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Today’s college applicants shun pen

Canada Goose Outlet Many Boulder Valley high school students have no plans to browse bookstores for college ranking guides or load up on stamps in preparation for the college application season. Canada Goose Outlet

These days, much of the application process happens electronically.

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“In many ways, with the current group of students, it’s easier to do it online,” said Boulder High counselor Andrew Tucker. “If you had to have them fill it out with paper and pencil, many would have a hard time doing that. They are so cheap canada goose used to doing stuff online that it’s second canadian goose jacket nature to them.”

College bound students nationwide are changing the way they choose and apply to schools. Prospective students, for example, are using social networking Web sites to get the inside scoop on colleges from current students.

Colleges are social networking, as well.

“Every college has a Facebook page, and they are Tweeting like crazy,” Tucker said. “Things are changing dramatically.

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Students can browse the site for any set of attributes they want in a school. For example, a student can search for a school in Arizona that has a women’s softball team and offers a veterinary medicine major, Tucker said.

canada goose outlet london Naviance users also canada goose black friday sale can compare schools and research demographic and academic information. And students can Canada Goose Outlet use the site to buy canada goose jacket cheap start thinking about a career, what major might help them get there and which universities are best for that major, Tucker said. canada goose outlet london

Counselors can look up how many Boulder Valley School District graduates have gone to any school and find out how they did academically.

canada goose 3xl uk “We can show how Boulder High students have fared when they’ve gone to cheap Canada Goose Brown University, for example,” he said. “We can show what their average ACT and grade point average was. If a student is shooting high, we can show them that and a better fit uk canada goose outlet and match for them.” canada goose 3xl uk

canada goose outlet calgary Just this year, Tucker said, Boulder Valley has started sending student transcripts https://www.cheshuntteamministry.org.uk electronically to universities. About 1,100 schools accept electronic transcripts through the Naviance Web site. canada goose outlet calgary

canada goose black friday sale 2019 “We are not totally paperless, but we are getting there,” he said. canada goose black friday sale 2019

Some students continue to send paper cheap canada goose uk applications and entrance essays to schools of their choice.

Boulder High junior Taylor Mangan, 16, said she does much of her college research online, but she sees some benefits to staying canada goose uk shop with the paper applications.

“There is a depersonalizing effect to doing it electronically so I don’t plan on using that to send my applications,” she said.

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