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Gear Up for National Decision Day

Close the college search process and celebrate on National Decision Day by making the smartest decision possible!

Shawna Newman

April 16, 2020

Gear Up for National Decision Day
May 1st is National Decision Day which means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make final college and university decisions. National college decision day is a deadline the Class of 2020 has been preparing for since their junior school year! **Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the May 1st Decision Day may likely move to June 1st for many universities. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) reports that "52 percent of colleges have extended their usual May 1 deadline for students to accept an offer of admission for Fall 2020." Visit NACAC to see if your schools' Decision Days have been adjusted.** Looking for more COVID-19 student-impact information? Find it here.

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With much anticipation, students, their families and even some from their school district have been anxiously awaiting this big day—queue the unique, decision day celebrations. That's why we thought it might be helpful to create a list of Fastweb users' all-time favorite articles featuring guides and tips on how to make the best college decisions. Begin your freshman year at your university or community college confident, ready to make your parents—and yourself—PROUD! Here's an all-inclusive helpful guide of 11 articles that include pros and cons, financial aid tips and more to help make your final college decision easier. This way you can CELEBRATE (or relax) once May 1st, National Decision Day, rolls around.

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1. 3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit
2. Determine the REAL Value of Your Higher Education Choices
3. 5 Things Students Shouldn’t Base Decisions On
4. Finding a University That Fits
5. Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
6. College Choice Questions
7. Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a University
8. Developing & Narrowing Down Your List
9. Questions to Ask When Considering Potential Colleges
10. Accepted! 5 Steps to Take Now
11. Moving Past the Rejection Letter
Parents and family members are excited too; there are certainly to-do's you can get started on as your child gets ready to head to college.
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