1. You play up your best qualities in the hopes that your dream school will notice you.

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apply.commonapp.org

 

2. You try to learn everything about them — their major interests, their class schedule . . .

 

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college.harvard.edu

 

3. . . . But they always seem so much more glamorous on Facebook than in real life.

 

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life.arizona.edu

 

4. All the best options play hard-to-get.

 

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yale.edu

 

5. After you send your first message, you spend what feels like months waiting for an answer.

 

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admission.stanford.edu

 

6. Rejection becomes your greatest fear.

 

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online.wsj.com

 

7. You might go on a first date before making it official.

 

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twitter.com/caltech

 

8. You really hope your parents will one day watch you walk down the aisle.

 

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princeton.edu