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4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

When it comes to writing your college essay, it can be tempting to fall into the trap of procrastination. It’s easy to push essay composition to the back of your mind—until, before you know it, your time is running out. As the fall semester quickly approaches, there’s no better time to begin your essay than this week. Reasons to start your college essay this week include maximizing your free time, allowing for a lengthened feedback window, and preventing future stress. College admissions deadlines will approach quickly—don’t let them sneak up on you. Keep reading to learn four reasons to start your college essay ... Read More About 4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

You’ve made the big decision to take a gap year, and it’s time to create a plan to make the most of this experience. It’s key to remember that a gap year isn’t simply a time for relaxing and having fun. Instead, it’s to explore various interests you may have in order to start the next step of your life on the right foot. Examine what you really hope to get out of this year, and sit down to establish a plan to accomplish it. You can make the most of your gap year by choosing smart travel destinations and finding creative ways to document your experience. Create a plan to capitalize on your gap year Once you decid ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Choose the Right Safety Schools 

How to Choose the Right Safety Schools 

This post is the final installment in our three-part series on how to choose the right reach, match, and safety schools. Since the college application process is so competitive, it’s not guaranteed you’ll get into your reach or match schools. This is where safety schools come into play: they may not be your first choice, but you have a great chance of gaining acceptance. That being said, apply to safety schools you’d actually like to attend, in the event that you don’t get accepted to your top-choice schools. Spend time identifying safety schools that are a good fit by noting academic requirements, planning campus vis ... Read More About How to Choose the Right Safety Schools 

How to Choose the Right Match Schools

How to Choose the Right Match Schools

This post is the second part of our three-part series on how to choose the right reach, match, and safety schools. Over the course of the next few weeks, visit the Varsity Admissions Blog for advice on how to tackle this part of the admissions process. Match schools are perhaps the most important colleges to apply to, because you have a reasonable chance of gaining acceptance and would fit in with the average students there. However, it can be difficult to determine which colleges your budget and academic and extracurricular interests appropriately match. When searching for match schools, it’s important to note how your grades compare a ... Read More About How to Choose the Right Match Schools

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