‘I got in!’ Teen with Down syndrome shares moment she learns of college acceptance

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 9:12 PM

“I got in! I’m going to college!” a pleased Rachel Grace screams into her mother’s camera when it registers that she's been accepted to E Stroudsburg Univ in Pennsylvania.

‘I got in!’ Teen with Down syndrome shares moment she learns of college acceptance

A teen with Down syndrome is heading to college and a touching video showing her opening the acceptance letter has gone viral with millions of views.

“I got in! I’m going to college!” a pleased Rachel Grace screams into her mother’s camera when it registers that she's been accepted to E Stroudsburg Univ in Pennsylvania.

The video has been viewed on Facebook more than 12.6 million times.

“It was very exciting; we were very pleased for Rachel,” her mother, Deb Grace, told "Fox & Friends" Sunday.

Asked how she felt when she found out, Rachel said, “It was just cool.”

Rachel, a senior at a high school exterior Philadelphia who's manager of her school'south basketball team, had considered four special-needs schools that might cater to her better.

However, she decided she wanted to move out and live independently, Fox twenty-nine Philadelphia reported.

E Stroudsburg shared the video latest week on its Facebook page and said, "Welcome to ESU Rachel Grace! We're lucky to call you a Warrior."

She's been accepted to the school'south Career, Independent Living & Learning Studies program for youthful adults with intellectual disabilities.

As a CILLS student, she'll be getting the full college experience as soon as she steps ft on the ESU Campus in the fall, WNEP-TV reported.

“They go to class, they cheer on the Warriors, they go to the cafeteria, they wake up for that eight a. m. Monday class,” College of Education Dean Terry Barry told the station.

Rachel’s video got to him, too.

“Of course, it just melts your heart when you look a learner reading the acceptance letter, but at that moment, I didn't realize that over a half a million other people had also saw the video,” he said.

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