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Akintunde Ahmad: Oakland, Ivy Wonder on Applying to College

Akintunde Ahmad: Oakland, Ivy Wonder on Applying to College

Hard work pays off big for Oakland student, Akintunde.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 5, 2016
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
April Checklist for High School Juniors

April Checklist for High School Juniors

Your senior year of high school is nearing and things will become chaotic quite quickly - trust us on this one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

Keep these important aspects in mind when going through the process of obtaining a college recommendation letter.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 11, 2016
Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

It’s easy to lack motivation senior year, but don’t let it jeopardize your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 7, 2016
Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

try to take advantage of this vital period instead of being overcome with anxiety.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 2, 2016
Navigating Difficult College Admissions Applications

Navigating Difficult College Admissions Applications

College Magazine ranks Stanford University as the college with the toughest admissions application.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 26, 2016
Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 17, 2016
Getting into College with Bad Grades

Getting into College with Bad Grades

The number one rule to follow in college admissions? Don't give up!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

It’s not a competition when a friend applies to the same school – it just means you have similar taste, which is likely why you're friends in the first place.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
3 Ways to Set Your College Application Apart

3 Ways to Set Your College Application Apart

Take on these three tasks to help set your college application apart from the crowd.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published February 2, 2016
February College Prep List for High School Juniors

February College Prep List for High School Juniors

Use this list to keep your college process on track this month.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 21, 2016
Building Your Brag Sheet

Building Your Brag Sheet

Including a brag sheet can help you get into the college of your dreams!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 17, 2015
January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2015
January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2015
Applying to the Right Number of Colleges: Is There One?

Applying to the Right Number of Colleges: Is There One?

When it comes to the right number of applications to submit, is there a "perfect" number?

Aggie Kallinicou
Published December 14, 2015
November Checklist for High School Juniors

November Checklist for High School Juniors

You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which classes you choose to take and how much you devote to preparing for standardized testing and college research outside the classroom.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 26, 2015
November Checklist for High School Seniors

November Checklist for High School Seniors

November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 26, 2015
October Checklist for High School Seniors

October Checklist for High School Seniors

This year, take the time at the beginning of each month to evaluate what you can do to continue your focus on the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 1, 2015