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Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Make your summer count - attend a summer program!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 1, 2016
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically ...

The Fastweb Team
Published August 5, 2016
Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Exam Score

Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Exam Score

Preparing for the college admission tests while eating potato chips and drinking cola? You may not be as ready for the SAT or ACT as you think. We talked to dieticians ...

The Fastweb Team
Published August 6, 2016
Beat the SAT Jitters

Beat the SAT Jitters

Q: “I get so nervous before a test. What can I do?” A: “The first time I took the SAT, I was so nervous, I couldn’t even remember what year it ...

By Renee Euchner
Published March 10, 2009
Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications

Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications

While it may not seem like it, college application season is right around the corner.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published April 10, 2014
College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
3 Tips to Prepare for College Level Math

3 Tips to Prepare for College Level Math

You can prepare yourself to succeed in college level math courses!

By Samantha Brody, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published February 5, 2015
May Checklist for High School Juniors

May Checklist for High School Juniors

Rising seniors, here's an action plan you can focus on in May.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 12, 2016
March College Checklist for High School Seniors

March College Checklist for High School Seniors

Seniors, you’re almost to the finish line, but still have some tasks to finish up before the school year – and your high school career - is over.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 25, 2016
The Most Demanding Majors

The Most Demanding Majors

How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 24, 2013
The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank.

Published August 22, 2013
September College Prep Checklist for Parents

September College Prep Checklist for Parents

You should be thinking about college...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2016
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
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
August Checklist for High School Juniors

August Checklist for High School Juniors

The more organized you are in your studies and the college preparation process, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment with your friends.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2016
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 21, 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 August 8, 2016
8 Ways to Get More Out of Your College Visits

8 Ways to Get More Out of Your College Visits

Go beyond the typical campus tour! Arrange to do these things to get a better idea of campus life.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 14, 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
The Controversy of Remedial College Courses

The Controversy of Remedial College Courses

Study finds remedial college courses cost families $1.5 billion annually.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 22, 2016