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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
300+ Colleges Still Have Openings for Fall 2016

300+ Colleges Still Have Openings for Fall 2016

Great news! There’s admissions space, financial aid and housing still available at more than 300 public and private colleges.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 9, 2016
May Checklist for Parents

May Checklist for Parents

There are things parents can do to help high schoolers and soon-to-be-college students prepare for their next phase in life.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 12, 2016
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 April 12, 2016
Gifts for the Graduate

Gifts for the Graduate

Your grad is off to college - give them something that they can use during their journey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 12, 2016
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
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 14, 2016
Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring is the perfect time for students to visit prospective colleges and universities.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published March 14, 2016
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 14, 2016
Calming Your Parent's College Anxiety

Calming Your Parent's College Anxiety

Help calm down any anxiety your parents may be experiencing about you being in college.

Maya Moritz
Published March 3, 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 23, 2016
Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 17, 2016
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
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 February 16, 2016
6 Famous Merit Scholarship Winners

6 Famous Merit Scholarship Winners

Could YOU be next?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 10, 2016
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 February 9, 2016
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 February 4, 2016
You Registered for the SAT—Now What? 3 Things You Should Do Next

You Registered for the SAT—Now What? 3 Things You Should Do Next

By taking a few simple steps before the SAT, you can set your mind at ease and increase your chances of success.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published February 2, 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 January 20, 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 January 18, 2016