Applications take a lot of work. You’ve got to fill out the form in addition to writing essays and getting letters of recommendation. You’ve got to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost everyone is aware of those requirements, but what’s often overlooked – due to either carelessness, hastiness, or laziness – are the little details. For example, the application will ask for your counselor’s middle initial. You have to answer how many weeks per year and hours per week you participate in, say, Model United Nations.