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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 March 29, 2016
April Checklist for High School Juniors

April Checklist for High School Juniors

Your senior year of high school is nearing and things will become chaotic quite quickly - trust us on this one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 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
Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring is the perfect time for students to visit prospective colleges and universities.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published March 14, 2016
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 March 14, 2016
Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

It’s easy to lack motivation senior year, but don’t let it jeopardize your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 7, 2016
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
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