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Questions to Ask When Considering Potential Colleges

Questions to Ask When Considering Potential Colleges

If there’s a question you have that’s not on the list – make sure you ask it!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 5, 2016
Developing & Narrowing Down Your Potential Colleges List

Developing & Narrowing Down Your Potential Colleges List

These steps can help you create your own personalized snapshot of schools you’re considering and whether or not you should continue to consider them at all.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 4, 2016
Accepted! 5 Steps to Take Now

Accepted! 5 Steps to Take Now

While the hard work is mainly over, there are some things you should do to ensure you can make a decision and stay confident you made the right one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 3, 2016
College Questions for Students with Disabilities

College Questions for Students with Disabilities

Be sure you know these college questions for students with disabilities.

By Roxana Hadad
Published January 22, 2016
Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

When picking out a college, you need to choose the institution that's best for you. Size, location and price are important. But for many black students graduating from high school today, ...

By Michael Pugh
Published January 22, 2016
Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
The Military College Drill

The Military College Drill

Brian Donovan is a graduate from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He made the decision in high school that he wanted to go to a military college. "I wanted ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
February College Checklist for High School Seniors

February College Checklist for High School Seniors

Seniors, use this list to remain on track for college during the month of February.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 21, 2016
5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

Sometimes, a midst all of the advice, as great as the intentions are, you need to remember what not to consider in making your college decisions.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

Academics are important, but they aren't everything!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 18, 2016
Finding a College That Fits You

Finding a College That Fits You

What do you want in a college?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 14, 2016
Applying to the Right Number of Colleges: Is There One?

Applying to the Right Number of Colleges: Is There One?

When it comes to the right number of applications to submit, is there a "perfect" number?

Aggie Kallinicou
Published December 14, 2015
99 Colleges That Give ALL Students a Scholarship

99 Colleges That Give ALL Students a Scholarship

You've got 99 problems but tuition isn't one at these schools!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 14, 2015
Making College Choices Based on Aid Offers

Making College Choices Based on Aid Offers

Familiarize yourself with all of the details before making any choice based on a financial offer.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 10, 2015
Private Colleges Offering Record-High Tuition Discounts

Private Colleges Offering Record-High Tuition Discounts

Where can you find these discounted tuition prices? Apparently, the higher the acceptance rate, the better the odds of obtaining these tuition price deals.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 9, 2015
4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours

4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours

Take advantage of the winter to see what sort of temperatures you will likely battle, as well as how each campus defines the “winter blues.”

By Samantha Brody, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published December 8, 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
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
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 17, 2015