College Prep

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The 5 best FREE SAT prep apps

Stress less and score more with these five free SAT prep apps.

How IB classes can help you get into your dream school

As an IB student, I found the program extremely rewarding — and it helped me get into my dream school!

What to expect when you get to college

College is like a student Survivor — but with homework. Be prepared, so you don't get voted off the island.

5 ways to increase your chances of getting into top colleges

Five things you can do to maximize your acceptance and build the best application possible.

How to choose a college: 7 things you may not think of

Most students do extensive research on a school’s academic requirements, ranking, and financial aid. But there are other important aspects of college that you may not consider.

The 6 best study apps

From time management to studying more efficiently, here are the six best study apps for high school and college students.

A year-by-year high school road map

Love it or hate it, high school will have a huge impact on your future. So do it right. From freshman to senior, here’s how to make the most of some of the most important years of your life.

What I wish I knew before starting college

As an incoming college freshman, not knowing what to expect and having to navigate it all on your own can be intimidating. But don’t sweat it! Here are some insider tips from a college senior who’s seen it all.

5 things high school juniors can do now to make senior year easier

Five things you can do now to prepare for college applications and make your senior year much less stressful.

The benefits of taking a gap year

Five benefits of taking a gap year that can help you mature academically and personally.

9 steps for writing a great essay

Whether you love or hate essays, following these nine steps can improve your writing, reduce your stress, and possibly save you from an expensive dentist degree.

9 reasons why class participation is better than getting your phone taken away

It’s easy to space out on social when you’re bored during a lecture, but participating in class can actually make it more fun. Here are nine reasons why class participation is better than getting your phone taken away.

The 12 stages of senioritis

You finally made it to your senior year of high school. If you can't decide if you feel sad or happy, don't worry, that's a totally normal part of the 12 stages of senioritis.

10 must-haves for your move to college

Think you've got everything ready for college? Here are ten things I didn’t think about during my first year of college, and that I’ll never forget before leaving home again!

3 things you can do in high school to impress colleges

Your GPA, SAT, and/or ACT are often important factors for college admissions, but they won't make you stand out from a crowd of other good students. To truly impress admissions officers, start with these tips.

How I saved $15,000 in tuition and graduated from college in 3 years

Concurrent enrollment can help you save money, choose your major faster, get into the classes you need, and graduate early. Here's how it works.

College culture shock! A guide to moving away to college

Moving away to college can lead to some serious culture shock. Here's what I learned when I moved from the West Coast to the South.

10 things all high school grads will hear at their graduation party

Congrats, grads! We made it. Your new life is right around the corner. But first, you’ve got to deal with hearing a few things over and over and over.

College Board SAT printing error backlash points to bigger problem

College Board received a slew of complaints after announcing that their June 6 SAT contained a printing error that gave some test takers an extra five minutes. Does this backlash point to a bigger problem regarding the way we think about college admissions?

6 summer tips to prepare you for college

The summer before college is one of the biggest events of your life. The anticipation and excitement is almost unbearable. Here are six tips to make the most of your summer and prepare you for your great adventure!

The inside scoop on making the most of your summer

Don't just hang out and watch TV. You deserve some down time, but make a summer plan!

5 time-management tips for high school students

By lwilliamsAh, high school! These four years can be truly exhilarating — and, not to mention, exhausting. Between all of the homework, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work, it’s surprising that you can find any time just to relax or sleep. Finding a healthy balance is often the key to success. In fact, a recent study shows that students who sacrifice sleep for additional study time are more likely to have difficulty understanding new material or trouble with testing. Surprised? Maybe those […]

Taking the AP exams

Strong performance on the AP exam can give you tremendous flexibility in the application process and throughout your college career-and are the primary reason why it is important to do well on these exams. Let’s look at some of the benefits for students who are planning on sitting for any of the 30+ AP exams offered in more depth.

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