“More than 200,000 students who have started filling out college applications this fall are about to get good news. ‘Congratulations!’ the email will say. They’re in.” WaPo (Gift Article): Not done with your college application? No problem. You’re in. “The email, to be sent Tuesday by the online portal called the Common Application, will convey offers of admission from 70 colleges and universities based on states where the students live and the grade-point averages they report. The offers are targeting those who would be first-generation college students or come from families with significant financial need. What’s more is that those offers will go to prospective students even if they haven’t completed their applications.” (But these poor kids will miss out on the delightfully fulfilling right of passage experience of having their parent yelling at them to complete their college essays for a friggin’ year…)