College Admission: From Application to Acceptance Step by Step

The Anti-Karma of College Admission

How many times have you heard college-bound 18-year-olds and their parents weave the randomness story about college admission?

"It's sheer luck."

"It's unfair."

"It's a roll of the dice."

But is it? As the public conversation circles the admission decisions rolling in, it's a good time to look at the way the cookie actually crumbles -- or how admission decisions are really made.