Dec 31, 2010

16 Reasons College-Bound Students Should Be Giving Thanks in 2010

At year’s end, it’s traditional to give thanks for all the many blessings received during the previous twelve months and to look forward to the coming year with a renewed sense of optimism. The following are sixteen reasons college-bound students should be giving thanks this year:

16. A simplified FAFSA form

15. Permission to guess on Advanced Placement exams

14. Tuition exchange programs

13. College tour guides who master the art of walking backwards

12. Over 830 “test optional” colleges and universities

11. Colleges allowing Score Choice

10. Non-binding early applications

9. The freedom to substitute ACT scores for SAT’s

8. Free on-campus visitor parking

7. The demise of SAT antonym questions—this happened in 1994 but you should continue to be thankful

6. Electronic applications that don’t cut answers off mid-sentence

5. Colleges with no loans

4. Applications with NO essay supplements

3. Colleges requiring fewer SAT Subject Tests

2. Teachers and guidance counselors still willing to write recommendations

And most important of all:

1. Family and friends who support and love you!

Best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year!

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