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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 June 26, 2015
How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year

How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year

1. Start the academic year with a bang! If you don’t know what courses they’re taking this year, you should. If you get excited about learning they will too. Find out ...

By Katherine Cohen, PhD
Published March 10, 2009
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 8, 2015
College Prep for High School Juniors

College Prep for High School Juniors

The road to college speeds up significantly in your junior year. It's difficult to balance excelling in your classes with maneuvering through college exams, applications and deadlines. Stay on the college ...

By Tavia Evans and Kay Peterson, Ph.D
Published June 3, 2008
How Will College be Different From High School?

How Will College be Different From High School?

You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard ...

By Mridu Khullar
Published June 8, 2007
Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

In early June of this year, as my sophomore year of high school was drawing to a close, I realized several things. First, I was halfway through with high school, and ...

By Rachael Scarborough King
Published June 5, 2007
College Planning for Rising Seniors

College Planning for Rising Seniors

It's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the sooner you'll be on your way to college success!

Fastweb Staff
Published July 23, 2015
Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

College application tips for juniors in high school.

By Katherine Cohen, Phd., Founder of ApplyWise
Published March 12, 2009
Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Juniors, follow this checklist to help you keep your college search on track in February and March.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
How to Spend a Productive Summer

How to Spend a Productive Summer

Find out how to spend a productive summer in preparation for admissions season.

By ApplyWise.com
Published March 13, 2009
A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

Take a look at a junior's perspective of the admissions process.

By Matt Bauman, Junior in High School, and The About U Team
Published September 2, 2009
Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2013
Your Daily Dose of College Prep

Your Daily Dose of College Prep

It’s not always easy to set aside time to think about how to prepare for college and then actually prepare for college.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 20, 2013
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
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 11, 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
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
2016-2017 SAT & ACT Exam Dates

2016-2017 SAT & ACT Exam Dates

It’s important to find standardized test dates for the SAT and ACT that work for your schedule and sign up before the deadlines!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 6, 2016
July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

Summer is a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 23, 2014
Master These Skills Before College

Master These Skills Before College

Start learning these skills now so you can practice for the remainder of your high school career.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 17, 2014