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November Checklist for High School Juniors

November Checklist for High School Juniors

You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which classes you choose to take and how much you devote to preparing for standardized testing and college research outside the classroom.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 31, 2017
Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

When picking out a college, you need to choose the institution that's best for you. Size, location and price are important. But for many black students graduating from high school today, ...

By Michael Pugh
Published January 22, 2016
Grad School or the Real World?

Grad School or the Real World?

After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published September 3, 2008
Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published September 4, 2008
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
What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

Relief is sweet and you likely want to look at your entire college admissions process as a distant memory. Not so fast!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 28, 2017
Mastering Summer College Visits

Mastering Summer College Visits

Touring campuses during summer can be challenging. Make it worthwhile with these college visit tips.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 9, 2015
MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2011.

Published January 21, 2016
June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 15, 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
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 November 7, 2017
Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Check out these five simple things to get kids to think the c-word (college).

By Dr. Uma G. Gupat
Published March 13, 2009
4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

Get it together on finals day with these test-taking tips.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 8, 2017
Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're ...

By Dona DeZube
Published January 20, 2016
Advantages of Attending a Community College

Advantages of Attending a Community College

Consider this: maybe a community college is better for you.

By Bridget Kulla
Published January 22, 2015
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 6, 2017
College Admissions Checklist

College Admissions Checklist

Junior Year Start thinking about college choice. Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor. Register with www.fastweb.com to find the money you need for college. Plan to take your ...

By Carrie Greenberg
Published June 9, 2007
Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Find out how to involve your parents in the college planning process.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 2009
College Planning for High School Sophomores

College Planning for High School Sophomores

Following these simple tips will propel you down the path for success.

The Fastweb Team
Published July 16, 2017
Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

When you can't take an AP class, the secret to a high score on the AP exam is self-discipline and ample prep.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 10, 2015