More colleges are abandoning snail mail in favor of sending admissions news electronically, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. In 2010, 37% of colleges surveyed said they notified applicants by e-mail, 43% gave notice through a Web portal and 3% sent text-message alerts. A decade ago, 11% sent notices electronically. Officials say the trend mirrors a change in the way students receive information.
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