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Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome Week Warnings

Welcome week seems to universally fall into two seemingly contradictory categories: hugely boring, with lots of down time; and insanely busy, with far more social activities and required events than seemed necessary.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 6, 2014
New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

New Facebook app will help find financial aid.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 6, 2011
Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?

Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?

Clinton unveiled the first of many presidential hopefuls' proposed policies on college affordability.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 21, 2015
The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars

Colleges absolutely love to see extracurriculars listed on your application.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published October 29, 2014
Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Choosing Your Ideal College Size

Small, medium or large - the size of a college should definitely factor into your decision.

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 1, 2014
Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students

Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students

Two college students drink alcohol.

Published June 2, 2011
America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

We count down American's 10 Best Colleges.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 18, 2012
2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

With the New Year ringing in, people make promises or resolutions so that their year can start off with a bang.

Sabrina McPherson
Published December 29, 2014
In the Homestretch: Tips to Finishing Your Research Paper Strongly

In the Homestretch: Tips to Finishing Your Research Paper Strongly

There are a few easy steps you should take before actually submitting it to ensure it's in tip-top shape.

By Tiffany Sorenson, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published November 3, 2015
5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

All those hours studying and all the time in class is not worth wasting simply to get lazy at the end of your final year.

Brady Keane
Published January 23, 2015
Timeless Advice for College Success

Timeless Advice for College Success

What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to students about to embark on the college journey?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 8, 2014
3 Sure-Fire Ways to Start the Semester Right

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Start the Semester Right

A new school year or semester signifies a new beginning; this is your chance to turn over a new leaf!

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published January 6, 2016
America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

The general consensus among Americans is that the U.S. government should spend more on funding for higher education costs.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 29, 2012
10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

You don't need to spend a fortune to have an awesome dorm room - DIY, instead!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 17, 2016
Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal

Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal

Seven students arrested in Great Neck, NY in SAT cheating scandal.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 30, 2011
Top Quotes from 2015’s Famous Commencement Speakers

Top Quotes from 2015’s Famous Commencement Speakers

Who could be more qualified to dish out life advice to those embarking upon the journey than those who have truly “made it” – the movers and shakers, the successful few, the elite?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 21, 2015
Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD

Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD

Berkeley freshman creates the perfect dorm room. Photo courtesy of Derek Low.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 10, 2012
For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

Former Corinthian College students win big victory -- but is there a payoff for them?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 29, 2016
Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

Creating the right schedule balance can really impact the success of your semester.

Alison Graham
Published September 3, 2014
Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

Many elite schools meet a student's full scope of college financial needs.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 9, 2013