1. Basically drowning in prospectuses.
2. Procrastinating beginning your application until reallllly close to the deadline.
3. Finally starting it and getting into a massive panic because you can't remember what you got in every single GCSE.
4. Desperately searching for things you might have done that will give you more UCAS points.
5. Realising you have to pay to apply.
6. And getting even more screwed over if you want to apply to performing arts school.
7. Seeing all the incredible uni course options and briefly thinking of doing something that sounds really fun.
8. Finally deciding on a course and then genuinely struggling to to pick only five universities.
9. So narrowing your last few choices down using slightly ridiculous decisions.
10. Having your entire future rest on a good reference from a teacher you hate.
11. Trying to write your personal statement and having no idea where to begin.
12. Really dragging out the paragraph where you talk about Duke of Edinburgh.
13. And really bigging up your work experience.
14. Trying to think of different ways to say "passionate" in your statement.
15. Proofreading your application about 800 times.
16. And then realising that it doesn't really make sense any more.
17. Being pestered by your mum every day before you submit the application.
18. Finally submitting it and constantly refreshing the page.
19. Having a heart attack every time you get an email from UCAS.
20. Finally getting an offer and feeling on TOP of the world, before realising this is only the start of it.
21. And then going to a uni open day after getting an offer and discovering it's much uglier than you expected.
Uni "we have photographed the one attractive spot on campus for the prospectus, the rest of it is exclusively built from concrete".