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Talkin’ Smack-a-demic: May ’16

Summer is nearly upon us, and we’ve got content and discussions for just about everyone. Big congrats to those seniors who finalized their college plans since our last CC Insider—for most seniors, the grueling admissions process is finally over. And for those a lot earlier in the process, we’ve got a great guide to earning college credit to save time and money at many universities.

Colleges With Openings for Fall 2016 [NACAC Annual List]
If you are a graduating senior reading this, you probably have your plans for college locked in. Every year, though, some students don’t get into any schools they applied to, or get into a school they are having second thoughts about. Here is the annual list of schools that may still have open seats for the fall—and some are great!
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Compare Old and New SAT Scores—CB Concordance Table
Want to see how your new SAT score compares to old SAT scores? The College Board has an app for that, both for Android and Apple devices. And, there’s a web app, too. Links are in the first post in this thread. There’s also plenty of discussion by CC members on the score distribution curve, whether the scoring system is transparent, and more.
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Harvard to Bar Members of All-Male Clubs From Leading Groups
“Students who join Harvard’s male-only social clubs won’t be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017. The new policy, announced Friday by Harvard’s first female president, also applies to other unofficial single-gender groups on campus, including fraternities and sororities.” As you might expect, CC members have varied opinions.
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College Counselor Sick of Reading about Golden Kids Getting into Harvard
Tired of reading news reports about a student with phenomenal stats and unbelievable accomplishments got into multiple Ivies? One college counselor is … and, in a Washington Post article, describes the kind of article he’d like to see written. CC members write a few of their own.
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What to Know About Earning College Credit in High School
One of the best things a student can do in high school is earn college credits. Depending on the college, these credits can save time and money – often many thousands of dollars. (Not all universities accept these credits, but the majority do.) This article compares and contrasts the various ways students can earn creditsread it to get a headstart on this important topic.
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Ask the Dean
Should I Share My Essay (That Worked) With Others?
Question: Is it safe now to share my college admission essay publicly (on facebook or share with friends) since the admission is over or is there still any concern about plagiarism that will affect me? The reason I want to share is to give my underclassmen friends inspiration and an idea of what an accepted essay looks like but i want to know if there are any precautions …
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Admit This!
A Journey Through College Confidential
The College Confidential site is huge. If you go to its home page, you’ll find all kinds of great incentives on which to click. However, one of the hidden gems resides way down at the bottom of that page.
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Dates To Remember
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