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You can find all of the recent Smart College Visit articles about everything from the SAT to FERPA. More articles, divided up by topic, can be found at scvjourney.com.

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10Oct
‘Your AP Test Was Lost’: One Student’s Nightmare Situation and Resolution
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Lots of articles and posts come with trigger warnings. If you've ever had nightmares of something going horrendously wrong with your transcript…

25Sep
FAFSA Tips and Answers: Sallie Mae Facebook Live
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It's almost FAFSA time! The FAFSA for 2020-2021 (yes, that's the correct year) will open on October 1. To kick off the…

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25Sep
FAFSA and Divorced Parents: Who Fills It Out?
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It's almost October 1, and that means one thing for college and college-bound students: FAFSA season. FAFSA rules require students under the…

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16Sep
College Safety and Hard Questions: ‘Will I Be Safe On Your Campus?’
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We're thankful for our contributor Kelly Rawlings' personal and touching perspective on college and university safety. We hope it inspires parents and…

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13Sep
Why It’s Sometimes Easier to ‘Get In’ to an Out-Of-State College
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When I worked as a college recruiter, I can’t tell you the number of times I talked to students who assumed that…

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12Sep
How to Help Your Sick College Student
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It's getting a little chillier outside. All of those happy, excited college freshmen who moved into their new residence halls a month…

IMPORTANT DATES

Stay organized! Forms and tests have hard deadlines, and the more you know, the better you'll be.

Ask your guidance counselor if you have any questions about the SAT or ACT, and read more about the FAFSA and admission deadlines!

FAFSA IS OPEN!

October 1

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NEXT ACT

October 26

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EARLY DECISION/ACTION

November 1 or November 15

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NEXT SAT

November 2

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19 Nov
Sallie Mae Monthly Facebook Live Series
The Sallie Mae Facebook Live Series is back, talking to experts and those-in-the-know, on scholarships! Join us on Facebook!
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Facebook Live
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7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Kiley Thompson, Smart College Visit

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