Ten Things College Admissions Officers Don’t Want to Talk About

This is a great list compiled by MarketWatch.com. Each link rolls through to an explanation:

1. Not all grades are created equal

2. We don’t trust your essay

3. We’re having second thoughts about the SAT

4. Obsessing over class ranking? That’s adorable

5. It pays to make nice with your teacher

6. We only sound exclusive

7. Politics may determine whether you get in

8. We’d rather admit someone who can pay full price

9. We need you more than you need us

10. Just because you get admitted doesn’t mean you’ll stay admitted