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How to Handle the Final Load

How to Handle the Final Load

It’s like the professors and university are torturing you. December means holiday celebrations, a break from school and time at home with your family. But December also means two of the ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published December 2, 2015
Timing Your Graduate School Application

Timing Your Graduate School Application

A good plan is essential to getting into your top choice graduate school.

Published November 9, 2015
What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

Take a look at what’s changing on the exam so you can be better prepared.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 4, 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
The Real Impact of Applying Early Decision

The Real Impact of Applying Early Decision

Take these points into consideration if applying early decision.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 22, 2015
College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

What’s most curious about the college essay is that many of the topics on this list (those that should be avoided) also happen to be some of the most commonly used topics out there.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 15, 2015
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 2, 2015
Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

Why should you prepare for the PSAT? The primary reasons are simple – to potentially gain scholarships and to definitely gain practice for your college entrance exams.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 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
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
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
College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

When he or she comes to you (as most smart students do) asking you to help edit his or her personal statement, don’t panic!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 16, 2015
The Alumni Interview: What Is It & How Do I Prepare?

The Alumni Interview: What Is It & How Do I Prepare?

Prepare to conquer this aspect of both your college search and the college admissions interviewing process.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published September 3, 2015
Choosing a College: Which Numbers Matter?

Choosing a College: Which Numbers Matter?

Learn how to decipher all of those college statistics.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published September 3, 2015
Will Studying Abroad Help or Hurt My Studies?

Will Studying Abroad Help or Hurt My Studies?

Before you study abroad, determine if studying abroad will positively or negatively impact your studies.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published September 3, 2015
Have You Considered These Work Colleges?

Have You Considered These Work Colleges?

Instead of going into debt, perhaps you should consider a work college.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 1, 2015
Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List

Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List

Hiring managers weigh in on best colleges.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 28, 2015
September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

Make a strategy on how you’ll approach this semester - and follow it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2015
September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors

September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors

Remember, the earlier you begin, the easier it will be.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2015