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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 7, 2016
College Care Package Ideas

College Care Package Ideas

Any college student across the nation would love to receive a subscription box or a delightful one-time delivery from someone who cares.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 8, 2016
November Checklist for High School Seniors

November Checklist for High School Seniors

November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 24, 2016
November Checklist for High School Juniors

November Checklist for High School Juniors

You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which classes you choose to take and how much you devote to preparing for standardized testing and college research outside the classroom.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 24, 2016
How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

While you can’t take the exams for them (yes, we know you’ve thought about it) you can help ease their exam anxieties in other ways.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 22, 2016
October Checklist for High School Seniors

October Checklist for High School Seniors

This year, take the time at the beginning of each month to evaluate what you can do to continue your focus on the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 28, 2016
October Checklist for High School Juniors

October Checklist for High School Juniors

Now is the time to evaluate what you can do this month to continue your focus on the college planning process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 28, 2016
September College Prep Checklist for Parents

September College Prep Checklist for Parents

You should be thinking about college...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2016
College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

When he or she comes to you (as most smart students do) asking you to help edit his or her personal statement, don’t panic!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 15, 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 August 14, 2016
5 Rewards of AP Courses

5 Rewards of AP Courses

By taking AP courses, you’re demonstrating to the college that you are able to handle a college level course while you’re still in high school.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 14, 2016
Have You Considered Work Colleges?

Have You Considered Work Colleges?

Instead of going into debt, perhaps you should consider a work college.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 12, 2016
Simplify the Admissions Process

Simplify the Admissions Process

You have two choices: the easy way or the hard way. Why not make things easier on yourself with these four steps?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016
What's My Role on Moving Day? A Guide for Parents

What's My Role on Moving Day? A Guide for Parents

Discover your role on college moving day.

By Kathryn Knight
Published August 4, 2016
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
How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 26, 2016
8 Things All Undocumented Students Should Know About Applying to College

8 Things All Undocumented Students Should Know About Applying to College

No matter what your status: get ready to apply for college!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 19, 2016
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
6 Famous Merit Scholarship Winners

6 Famous Merit Scholarship Winners

Could YOU be next?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 10, 2016
June Checklist for Parents

June Checklist for Parents

Encourage your student to keep next semester in mind with this June checklist.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 19, 2016