Newsletter

PUNCH NEWSLETTER Mar 2011

{loadposition punch_nav}

College Confidential   CollegeView      March 2011


March Comes in Like a Lion: Grrrrrrr, Baby!

“What will it take to stop the madness?” CC member upstatemom wonders aloud during a recent debate over whether the college financial aid process is too complicated. Sure, it can be tricky navigating all those forms and deadlines, but you PUNCHers aren’t scared, are you? Even as spring roars onto the scene in a frenzy of SARs and scrambling for scholarship dollars, you have nothing to fear. This month’s PUNCHline: Topple your nastiest money concerns, one precious greenback at a time.


For starters, someone should make it easy to access all the college-bound info you need to start making wise financial choices. Oh, wait… we did that. The new College Confidential mobile app for iPhone and Android is free to download and lets you cruise the wildly popular CC forums, Admit This!, Ask the Dean, and School Spotlight blogs—whenever, wherever. Check out what new users are saying:

  • “As a student who constantly goes on this website, I must say bravo!” – JJ
  • “Better than the mobile site. Very functional and easy!” – TipuRipu
  • “Been waiting for this and it did not disappoint me. Great job, CC team!” – Pinkstar70

Even though Thanksgiving is a ways off, PUNCHers, we’re issuing a BIG SHOUT OUT to those loyal CC friends who had our back in response to recent eyebrow-raising comments made by Andrew Ferguson, author of Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College. FYI, Mr. Ferguson: The College Confidential message boards are hotter than ever. Take a good look—but be careful not to get scorched!

Plus, if you’re looking for a break from the college admissions grind, join not-so-idle chitchat on everything from history’s best and worst U.S. presidents, the worst movies of all time, and one student’s (evil?) plan to cruise campus in a $40,000 car.

Heads up to our Latin American students! If you’re from Chile, Colombia, Brazil, or Mexico, click here to register your FREE spot for the April 9th Latin America Virtual Student Fair! Attendees will have the chance to:

  • Talk face-to-face with U.S. college admissions reps
  • Win one of three scholarships for USD1,000
  • Download videos and e-brochures, even after the fair

 

More CollegeView Greatest Hits

Can Snake Venom Kill Cancer? UNC research shows promise

"I Can't Afford College" and Other Financial Aid & Grant Myths

Meeting with College Admissions Staff: What to prepare, what to bring, and what to ask

AP Credit: A Resource Worth Checking Out

Don't Feel Left Out

You know how it is when you are watching a series on TV and happen to miss a week or two? You feel lost, right? Well, don't let that happen while you are researching colleges and financial aid. Get on the horn and read through our January newsletter and our February newsletter for some valuable discussions and news items that you just can't miss!


Keilexandra

RECENT POST
FRENCH LANGUAGE Advanced summer program- immersion for Fluency

..........................................................

Emaheevul07

RECENT POST
Spending money for on campus students with a meal plan

..........................................................

fallenchemist

RECENT POST
Tulane University vs. New York University










Need a change of scenery? Discover new and distant college cultures with Campus Vibe’s growing collection of user-generated content
calLAUniversity of California-Berkeley
CC Videos
Hampshire College
CC Videos
   
Johns Hopkins University
CC Photos
Binghamton University
Campus Visits
 



Class of 2012, TOP school & academic profile?
In High School Life by CPUscientist3000

Feb 12 ACT
In ACT Preparation by Whiphi

Let's Play the College Ranking Game (Plus/Minus)
In College Confidential Cafe by StudiousMaximus




The best online college search resource just got even better. While using our "fuzzy" approach to ranking your preferences, you can now share your searches on Facebook and Twitter or by email.

Welcome to a new way to search for colleges!








FREE for iPhone and Android!

While on the go, you can now:
- Explore the CC message boards
- Be notified when your favorite threads are updated
- Stay up to date with Ask the Dean, School Spotlight, and other CC blogs
- Check your private messages, and more!




Expert advice from Sally Rubenstone – author, counselor, parent, and admissions guru

Should I Use My Grandparents’ Address to Get In-State Tuition?

Question: I plan on applying to a California State university and I have grandparents living in California. I would like to use their address to apply as it would lower my tuition costs, but I currently live in Colorado. Will I be able to use my grandparents address in my application? Find out what the dean said...




Expert Opinions on College Admissions, by Dave Berry

Cramming for the SAT? Take a Nap!

Test anxiety is a huge problem for all ages, but especially for high school students (SATs) and college students (mid-terms and finals). The most popular method for preparing for these challenges is cramming. Imagine that your head is a large paper bag and that the subject matter you need to learn is groceries. Your goal is to try to get as many groceries as possible into your bag without ripping the bag wide open (also known as “cerebral meltdown”). From the looks on the faces of those entering SAT test centers around the world at the crack of dawn, it’s easy to see a lot of heavily damaged brain bags. Shouldn’t there be a better way? Read more...

 
© 2011 by Hobsons, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE