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PUNCH NEWSLETTER January 2014

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PUNCH Newsletter January 2014 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin' Smack-a-demic: January '14
This month, while we were busy finalizing applications, hunting down scholarships, and writing essays, College Confidential underwent a much-anticipated makeover! The web’s most popular college-bound site now boasts interactive tagging, Facebook/Twitter connectivity, advanced bookmarking, and security features—and that’s just the beginning! Log in today and see what everyone’s talking about!

Get Noticed Online—For the Right Reasons
Now’s the time to clean up your social media activity so that colleges who are looking at you—make no mistake, they are looking—will see your good qualities and not that video of your regrettable Christmas-jammy-pants dance.
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Should I Follow My Boyfriend to College?
Ah, young love. It’s a many splendored thing … but is it worth sacrificing your shot at a great school, and a (potentially) better future? CC users weigh in on heatherian's tough choice.
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Beware the Campus Creepy-Crawlies
From preschool jungle gyms to college dorms, schools are like vast petri dishes for contagious germs that can leave you sniffling—or worse. Learn preventive tips and treatment options for the most common campus bugs.
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10 Wackiest Scholarships

We always thought scholarships were for, you know … scholars. But students are nabbing dollars for everything from their height (seriously, there’s a scholarship for tall people) to vegetarian eating habits—and those are the relatively normal ones.

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To File or Not to File … That is the Question

It’s tax season once again, and CC members debate the pros and cons of filing. Get the low-down on your student-return options.


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Dates To Remember
 
SAT
Test Dates
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Late Reg
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MAR
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Feb 7 Feb 24 Register
MAY
3
Apr 18 Apr 21 Register

ACT Test
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Mar 7
Mar 8-21
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JUN
14
May 9 May 10-23 Register

Discuss the ACT and SAT on College Confidential.
 
College S.O.S.: Lifesaving Expert Tips
Lost in the choppy waters of college planning? College S.O.S. can help! Next up in this series of expert-led webinars:
  • February 26: College expert Dan Bisig presents scholarships any student can apply for. Get ready to supercharge your search. Register now!
  • March 19: Lisa Mader, founder of LEAP Learning & Assessment, shares tips for regrouping if you don’t get into your first-choice school. Register now!
Ask the Dean
Impact of Late Teacher Recommendations?
Question: I am dangerously close to the application deadline, and two of my teachers haven’t sent in their letters of recommendation. Is that a problem?

Find out what the dean said…

Admit This!
Have You Been Deferred?

If you were accepted ED, congratulations! But if you’re a high school senior who just got a deferral notice from your Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) college, here’s some advice for handling the disappointment.

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