just wanted to state one pet peeve about this site... It seems like most people that post on here are concerned parents of the kids that are applying. I dont understand why they are taking a hand in the application! shouldnt the applicants be asking the questions themselves and not the parents? It is frustrating to me because it seems that the kids are getting extra help from their parents (ie. parents contacting ALO/emailing/knowing all deadlines for applications), and I'm honestly doing it on my own. Anyone else have anything to say about this? am I wrong? just wanted to put my two cents in.