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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.

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.

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 ...

Want Your Kid to Ace the SAT? Advice from Someone Who's Taken it 25 Times!

Want Your Kid to Ace the SAT? Advice from Someone Who's Taken it 25 Times!

Ed Carroll knows what it's like to take the SAT. In fact, he may know better than any other person on the planet: over the past ten years, he's taken every single test the College Board has put out there. Here are his tips on how to boost your score.

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The lessons I learned over three years and hundreds of tours as a Stanford University tour guide could fill a book. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:

High School Summer Reading List

High School Summer Reading List

We've looked high and low for exciting new titles for young adults. Here are our list of favorites to exhilarate, fascinate, and yes...educate.

What to Do on the Road to College: Junior Year

What to Do on the Road to College: Junior Year

AP, IB, PSAT, SAT, ACT… Junior year is full of acronyms, all of which stand for yet another potentially stressful step in the lengthy college application process. Here are some tips from the experts on how to stay relaxed and focused on the road to college.

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.

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.

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 ...