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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

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