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The university application: genuine character pulls its weight

It’s application season which means it’s one of the most important opportunities in a young adult’s life to show who they truly are. What?? That's right. *One of the most important opportunities in a young adult's life to show who they truly are.* Yet, how many students—and parents—freak out about this time? “How do we make that low grade look better than it is?” “Is there a way to show I play sports even if I’m not on a team?” “Should we take the ACT a third time?” And while these questions have some legitimacy—the process itself generates much of the mania and anxiety that overcomes the applicant and her family at this time of year—everyone’s missing the point. The strongest universi

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