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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 April 17, 2018
Gifts for the Graduate

Gifts for the Graduate

Your grad is off to college - give them something that they can use during their journey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
May Checklist for High School Juniors

May Checklist for High School Juniors

Rising seniors, here's an action plan you can focus on in May.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school to prepare for your college search and the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
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 April 17, 2018
May Checklist for High School Seniors

May Checklist for High School Seniors

Soon-to-be college freshmen, there's plenty to focus on accomplishing this May!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
May Checklist for Parents

May Checklist for Parents

There are things parents can do to help high schoolers and soon-to-be-college students prepare for their next phase in life.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 17, 2018
Summer Reading Tips for High School Students

Summer Reading Tips for High School Students

You can stay on top of your summer reading list without feeling burdened or overwhelmed.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published April 12, 2018
Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students

Make your summer count - attend a summer program!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 12, 2018
The Admissions Glossary

The Admissions Glossary

Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a ...

By Fastweb Staff
Published April 8, 2018
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 April 7, 2018
What Colleges Want

What Colleges Want

College admissions officers are forced to go through piles of mundane applications, so let yours reflect your individuality and you'll shine.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 7, 2018
Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

Balance your senior year and the graduate school application process.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 24, 2018
3 Ways Parents Can Support College Decisions

3 Ways Parents Can Support College Decisions

How to provide the support your child needs throughout the admissions process.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 22, 2018
Top Must-Do’s the Night Before the ACT Exam

Top Must-Do’s the Night Before the ACT Exam

With less than 24 hours before you walk into the exam center, what should you do?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 17, 2018
Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Amidst all that you're doing before the big day to ensure a top score, don't forget to consider what you can do on your actual test day that will help you succeed.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 17, 2018
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10+ $1k Scholarships

10+ $1k Scholarships

More than 10 scholarships worth $1k each to apply for now.

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Minority Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

In 1976, college campuses looked a lot different than they do today. Over 80% of the students attending college were Caucasian, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Now, ...

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Published April 23, 2018