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We’re not always our best selves during applications season. Perhaps you’ve seen these people around. Perhaps you’ve even been these people once or twice.

 

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Pride

The overconfident. That one person who thinks Harvard is their target and Yale is their safety. Even if they’re double legacy with a 5.0 GPA and hella extracurriculars, you’ve got to admit they’re being at least a little insufferable. Just a little bit.

 

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Gluttony

The over-applicant. That one person who’s applying to over 50 schools. Hey, if they can afford it, more power to them.

 

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Envy

The nosy judger. That one person who absolutely must know where everyone else is applying, and you always feel like you’re being judged no matter what answer you give. Say a good school, and they’re rolling their eyes. Say anything lesser, and they give you a prejudiced “Huh, where’s that?” In that voice. You know it.

 

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Lust

The fanboy/fangirl. That one person who’s dead set on a single school, and you’re almost afraid of what they might do to themselves if they get a rejection letter. This person will most likely have been wearing this college’s gear since sophomore year and will be spitting out facts about this college at every opportunity.

(It might be a good idea to not ask this person where they’re applying ED, unless that’s a conversation you really, really want to have.)

 

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Sloth

The extreme procrastinator. That one person whose applications all get sent out at around 11:59 PM the day of the deadline. They possess the power to somehow satisfy ten supplemental prompts with only one essay, and will probably forget to order either their transcript, test scores, or both.

 

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Greed

The perfect score chaser. That one person who will do whatever it takes for that 36, that 1600, that 5, or what have you. Will test prep religiously and want to know what everyone else got. If they do reach their perfect score, they’ll most likely not shut up about it.

 

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Wrath

The monster. Applications have completely broken this poor unfortunate soul, and they’re cranky and tired and don’t want to talk about it. It’s probably best to give this person some caffeine and then back away slowly.

Jeanette Si

Jeanette is part of the class of 2018 at Cornell University, double majoring in Information Science and China Studies. She hails from a public high school in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and enjoys geocaching, skiing, and gaming in her spare time. Admissions season has given her humility, resilience, and the ability to answer ten different prompts with one personal statement.