023 semester, where she was supervised in writing breaking news verticals, live coverage of events such as the Grammys and Met Gala, and interviewing emerging Gen Z talent for Her Campus's "Next Questions" segment. She is currently a fourth-year communication studies student at San Jose State University. She is also a member of the SJSU chapter of Her Campus, where she presently serves as Editor-In-Chief, supervising a staff of writers, senior editors, and copy editors and assessing their articles for the site. She previously worked as a senior editor for the chapter and assisted in editing the work of a team of 4-5 writers. In her free time, Siobhan enjoys scrapbooking, hanging out with her friends, going to concerts, and, of course, writing for fun! She's a die-hard fangirl who will tell you everything she knows about her favorite boybands even if you don't ask.