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PUNCH NEWSLETTER January 2013

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Talkin' Smack-a-demic: Jan '13

Another holiday season is behind us, and we're all thinking the same thing: If we never see another candy cane or midday airing of A Christmas Story, it'll be too soon! (Until next year, obvs.) Right now it’s time to focus on the brand-new year, with tips for avoiding application-season pitfalls, advice for nontraditional students, SAT/ACT deadlines, and much more. Watch out, 2013—we’re sugar-buzzed, college-bound, and amped for success!

10 Common FAFSA Mistakes
An error-filled FAFSA can cost more than just valuable time—it can actually reduce the amount of aid you receive. Avoid these costly FAFSA mistakes.
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Help! I Flunked My First Semester of College
One CC user shares a not-so-great freshman experience. Learn how to rebound if you find you’ve underestimated college coursework.
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The 30-(Plus)-Year-Old Freshman
CC users discuss the pros and cons of starting college later in life. (Spoiler: They’re mostly pros—it pays to be older, wiser, and, like, a million times more focused.)
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Top 5 Reasons to Drop Out of College
A recent Harvard study says nearly half of America’s college students drop out before graduation. Know these common risk factors to avoid becoming a statistic.
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Dates To Remember
 
SAT
Test Dates
Registration
Deadline
Late Reg
Deadline
Details
MAR
9
Feb 8 Feb 22 Register
MAY
4
Apr 5 Apr 19 Register

ACT Test
Dates


Registration
Deadline

Late Reg
Deadline

Details

FEB
9
Jan 11 Jan 12-18 Register
APR
13
Mar 8 Mar 9-22 Register

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Potent Punchables
Ask the Dean
Can Americans Living/Studying Abroad Get US Federal Aid?
Question: I’m an American living abroad and thinking about applying to universities in the UK. Am I still eligible for financial aid? My parents pay US taxes.

Find out what the dean said…

Admit This!
What the Heck is “Holistic” Admissions—and How Can it Affect You?
The key to understanding holistic evaluation of college applicants is to first ditch the concept that test scores are the Holy Grail of getting in.

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Virtual College Fairs for International Students
Asia: Mar 9, 2013
Middle East & Africa: Mar 23, 2013
Latin America: Apr 27, 2013
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