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Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

One of the most important parts of your college application isn't written by you: the letter of recommendation. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Get the best recommendation you ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published June 2, 2008
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help them help you with the secrets of a great recommendation letter.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 10, 2009
Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Check out the top ten questions to ask your school counselor.

By Chris Diehl
Published March 10, 2009
Top Five Tips for Back to High School

Top Five Tips for Back to High School

What you need to know as you head back to school.

By ApplyWise
Published March 12, 2009
The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, ...

Making It Count
Published June 9, 2007
Creating a College Essay Outline

Creating a College Essay Outline

While other techniques are beneficial to explore, an outline can be the much-needed first step for most students.

Maya Moritz
Published November 19, 2014
January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

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 16, 2015
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 16, 2015
11 College Courses You MUST Take

11 College Courses You MUST Take

Having a rudimentary understanding of certain subjects can become very useful throughout life and it is actually in your best interest to develop, at the very least, basic skills.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 30, 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
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
The Myth of Multiple-Choice Methodology

The Myth of Multiple-Choice Methodology

There’s a new study in town that says, when it comes to multiple-choice questions, don’t go with your gut.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 11, 2013
Study Abroad Makes You Happy

Study Abroad Makes You Happy

Your personality is positively impacted by studying abroad, according to a new study.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 11, 2013
The Most Demanding Majors

The Most Demanding Majors

How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 24, 2013
3 Ways to Set Your College Application Apart

3 Ways to Set Your College Application Apart

Take on these three tasks to help set your college application apart from the crowd.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published February 2, 2016
6 Steps to Take After Accepting a College Admissions Offer

6 Steps to Take After Accepting a College Admissions Offer

Kick off your college career by conquering these tasks for incoming freshman sooner than later!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 2, 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
Requesting Recommendation Letters

Requesting Recommendation Letters

Letters of recommendation are an important step in the college admissions process and can make a huge difference in your college application.

Christina Alfaro
Published April 21, 2015
How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

Keep these important aspects in mind when going through the process of obtaining a college recommendation letter.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016