Your Future Alma Mater


There’s a lot that goes into figuring out where to get a higher education. You have to think about what you want to study, where you want to live and how you’re going to pay for it all. You also have to make your school of choice believe you’d be a good fit there — and it doesn’t hurt if they decide they really want you to attend (hello, scholarship)!

That’s why this week we’re talking about a tool that could help you make those decisions a little more…mathematical. is a website for students who are going through the process of picking a college. At the site, once you’ve created a free account, you can use a number of tools that can help you make a college decision. Our fave, however, is the “Chanculator,” which predicts your chances of acceptance at a school. Something that could really come in handy when you’re debating how many applications to fill out, not to mention fees to pay.
So is this the Next Big Thing? Some might argue that the tool can’t REALLY predict the future, and it might discourage you from applying to a school that you really want to attend but think you have no shot at. But maybe being realistic is better when it comes to choosing a school. You tell us. Vote in the poll and tell us if predicting your chances of getting into a college is the NBT.

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