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College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

Colleges are increasing using wait lists -- how do you avoid them?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 10, 2012
Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

It's December. All remnants of turkey and stuffing have been expunged from the fridge. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dipping lower. Wal-Mart is drenched in red, white and ...

By Jeremy Ogul (Fastweb member)
Published June 9, 2007
How to Handle the Final Load

How to Handle the Final Load

You can handle finals season with these helpful tips.

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 1, 2017
Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

This student gives his first-hand account in trying to answer where his college search will take him.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published January 9, 2007
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 24, 2017
The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti

The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti

A student talks about the unintended stress from a plate of spaghetti while going through the admissions process.

By Kristin Drew
Published April 21, 2009
Community Colleges: A Nurturing Environment for the Nontraditional Student

Community Colleges: A Nurturing Environment for the Nontraditional Student

A nontraditional student gives a first-hand account of community colleges as a nurturing environment for the nontraditional student.

By Lisa Hardman
Published September 23, 2007
Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlike when you were enrolling in school, the college admissions process is full of twists and turns these days. Students have to meet several different deadlines for various types of applications, ...

By Stephen J. Pemberton, Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Boston College
Published March 9, 2009
Debunking Common College Misconceptions

Debunking Common College Misconceptions

Discover the truth behind common college life myths.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published June 12, 2014
Learn to Read on a College Level

Learn to Read on a College Level

College-level reading is typically more difficult than similar high school assignments, but there are a number of resources to help get you on track now and while you are in college.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published October 1, 2014
Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

Follow this college prep timeline for a successful senior year.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published April 6, 2015
School of Style

School of Style

There’s a new school in season and it’s got a big name backing it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 20, 2013
Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

Remember, completing the ACT or the SAT is an accomplishment in and of itself.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published July 16, 2014
SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

The changes will take effect in 2016 – a year that many students will undoubtedly consider their lucky break.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 6, 2014
Happy New Year: Top Colleges for 2017

Happy New Year: Top Colleges for 2017

Start the new year exploring the best colleges in the country.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 23, 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
Types of Schools

Types of Schools

Are you interested in training to enter a trade, or do you want to pursue a broader academic path? Do you want to study with leading researchers, or with professors who ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published June 4, 2008
September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

Make a strategy on how you’ll approach this semester - and follow it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2017
Online Degree Myths

Online Degree Myths

Don't fall vicitim to online college rumors.

Fastweb
Published October 29, 2010
So Whose Life Is It?

So Whose Life Is It?

Don't listen to your parents (one of the few times you shouldn't) -- pick your own career.

By Barbara Reinhold
Published March 19, 2009