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Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Although everyone knows that pulling an all-nighter is no way to go, many see no alternatives to the occasional late-night cram-session. But all-nighters may be doing more harm than good.

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

The increasing competition to get into college can leave you and your high schooler stressed out. Here are some tips from the pros for handling those knuckle-biting months.

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

Preparing Your Sophomore for College Applications

A marathon. A gauntlet. The Indy 500. There is no shortage of metaphors to describe the college application process. As a high schooler, these images can be daunting, if not downright scary. But, to add a new – and perhaps more heartening – metaphor to the mix, try this on for size: a ...

Back to School Book Picks for Middle and High School

Back to School Book Picks for Middle and High School

Find out what teachers recommend your teens and adolescents read to get them ready for school.

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

Courses for College: What Kids Need

Courses for College: What Kids Need

With today’s stiff competition, kids need to make the grade. And that means more than a GPA, it also means a strong, broad transcript, preferably starting in ninth grade. What exactly do they need? Read on.

De-stress the College Essay

De-stress the College Essay

College applications are stressful, and perhaps the most daunting aspect of the process is the dreaded "personal statement." What with trying to be yourself and trying to be what college admissions officers want you to be, high school seniors often find themselves staring a blank page, hoping for ...

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Second semester senior year, a time when students nation-wide infamously contract "senioritis" or fall into "senior slump," holds the potential for some of the most important and valuable college preparation. Here are some things that high school seniors should keep in mind.

Scoring an Athletic Scholarship

Scoring an Athletic Scholarship

Your teen has been balancing academics, athletics, and high school social life for years now. But all her hard work is about to pay off: as most kids and parents know, the more accomplished teens are in a variety of fields, the better their chances of getting into the college or university of their ...