PUNCH Newsletter August 2014 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin' Smack-a-demic: August ‘14
This month in Punch: Smartphone apps you can't live without; parents discuss how to say goodbye; students overcome math fears on the ACT; the dean decides if "elite" colleges are worth the price; and much more!

8 Smartphone Apps to Solve Common College Issues
Want to feel safe on campus? Hungry during a late-night study session? Need a lift to a concert? Here are some (free!) apps for all your social and academic needs.
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Parents: How Do You Adjust When Your Child Leaves for College?
Whether it's a tearful farewell or a hearty handshake, it's not easy saying goodbye to your child as they leave for college. College Confidential parents discuss how to cope and what to do once your student leaves the nest.
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Snap a Pic, Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card
College Confidential is hosting a competition for our Instagram followers. All you have to do is submit your best photos for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
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5 Ways to Overcome Your Math Fears on the ACT

As the longest section on the ACT, the Mathematics Test can be daunting. Follow this advice to help you overcome anxiety.

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3 Great Reasons to Take AP Courses

Get a head start on college and stand out to admissions counselors by taking as many AP classes as you can handle.

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Dates To Remember
 
SAT
Test Dates
Registration
Deadline
Late Reg
Deadline
Details
OCT
11
Sep 12 Sep 30 Register

ACT Test
Dates

Registration
Deadline

Late Reg
Deadline

Details

OCT
25
Sep 19 Oct 3 Register

Discuss the ACT and SAT on College Confidential.
Ask the Dean
Which Test Is Better: the SAT or ACT?
Question: My daughter is preparing for college by studying for the ACT. Do top schools like the Ivy Leagues or Stanford prefer the SAT over the ACT? Even though the school might say either one is OK, does one or the other have a better advantage?

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Admit This!
Are 'Elite' Colleges Worth the Price?

Many families are starting to question the high price of so-called "elite" colleges. What, exactly, are you getting for your money? Find out if attending a top school pays off in the long run.

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