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Saved Colleges includes all colleges you have saved to your Data Locker.

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Sorting Your Colleges
Add or Change Label
Add or Edit Note
View College Profiles
View Admissions Tracker Results
Remove College
About College Chances
About Your Net Price

Pagination

If you have more than 10 saved colleges, your results will be paginated. To go to a particular page of results, click on the page number. If your results include more than eight pages, "next" and "previous" links will be provided with the page numbers. Click "next" to go to the next set of eight pages. Click "previous" to go to the previous set of eight pages.
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Sorting Your Colleges

You may sort your colleges by label, College Chances, name, state, Your Net Price, resident cost of attendance, non-resident cost of attendance, and whether you have written a note about the college. The current sort criterion is indicated by this icon . To sort by another criterion, click the appropriate column heading. To change the sort order — for example from low-to-high to high-to-low or from a-z to z-a — click the column heading again. If you have more than one page of results, the sort criterion and order will be applied to all pages.
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Add or Change Label

Use labels to identify and sort your saved colleges according to your own criteria. Label your favorites with the heart, assign the question mark to those you need more information about, the star to those with the best locations, etc. Make your own system!

To change the label you assigned to a college, click the label icon next to the college name. To add a label, click the "new" link in the Label column. The label selection form opens just below your saved colleges.

Click "close" to save your label selection and close the label and notepad form. Click "update" to save your label selection and keep the label and notepad form open.
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Add or Edit Note

Use the notepad to record notes about your impressions of a college, items you want more information about, deadlines, reminders, etc.

To edit a note, click the note icon associated with the college. To add a note, click the "new" link in the Notes column. The notepad opens just below your saved colleges list.

Click "close" to save your note and close the label and notepad form. Click "update" to save your note and keep the label and notepad form open.
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View College Profiles

Click a college name to view its College Profile, which contains detailed information about academics, admission, financial aid, student and campus life, and more.
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View Admissions Tracker Results

To view the current Admissions Tracker results for a college, click the Admissions Tracker icon icon by its name. The Admissions Tracker lets you see the qualifications and admissions decisions of real students who applied to the college.
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Remove College

To remove a college from your Data Locker check the box in the Remove College column and then click the "Remove Checked" button. To remove all colleges on the page, check the "Select All" box and then click the "Remove Checked" button.
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About College Chances

College Chances estimates your chances for undergraduate admission by comparing your academic and extracurricular information with the qualifications of students most recently admitted to the college, the level of competition for admission, and the relative weight in the admissions process the college places on different types of qualifications.

College Chances can't predict with absolute certainty whether you will be admitted to any college, but our calculation is based on real-life data and can give you a general idea of how you would be evaluated and whether you need to strengthen your preparation.

College Chances is most accurate for students with typical qualifications applying to all but the most selective colleges. Results are less reliable for students whose qualifications are not typical — for example, if the GPA is very high relative to the test scores or vice versa. Results are also less reliable for the most selective colleges, where factors other than those used in the College Chances calculator play a large role in determining which students are admitted. It's tough to make predictions at highly selective colleges because the majority of applicants have exemplary qualifications.

Your results will indicate your chances as a "Good Bet," "Maybe" or "Reach." More detailed College Chances results are available in the College Profiles.

Good Bet Good Bet Many students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted. At all but the most selective colleges, you are likely to be admitted if you maintain or improve upon your current qualifications.
Maybe Maybe Some students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted, and some are not. You might be admitted.
Reach Reach Some students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted, but most are not. Your chances for admission are low.
Unavailable Unavailable College Chances are not available for this college. A small number of colleges did not provide the information we need to determine College Chances.
Calculate You have not used the College Chances calculator.
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About Your Net Price

Net price is your real cost to attend a college — the amount you can expect to pay out-of-pocket. To estimate your net price, the CollegeData Net Price Calculator looks at the college's cost of attendance, your expected family contribution (EFC), and the amount and composition of recent financial aid awards at the college. Your net price includes your EFC, any financial need that the college is not likely to cover, plus any financial aid awarded in the form of loans or work-study employment — money which ultimately comes out of your pocket.

One of the following results will display in the Net Price column for each saved college:

Calculate You have not yet used the Net Price Calculator.
$19,253 A dollar amount, such as this, which represents your estimated net price to attend the college. Click it to view complete net price details and additional information about costs and financial aid at the college.
Unavailable Your net price cannot be calculated for this college because the college did not report all the information necessary for the calculation.

The composition of a college's financial aid packages may vary according to students' level of study and residency status (if the college is a public institution). The net price amounts listed in Saved Colleges are for freshmen who are considered residents for purposes of tuition.

The Net Price Calculator estimates costs based on financial information you provide and statistics reported by the colleges. It cannot determine your actual cost to attend a particular college. The Net Price Calculator considers need-based financial aid only; it does not include scholarships or other non-need-based aid you might receive, which could significantly reduce your net price. In addition, college financial aid decisions involve a variety of factors and consider individual circumstances in a manner that cannot be built into a calculator. However, the Net Price Calculator IS based on real data and should give you a general idea of how much need-based financial aid you are eligible for, how much of it you can expect in the form of loans and work-study, and what your overall out-of-pocket costs will be.

Don't assume that you will receive a particular amount or type of financial aid on the basis of your net price results. Discuss your individual circumstances with your counselor, family financial advisor, and financial aid representatives at the colleges you are considering.
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