Eric, sick of feeling like a townie loser, wants to meet college girls. He sees an add on TV for a special college edition of MTV's Singled Out, and decides to apply. He tells the producers that he goes to Harvard. Luckily, he doesn't have to prove this; they choose him because of his hair.
On the show, Eric wins a date at Chubbie's with Lisa Thurman of Columbia University. When they go on the date, Lisa reveals that she doesn't go to Columbia; she applied but didn't get in. She's embarassed to be a townie until Eric tells her that he's in the same boat. They feel better about themselves and each other; and Eric says that he will get into college someday.
Meanwhile, Cory is in the hospital for a tonsillectomy. He gets nervous when Shawn tells him a story he heard about a boy who disappeared during a routine hospital operation. Under the influence of pain-killers, Cory has a dream in which he vanishes. In real life, everything goes fine.