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Spreading college admissions news via Skype

As the school year quickly approaches summer vacation, many high school students are looking forward to the next step in their education path: college. In fact, early May is when many regular application students begin to hear back from colleges across the country regarding their admission decision.

While it’s often an anxious yet exciting time, getting admitted to college can also be one of the most memorable and important moments in a teenager’s life. Not surprisingly, family and friends from afar love to celebrate the great news too upon hearing about the college decisions of relatives and friends. But, for those whose friends and family aren’t there in person to hear the news, there are several ways Skype can help spread the excitement.

  • Family spread across the globe? Connect with up to nine other family members on one Group Video Call and break the news that you got accepted to the school of your choice!
  • Grandparents want to be there when you open the admissions letter? Use Skype on your Skype-enabled TV or Blu-ray player and bring your grandparents into the occasion – virtually – from your living room to theirs.
  • Want to see the online admissions decision with your best friend from afar? Use Skype screen sharing to allow your best friend to watch you read your admission decisions online.
  • On the go, but want to tell your friend the news face-to-face? Download Skype for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad or Android for free Skype-to-Skype video calling and see their face light up with excitement when you break the news.

Students, do you plan to use Skype when you receive your admission decisions? Leave a comment and share with us.

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