Articles tagged with High School

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

3 Last-Minute Study Techniques for AP Exams

3 Last-Minute Study Techniques for AP Exams

With AP exam dates quickly approaching, it can feel like crunch-time. Instead of frantically trying to absorb information while studying, enlist strategies that will help you more effectively use your remaining prep time. Here are three last-minute study techniques for AP exams that can help you achieve test day success: 1. Create an AP exam study guide Writing your own study guide for an AP exam is a productive exercise. If you have received a guide from your teacher, use it as a model for your own. If you haven’t received one, start from scratch. Make your own AP exam study guide by: Listing key terms and definitions Writin ... Read More About 3 Last-Minute Study Techniques for AP Exams

3 Strategies to Bounce Back from a Sophomore Slump

3 Strategies to Bounce Back from a Sophomore Slump

At this time in the semester, it can be easy to fall into a slump—particularly if you’re a high school sophomore. Freshman year is full of excitement. During sophomore year, however, you begin to get questions about your future you may not be ready to answer, or to have classes you may not feel fully prepared for. Don’t panic. There are steps you can take to overcome a sophomore slump, such as identifying what the root cause is or being honest with your teachers and parents. If the spring semester of your sophomore year of high school feels endless, utilize these strategies to bounce back from a sophomore slump: Sophomore s ... Read More About 3 Strategies to Bounce Back from a Sophomore Slump

What Every Student Should Know About Applying for College Scholarships

What Every Student Should Know About Applying for College Scholarships

With the growing price tag for a college education, applying for college scholarships is a task well worth your time. Both national and local organizations, as well as colleges and universities, offer a variety of scholarships to future and current college students. It’s your job to seek out these opportunities and to put forth the required effort to apply. There are many things students should know about applying for college scholarships, such as how to find available opportunities, reasons to take the scholarship hunt seriously, and how to avoid scams. Scholarships can help ease the financial burden of college; for this reason, it&rsq ... Read More About What Every Student Should Know About Applying for College Scholarships

Which SAT Subject Tests Should I Take?

Which SAT Subject Tests Should I Take?

SAT Subject Tests are exams offered by The College Board that further illustrate to potential colleges and universities what you bring to the table. With 20 tests in five different subject areas, it’s key to select the SAT Subject Tests that best reflect your strengths by examining criteria such as what courses you have taken or are currently enrolled in, knowing what your potential major might be, and identifying schools of interest.  Choose SAT Subject Tests based on your course schedule Technically, you can take an SAT Subject Test at any point in your high school career. However, it’s key to be strategic about what tests ... Read More About Which SAT Subject Tests Should I Take?

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