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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
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