Getting into college is a lot like dating. There’s a lot of hard work and selection involved, but once you’re on that date, all you can do is relax, be yourself, and have the self-confidence to know that if it doesn’t ultimately work out, you’ll find love with someone else.
For the seniors who are about to start your college applications this fall, you’ve done all the hard work to get yourself the dates. Now it’s time to pick the right colleges to ask out, not just based on looks or popularity, but the schools you believe could really make you happy. Then you apply, relax, be yourself, and have enough self-confidence to know that if Yale says no, you'll just find your college soulmate in some other lucky school that said yes.