The toughest college admissions year on record is reaching its apex this week as nervous seniors obsessively check their email or a website to discover their fates, reports the Daily Beast. The hotter-than-ever Ivy League schools, which all had a record number of applicants this year, will notify the lucky ones at 5 p.m. Wednesday. It has been an especially stressful process this year. The weak economy and a wider acceptance of the common application—Columbia used it for the first time this year and had a 32 percent jump in applicants over last year—has meant the competition is steeper than...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.