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FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

We asked FastWeb users to share their advice on college admissions, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Keep your options open and don't plan your whole life around ...

Published June 9, 2007
Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

College admissions offices are busy places. Think about an admissions office receiving 5,000 to 10,000 or more applications. That is a lot of reading. What will make your application stand out? ...

By Carl Behrend
Published June 9, 2007
Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

As you prepare for college, you'll encounter at least one (and probably more than one) of the following college entrance exams: PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Juniors, follow this checklist to help you keep your college search on track in February and March.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
College Planning for High School Sophomores

College Planning for High School Sophomores

While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself ...

Published June 27, 2014
Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Check out these five simple things to get kids to think the c-word (college).

By Dr. Uma G. Gupat
Published March 13, 2009
The SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests

What Is It? The SAT Subject Tests (also called the SAT II: Subject Tests) is a series of one-hour, multiple choice, standardized exams that test a student's knowledge of a particular ...

By Carrie Greenberg
Published September 4, 2008
How to Spend a Productive Summer

How to Spend a Productive Summer

Find out how to spend a productive summer in preparation for admissions season.

By ApplyWise.com
Published March 13, 2009
College Admissions Glossary

College Admissions Glossary

Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

Take a look at a junior's perspective of the admissions process.

By Matt Bauman, Junior in High School, and The About U Team
Published September 2, 2009
Test Day Dos and Don'ts

Test Day Dos and Don'ts

ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published January 22, 2013
College Fairs

College Fairs

When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published September 4, 2008
Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

A parents' perspective to too much going on and not enough fun in their high school juniors' lives.

By the About U Team
Published September 2, 2009
Get a Jump on College

Get a Jump on College

Ready to move beyond high school, but you haven't graduated yet? Itching for new challenges and excitement? Maybe you should think about taking college courses before you graduate. Early college programs, ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published September 4, 2008
PLAN for the ACT

PLAN for the ACT

What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published September 4, 2008
Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

A High School Senior Shares is experiences preparing for college. Different Year, Same Old Blog Jan. 11, 2006 Ahoy, my friends! Happy belated new year to you all! It's 2006 and ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2007
Learn to Read on a College Level

Learn to Read on a College Level

College-level reading is typically more difficult than similar high school assignments, but there are a number of resources to help get you on track now and while you are in college.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 2014
3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now

3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now

Starting a personal statement early is never a poor choice.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 2014
Improve Your Writing Skills Before College

Improve Your Writing Skills Before College

Writing is one of the most challenging skills to master before college.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 2014
October Checklist for High School Juniors

October Checklist for High School Juniors

Now is the time to evaluate what you can do this month to continue your focus on the college planning process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 1, 2015