How I Got Into College is a 1989 American romantic comedy film by director Savage Steve Holland, starring Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Jessica (Lara Flynn Boyle) is a smart Michigan high school student with a big college dream: she wants to get into Ramsey College in Pennsylvania. As class president, there really isn't too much standing in her way'except her parents, who want her to go to the University of Michigan, their alma mater. Marlon (Corey Parker) is one of Jessica's classmates and he, too, wants to get into Ramsey College'but only so that he can be with Jessica! While she struggles to overcome parental pressure, he struggles to overcome less-than-excellent grades and some pretty lacking SAT scores. The college admissions process has been called many things, but romantic is not one of them. At least not until now! How I Got Into College was not a box office success.