You know how you used to fill in the blanks on a bunch of papers, agonize over an essay or two, send it off to the college of your choice and then anxiously await an acceptance letter in the mail?
Yeah, it doesn't work that way anymore. Except for the essay part. There's still a lot of agonizing there.
But there are no stamps; it's all digital. You submit your application online, and you learn your fate online. And that, as it turns out, is pretty exciting.
Last month, my niece…