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Free stuff in mail

mustashmustash Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Does anyone know how i can get a college to send me free stuff in mail? i hear some colleges give out shirts and magnets and stickers and stuff. I just wanna know how to get some my own. :) Thanks to anyone and everyone that replies!

Replies to: Free stuff in mail

  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 33,801 Senior Member
    Some colleges give out this type of stuff to students who send test scores, apply, or are accepted. Most don't, though. U of Chicago sent my kid stuff two years ago. I think a t-shirt when she sent test scores in (her scores were really high, not sure if that made a difference). Then when she got accepted, she and us (her parents) got a lot of swag (shirts, hats, scarf, pens, stickers, etc.). I recall that Kenyon sent a car decal when accepting her. Might have been more, those are just the ones I remember.

    But here is the thing about all that stuff. It is just marketing material. They are just trying to embed themselves in your brain as a cool place. We put away all the U of C stuff until my kid decided -- it felt like they were trying to get us as parents to market their school to our own kid by having us wear their gear. She didn't go there (and now I wear it all the time). :)

    So if you really want an item from a school, just buy it. Don't even let them turn your head with trinkets and t-shirts for what is one of the biggest decisions of your life.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 10,836 Forum Champion
    When you take the PSAT indicate that you would like to get mailings from colleges. Then see what comes!
  • mikenan15mikenan15 Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    i got some stickers from asu without even applying
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