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When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

Sure, it'd be nice if everyone's career path was simple - but that's not the way it works. So why don't colleges stop acting like it works that way?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 27, 2015
Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process

Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process

The key to getting everything you need to done is time management, prioritizing, and organizing.

Christina Alfaro
Published April 23, 2015
Developing Your College List

Developing Your College List

Deciding on what college you want to attend is a serious decision and a good amount of time is necessary in making it.

Christina Alfaro
Published April 23, 2015
How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

While you can’t take the exams for them (yes, we know you’ve thought about it) you can help ease their exam anxieties in other ways.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 22, 2015
Requesting Recommendation Letters

Requesting Recommendation Letters

Letters of recommendation are an important step in the college admissions process and can make a huge difference in your college application.

Christina Alfaro
Published April 21, 2015
Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school to prepare for your college search and the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 15, 2015
How to Have a Productive Gap Year

How to Have a Productive Gap Year

The key to a successful gap year is to begin your planning early.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published April 8, 2015
5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

College admissions officers tend to view IB diplomas very favorably, as they require a great deal of dedication and effort.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published April 8, 2015
Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

Follow this college prep timeline for a successful senior year.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published April 6, 2015
10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students

10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students

Don't fall behind; get ahead with these college resources.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 24, 2015
What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

While students should be certain they will attend the college or university before applying Early Decision if accepted, life often gets in the way.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 12, 2015
Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

When you can't take an AP class, the secret to a high score on the AP exam is self-discipline and ample prep.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 10, 2015
Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up

Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up

You're in quite the conundrum. What should you do?

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 10, 2015
Your Test Prep To Do List

Your Test Prep To Do List

Ensure you have all of your ducks in a row before the exam so you won't feel rushed or need to scramble the day of the test.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 6, 2015
Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 3, 2015
Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having ...

Published February 26, 2015
Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

"What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. ...

By Roxana Hadad and Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published February 25, 2015
Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Deciding on a major doesn't have to be stressful -- here's why.

By Dr. Uma Gupta
Published February 24, 2015
Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Many college students ask "how do you plan academics around a career?"

By Peter Vogt, Monster Career Coach
Published February 24, 2015
Making Plans to Move Majors

Making Plans to Move Majors

You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: ...

By Chris Diehl
Published February 24, 2015