For the longest time, I have wanted to go to UCLA. But, I kind of deferred my dream and focused on something closer; University of Missouri - Columbia.
I will need to start applying for colleges next fall and I was wondering if it was stupid to apply to a college just to see if you get in it? Now, if I did get accepted, that really could change everything (proving to my parents that I can get in, etc.) and I might be able to go. I think that if I was in-state I would have a pretty good shot of getting in, but because I am out-of-state it makes things 100 times harder to get in. But, I was reading about it and to me sometimes it seems kind of random who they let it. Most of the time it is the really high achievers, but once in a while it seems like they might let a few slip through if they have a great essay or something like that.
Anyways, will it be stupid to (most likely) waste 90 bucks on applying to a college that I am probably not going to get in to? (Btw, the 90 bucks isn't a big deal to me, I don't mind using it.)