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11 College Courses You MUST Take

11 College Courses You MUST Take

Having a rudimentary understanding of certain subjects can become very useful throughout life and it is actually in your best interest to develop, at the very least, basic skills.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 30, 2016
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
Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 19, 2016
Tips to Start Your AP Class on the Right Foot

Tips to Start Your AP Class on the Right Foot

Start your AP level classes ahead of the game by following these helpful pointers.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published August 4, 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
College Planning for High School Sophomores

College Planning for High School Sophomores

While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself ...

Published June 27, 2014
Smarten Up Over Holiday Break

Smarten Up Over Holiday Break

We get it—you’re strapped for time during the regular semester and you just want to enjoy your holiday time off. But there’s something to be said for making the most of ...

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published November 19, 2010
Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You

Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You

Find out what AP classes can do for your during the college admissions process.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published April 21, 2009
CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is a test that grants college credit to students based on knowledge learned through professional experience, independent study, adult courses or advanced high school courses. The ...

By Chris Diehl
Published March 5, 2009
AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

To improve the college search process, look into advanced placement courses.

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
Get a Jump on College

Get a Jump on College

Ready to move beyond high school, but you haven't graduated yet? Itching for new challenges and excitement? Maybe you should think about taking college courses before you graduate. Early college programs, ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published September 4, 2008