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PUNCH NEWSLETTER March 2013

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PUNCH Newsletter March 2013 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin' Smack-a-demic: March '13
Things are heating up here at Punch HQ! OK, so maybe there’s still a light smattering of snow on the ground, but it’s only a matter of time, and—metaphorically speaking, people!—the college search process is getting crazy hot. Speaking of crazy, can you believe how much free stuff we get from our college gurus? Let’s keep it hush-hush (otherwise they might start charging), but be sure to check out the freshest tips and advice for students in our new Experts’ Corner section below.

College Shortcuts: When "Life Hacking" Goes Wrong
These days it seems like everyone's looking for tricks to make their day-to-day a bit easier. But how much shortcutting is too much when it comes to college life?
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Advice for a Soon-to-Be-Homeless College Student
CC users come to the rescue when the unthinkable happens: A student must take a forced leave of absence from college.
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Admissions Envy: How Did HE Get In?!
Parents and fellow candidates react to that all-too-familiar feeling—when a seemingly lesser applicant gets into the school that rejected you.
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College Life…with a Butler?

And here you thought it was all about wearing hoodies and eating ramen for dinner. Check out the fancy perks some colleges now offer… for a price, of course.

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How to Cope with (and Budget for) the Tuition Inflation Blues

So you're reasonably sure you can afford a school's current price tag… but what about next year? CC users anticipate the rising cost of college.

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Dates To Remember
 
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Discuss the ACT and SAT on College Confidential
Experts' Corner
Ask the Dean
Explaining Effects of Grandmother's Death in Applications
Question: Senior year, my grandmother passed away. She and I were really close, and her death greatly impacted me and had an impact on my first semester senior year grades (my mid-year report). Should I explain this in my college applications?

Find out what the dean said…

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Facebook Fatigue

Back in the '70s, there was a hit song called Dust in the Wind, by a group called Kansas. The punchline of the chorus of that song went, "Nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky." That's an apt sentiment for teenagers' interest in Facebook these days. Read more…

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

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