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Tech Tools to Help with Choosing a College

Any day now, your high school senior should be finding out which college he or she has been accepted to. Hopefully, there will be several great schools to choose from. See some handy tech resources to aid your family in making this big decision.
Any day now, your high school senior should be finding out which college he or she has been accepted to. Hopefully, there will be several great schools to choose from.

See some handy tech resources to aid your family in making this big decision.

A good resource to begin the college decision making process is the website bigfuture.collegeboard.org. You’ll find all sorts of handy tools, like a side-by-side comparison chart for your top schools. Or, a college cost calculator to see exactly how much your school of choice will run you.

If you’re interested in hearing what current -- or recently graduated -- students have to say about a particular school, log on to collegeprowler.com. Type in the name of a college and you’ll find all sorts of grades, rankings and anecdotes from students who actually go there. The site gives plenty information about academic life, but also dives deeper into the social aspect of college.

Finally, if you’re really having a tough time deciding on a school, download the $3 Decision Maker Pro app onto your iPhone. Set up criteria for how to rank your decision, from must-have to nice to have and then tab, swipe and slide to rate your choice.

(Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News)

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