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High School Juniors

8 Strategies to Make the Most of a Spring Break College Tour

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Thinking about taking your high school junior on a college tour this spring? The timing is usually ideal, with students starting to engage more seriously in the college discussion and ready to get a firsthand look at promising schools.

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | Posted 06.29.2016 | College
Beverly Low

Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.

Some Recommendations About Recommendation Letters

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

Students who are truly dying to get into to selective colleges will meet with far greater success if they are enthusiastic, graceful, and gracious than they will if they maintain the illusion that grades -- and only grades -- matter above all else.

Counselor and Teacher Relationships: Thinking Ahead to College Admissions

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

It behooves you to develop good relationships with a number of teachers throughout your four years of high school so that when it comes time to write a recommendation they know you both as a student and a person.

Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

College fairs are unique opportunities for you to meet college admissions people face to face and begin the process of showing colleges your "demonstrated interest."

July-to-January To Do's for Rising High School Juniors

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Junior year is the time to be looking for ways to make stand-out contributions to your extracurricular activities and sports.

An Open Letter to High School Juniors

Ana Homayoun | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Ana Homayoun

I am not going to tell you everything is going to work out like you want it to, and I am not going to tell you that everything will be fine. What I will say is this: Millions of people have survived the college admission process, and you will too.

ACTs To Be Required For All Of State's High School Juniors

Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

Beginning next year, all high school juniors in Louisiana will be required to take the ACT -- for free. A new effort by the Louisiana Department of...