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March College Checklist for High School Juniors

March College Checklist for High School Juniors

Your college admissions process is gearing up now - more than ever, and it is only going to intensify from here on out.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 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
When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

When Passion & Skills Don’t Match

Sure, it'd be nice if everyone's career path was simple - but that's not the way it works. So why don't colleges stop acting like it works that way?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 13, 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
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

It’s easy to lack motivation senior year, but don’t let it jeopardize your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

It’s not a competition when a friend applies to the same school – it just means you have similar taste, which is likely why you're friends in the first place.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

How to handle a college rejection letter.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 7, 2017
Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

If you want more out of a campus tour, it’s up to you!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 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
Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

What happens when you're waiting on a "yes" or "no" to plan your future and you just get a "maybe" instead? Many say, just beg!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
The Latest & Greatest Scholarships for Grad Students

The Latest & Greatest Scholarships for Grad Students

Who says you’re too old to get an award? Certainly, not us!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 6, 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
February College Checklist for High School Seniors

February College Checklist for High School Seniors

Seniors, use this list to remain on track for college during the month of February.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 23, 2017
February College Prep List for High School Juniors

February College Prep List for High School Juniors

Use this list to keep your college process on track this month.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 23, 2017
Public or Private College? Weigh the Pros & Cons

Public or Private College? Weigh the Pros & Cons

At the end of the day, it’s wise to determine your main priorities and examine all schools you’re interested in, public and private, to see which best match what you’re looking for in your college experience.

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