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How to Decipher College Confidential Acronyms

Question: Is there a thread on CC with an explanation of Acronyms? Or can one be started and people add as we go. Sometimes you are reading discussions and with the Acronyms which google does not pull up sometimes, we totally miss out on information.

HYPS? HBCU? SCEA? DD1? DS2? The admissions world ... and College Confidential in particular ... does indeed present an alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations that can be difficult to navigate without experience or assistance. But, actually, there are a lot of acronyms and abbreviations that Google does pull up. That's where “The Dean" herself (who was born when a "Web site" was where Wilbur met Charlotte ;-) ) goes to decipher College Confidential code and where you, too, can find lists that come straight from CC and date back over a decade.

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