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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Suzy Lee Weiss: To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me - WSJ.com

Like me, millions of high-school seniors with sour grapes are asking themselves this week how they failed to get into the colleges of their dreams. It's simple: For years, they—we—were lied to.

Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere.

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It was a different country and different times, but when I was seventeen I applied to one university and they accepted me. There was no need to list my "leadership positions" (just as well, my gorge would have risen at such an expression), sporting prowess, or pastimes - they had my exam results and presumably my school had assured them that I wasn't a criminal. Ain't progress wonderful?

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 4, 2013 2:12:10 AM

" If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere."

Nah...just tell them you are Native American (see...lookie...high cheekbones)

Posted by: titan | Apr 5, 2013 10:57:59 AM