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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 March 30, 2017
Help Your Student with Summer Plans

Help Your Student with Summer Plans

As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 28, 2017
3 Ways Parents Can Support College Decisions

3 Ways Parents Can Support College Decisions

How to provide the support your child needs throughout the admissions process.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 22, 2017
America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

It really doesn't make sense that community colleges are often ignored in rankings, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 13, 2017
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 March 9, 2017
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 6, 2017
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 March 6, 2017
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 March 6, 2017
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 March 6, 2017
The 50 Best U.S. Community Colleges

The 50 Best U.S. Community Colleges

Cost, location and admissions are only some of the factors you should consider in making the decision of what type of college will suit you best.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 14, 2017
Just Released: 2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Just Released: 2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll approach the essay prompts – it’s never too early to start thinking about college admissions!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 9, 2017
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 7, 2017
Help Your Student Find a Summer Job

Help Your Student Find a Summer Job

You know you can help – but how much is too much?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 6, 2017
Top 10 States with the Cheapest In-State Public College Tuition

Top 10 States with the Cheapest In-State Public College Tuition

When it comes to paying for college, public colleges often offer the most affordable tuition prices. Some states, however, offer better deals than others.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 26, 2017
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 January 17, 2017
How to Take a Fresh Approach to ACT/SAT Prep This Year

How to Take a Fresh Approach to ACT/SAT Prep This Year

Unless you earned a perfect score on the ACT or SAT last time, you might benefit from a revamped and redesigned approach to test prep this year.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published January 3, 2017
January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 20, 2016
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