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August Checklist for High School Seniors

August Checklist for High School Seniors

Vow to stay organized and on top of everything you need to do so that you can do the things you want to do.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 23, 2015
There's Nothing Minor About It

There's Nothing Minor About It

There's nothing minor about it when it comes to your college minor.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published November 5, 2007
Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

How can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete this senior year bucket list!

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published July 23, 2014
Homeschooling and College Admissions

Homeschooling and College Admissions

As a homeschooled student, your trek to college has taken you off the beaten path. But even if you don't have the "typical" credentials colleges are looking for, you can still ...

By Tavia Evans and Roxana Hadad
Published June 2, 2008
Enrollment Choices

Enrollment Choices

Families face tough choices when acceptance and rejection letters arrive. "Any parent who's shopped for a prom dress can tell you, window shopping is easy. It's the actual decision that's difficult," ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 4, 2008
Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Accelerated Hybrid Class: A Saner Option

Why an accelerated hybrid class is a saner option for nontraditional students.

By Lisa Hardman
Published October 31, 2007
President Obama Begins Initial Stages of Free Community College

President Obama Begins Initial Stages of Free Community College

Obama pushes next phase of free community college for all.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 17, 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
A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

When it comes to the college admissions process, what you haven't heard may be what's most important.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 10, 2013
Three Steps to Choosing a Career

Three Steps to Choosing a Career

Finding your dream job is easy if you really, truly know yourself.

By Michelle Tullier
Published September 28, 2010
Course Selection: Myths and Realities

Course Selection: Myths and Realities

A student gives a first hand account of college course selections: myths and realities.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published July 31, 2007
How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 12, 2015
The Diary of a Mad AP Student

The Diary of a Mad AP Student

Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my ...

Published June 4, 2008
The Legacy Factor in College Applications

The Legacy Factor in College Applications

Find out more about the legacy factor in college admissions.

By Kristin Drew
Published January 1, 2007
The Future of Affirmative Action

The Future of Affirmative Action

Find out more on the future of affirmative action.

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published March 10, 2009
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
June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 26, 2015
A Window of Opportunity

A Window of Opportunity

A window of opportunity presents itself when making tough college decisions.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published March 9, 2007
Compare Your Campus

Compare Your Campus

Learn from other students' college search experiences.

Published August 16, 2010
How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

A student details how a closed door can change your outlook when you've been rejected from your first-choice college.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published March 29, 2007