This Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 photo courtesy of Oberlin College/Gary Cohen shows Debra Chermonte, dean of admissions at Oberlin College, as she goes through applications at the college in Oberlin, Ohio. ... more 
This Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 photo courtesy of Oberlin College/Gary Cohen shows Debra Chermonte, dean of admissions at Oberlin College, as she goes through applications at the college in Oberlin, Ohio. Chermonte says that when evaluating applicants' essays, Oberlin's admission officers "aren't looking for perfection in 17- and 18-year-olds. We are looking for the human being behind the roster of activities and grades." less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Oberlin College, Gary Cohen
Mon, Nov 22, 2010 8:33 AM EST