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High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school senior Jordan Nixon was confident she would get into a few schools.

Her high school in Douglasville, Georgia, said no other student at the school has ever gotten this many acceptances.

"The crazy thing is, I'm still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all," 17-year-old Nixon told CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV.

Georgia teen Jordan Nixon has gotten accepted to 39 colleges — and counting.

"Students like Jordan who took advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App — you can apply to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and then also Common App — they can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one app," said Pinky Quick, the College and Career Center Specialist at Douglass County High School.

Source: www.cbsnews.com

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