Articles tagged with High School

Your Complete College Visit Checklist

Your Complete College Visit Checklist

College visits are a great opportunity to identify first-hand whether or not a particular college is the right fit for you. Before embarking on a campus visit, it’s key to develop a checklist of what you hope to accomplish: come prepared with questions to ask your tour guide or various campus representatives, interact with current students, sit in on a college class, and connect with professors. Hoping to make the most of your campus visit? Keep reading to discover your complete college visit checklist. Do your research, and attend college visits with questions in hand When preparing for college visits, it’s important to compile ... Read More About Your Complete College Visit Checklist

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

Unlike a definitive yes or no response, being placed on a college waitlist means that you can only attend if a space becomes available. It can feel frustrating to get this kind of response from a college, especially if it’s your dream school. How do you move forward if you know a school is theoretically willing to accept you, but only if a spot opens up? When you’re waitlisted by a college, it’s important to decide whether or not you wish to remain on the waitlist, have a backup plan in place, and touch base with the admissions office of the school at which you were waitlisted. Have you been placed on a college waitlist, but ... Read More About What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

What is a College Shortlist?

What is a College Shortlist?

As you embark on the college application process, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of application requirements and the sheer volume of colleges you could apply to. A college shortlist is a list of approximately six to 10 colleges that will help you target your search and streamline the application process. Creating a college shortlist helps you organize your list of potential schools, encourages you to narrow down your choices, and prompts you to identify schools to further communicate with. Eager to find ways to focus your college search? Keep reading to learn more about college shortlists. A college shortlist can aid ... Read More About What is a College Shortlist?

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

From taking the ACT or SAT, to applying for financial aid, there’s a lot to do during your third year of high school. Junior year often involves more college prep tasks than any other year. Putting in a little extra effort to keep yourself organized can go a long way in helping you stay on top of all your tasks during this stressful time. There are many things juniors can do to tackle college admissions, such as narrowing down college choices, researching how to earn college credit in advance, and seeking letters of recommendation.    Hoping to stay on top of all the college admissions tasks coming your way this semester? Belo ... Read More About Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

The closing of a calendar year signals a new opportunity for you to make the most of the upcoming months of school. Setting goals—such as New Year’s resolutions—is one way to do so. In the new year, you might consider setting goals like, “I will boost my GPA to a B+,” or, “I will proactively complete projects more often.” Below, you’ll learn about four New Year’s resolutions for students to set this coming semester.  New Year’s resolution #1: Make an impact in your community Whether your high school carries a community service requirement or not, it can feel great to give back ... Read More About 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

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