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Talkin’ Smack-a-demic: October ’14

This month in the CC Insider: a round up of scary stories and urban legends about college life; a counselor with a college-bound son discusses their search for the perfect school; tips for how to master entrance exams on the second try; the Dean dishes on disclosing ADHD, and much more!

Haunted Campus: 5 College Ghost Stories
It’s almost Halloween, and who doesn’t love a scary story? Have you heard the one about the stolen kidneys? Or the professor who discovered his students lied to get out of an exam? Check out the stories, and find out if they’re fact or fiction.
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A College Counselor Chronicles Her Own Family’s Journey
People often ask independent college counselor Lisa Mader what she would do if it were her son applying to college. Now that she’s actually going through the college search process as a parent herself, she is chronicling her experience to provide tips (and laughs) for other parents on the same journey.
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Mastering the ACT/SAT the Second Time Around
Your recent SAT/ACT scores may have met your expectations—or perhaps disappointed you. Even if you surprised yourself with a good result, there’s definitely ways to further improve your score. Learn how.
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3 Entrepreneurial Projects That Will Shine on a College Application
For a busy student, the suggestion that entrepreneurial projects can boost your college application may seem vaguely scary, but think of these as a respite from academic work and an opportunity to try out a new pastime.
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College Admission: Facts, Opinions, and Myths
Is there any truth behind the claim that once you reach a certain ACT/SAT score, scoring higher doesn’t make a big difference in your chances of acceptance? Find out what College Confidential parents have to say about this.
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The August CC Photographer of the Month is @schafsnitz

 

Ask the Dean
Should We—or Shouldn’t We—Disclose ADHD?
Question: My daughter is very intelligent and has done very well in school, but a few snags in her academic picture have me wondering if she should do something I know she would hate, but might help her in the long run. Namely, should she tell the colleges she’s applying to that she has ADHD?
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Admit This!
A New Kind of College Ranking
Want to know which schools’ graduates are landing the best jobs? LinkedIn is joining the college rankings game by grading colleges on career outcomes.
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Dates To Remember

SAT

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DEC

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24
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ACT

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13
Nov 7 Nov 21 Register
FEB

7

Jan 9 Jan 16 Register

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