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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 March 1, 2016
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 April 8, 2016
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
Winter Work for High School Juniors

Winter Work for High School Juniors

As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 11, 2013
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 Guide to the Current PSAT

Your Guide to the Current PSAT

The PSAT is now more similar to the SAT than ever before, which makes it the perfect practice exam - learn how!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 3, 2016
September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

Make a strategy on how you’ll approach this semester - and follow it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2016
What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

What to Expect from the New, Redesigned SAT

Take a look at what’s changing on the exam so you can be better prepared.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 4, 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 July 18, 2016
June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 19, 2016
Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT

Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT

Make a long-term study plan that you can follow to prepare for the ACT/SAT.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published June 17, 2014
Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016