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Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

try to take advantage of this vital period instead of being overcome with anxiety.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 2, 2016
Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

If you want more out of a campus tour, it’s up to you!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 23, 2016
Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high schools, visiting on your spring break is a great tactic because you'll get to see the school while there's still life on campus.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 23, 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
3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College

3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College

Discover the three signs that will help you make your final college decision.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 16, 2016
College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

Take advice with a grain of salt and be aware of these myths!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
Spring 2016 Must-Dos for High School Students

Spring 2016 Must-Dos for High School Students

Whether you're a freshman or a senior, there's something you can be doing now for your college search.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 16, 2016
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
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
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