Your Data Locker is your personal workspace. It provides easy access to the college planning information you need most - articles on the subjects you find most useful, your favorite colleges, college searches, scholarship opportunities you want to follow up on, and even profiles of students you're following in the Admissions and Tracker. Click the "My Data Locker" tab at the bottom of any page to open your Data Locker Dashboard.
When you use the College Match and Scholarship Finder tools to search for colleges and scholarships, you can save your favorite colleges and scholarship profiles. Your Data Locker has powerful tools to help you manage the information you save. Calculate your chances for admission at all the colleges in your Data Locker, add notes, use labels to categorize and sort your lists, and easily link to more detailed information about any saved college or scholarship.
You can save your college searches and retrieve your results anytime without having to re-enter your search criteria.
When you use the Admissions Tracker and Financial Aid Tracker tools, you can save the Tracker Profiles of other students who are interested in the colleges you are considering so you can follow their progress throughout the application process. Or, save the profiles of students with qualifications similar to yours who applied last year. Create your own Admissions Profile when you begin your college search and update it as you apply.
CollegeData has nearly 200 articles offering helpful information and advice about all aspects of college admission and financial aid — from how to conduct a college search and find the right college for you to how to apply for financial aid, find scholarships, and pay for college. COLLEGEdata also has true stories about getting into college from students at more than 90 colleges. You can save any article to your Data Locker for easy access in the future.
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COLLEGEdata Dollars (CD$) are points you earn by completing certain COLLEGEdata activities. The maximum number of CD$ you can redeem is 5000. Once you have earned at least 2500 CD$, you can redeem them for $25, which will be provided to you on a Loyalty Card, and once you earn another 2500 CD$, you can redeem those CD$ for a second $25, which will also be provided to you on a Loyalty Card.
Complete certain COLLEGEdata activities (for example, signing up, starting your Admissions Profile, searching for colleges, calculating your chances for admission, searching for scholarships, updating your Profile with your admission decisions). Each activity is worth a specific amount of points (CD$). You can redeem the points you earn for U.S. Dollars that will be issued to you in the form of a 1st Financial Bank USA Loyalty Mastercard®.
You can earn CD$ by completing certain COLLEGEdata activities. As soon as you sign up and activate your COLLEGEdata account, explore COLLEGEdata and begin completing COLLEGEdata activities to earn points.
Here is a full list of COLLEGEdata activities for which you may earn CD$ and the number of CD$ you can earn by completing each activity.*