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The Perplexing College Admissions Process

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Learning from other people's experiences is among the best ways to avoid problems and mistakes when undertaking a new endeavor. One of the more complex endeavors these days is the college admissions process. There are so many variables and possibilities for seemingly random outcomes that having the benefit of other applicants' war stories can be key to helping you avoid pitfalls. If you will be applying to college this fall, the following information could be quite helpful to you.

There's an intriguing -- and long -- thread on the College Confidential discussion forum that details some “applicants' war stories." What makes you ridiculously angry about the college admissions process? explores, across 520 posts, the issues that perplex and even possibly enrage college applicants and their parents. While the qualifier “ridiculously" in the thread's title may be a bit over the top, there are certainly aspects of the college process that are at least annoying, infuriating and possibly, at worst, temper-tantrum inducing.

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