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PUNCH NEWSLETTER August 2013

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PUNCH Newsletter August 2013 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin' Smack-a-demic: August '13
Big things are afoot, Punchers. For starters: IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME! Ahem, sorry for the outburst. This time of year just totally does it for us. Perhaps equally thrilling are the major improvements in store for the CC community! You spoke; we listened, and the result is a smoother, more streamlined experience—with a bunch more bells and whistles, of course. We didn’t think it was possible, either, but look for CollegeConfidential to get even foxier in the coming weeks, as we commence to crackin’ the books!

The Hit List: What to Look for in a College
Juniors, take note! Veteran CC users are back, and—miraculously unscathed by the summer hustle—they’re breaking down must-have criteria for parents and students just starting the college-search process.
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Meet the 8 Professors You’ll Have in College
Think you had some zany teachers in high school? You just wait. From “The Tweed” to “The Double Life,” CollegeView takes typecasting to a whole new level with this prof-personality breakdown.
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CC Parent on Move-In Day: “I’ve Been Hit with a Sledgehammer”
The admissions process can be so hectic—especially this final stretch—that it’s often easy to forget what happens at the end: college life begins. Read bittersweet milestone reactions from CC parents and students at the start of classes.
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What’s New for the Common App? Tips from a C4 Expert

The Common App is currently undergoing major changes and getting a fresh new look for the 2013-14 admissions season. Get hip to the app’s biggest changes and their impact on college-bound students.

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Is Silicon Valley Really “All That”?

Join the conversation as CC users debate whether entry-level positions with Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants are preferable to the freedom and creativity associated with small startups.


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Dates To Remember
 
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Discuss the ACT and SAT on College Confidential
A (Real-Life) Student’s Take: Back to School Edition
Ask the Dean
Vet School for Late Bloomer?
Question: My daughter is going into 12th grade. In 9th grade she made some B’s and C’s, but since she has become a solid B student. Her current GPA is 3.2 and her ACT is 27. She has been very consistent with her (animal-related) extracurricular activities, and she’s done an internship with a veterinarian and is currently working on a game preserve in Africa. Does she have a shot at getting into a college with a good science department that will give her the prerequisites for vet school?

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Admit This!
Packing-for-College Roundup

Some of you won’t leave until early September, but in any case, packing for college can be a real challenge. One of the best ways to determine what you need is to do a “lifestyle inventory”—a chronicle of what you use in your everyday life to maintain your current standard of living. It involves taking some notes and pausing for thought, but the result can be quite practical.

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Virtual College Fairs for International Students
Middle East & Africa: Sept 7, 2013
Latin America: Sept 14, 2013
Asia: Sept 28, 2013

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