Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How not to get in to college - How Not to Get Into College: Submit a Robotic Application Click above for Sue Shellenbarger's column in today's Wall Street Journal about common mistakes made by college applicants. Gaffes include --

  • Letting your mom sign her own name to your application.
  • Plugging in the wrong college name when answering, "Why are you applying here?"
  • Emailing the admissions dean 15 times to show your interest.
  • Expounding on your sexual experiences in your personal essay.

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