Seniors

Choose the Right Courses for Your Senior Year

Today’s article was submitted by Tiffany Sorensen from Varsity Tutors. Your senior year of high school is a year of balance—in other words, you should balance classes that will challenge you with ones that will delight you. Your final year is the perfect time to be both productive and exploratory, so here are three strategies to ...

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Perils of Senioritis

In the past, we have discussed the various advantages of Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) here. For those of you who have taken advantage of one of these avenues and received good news in December or even earlier, you no doubt exhaled a large sigh of relief. What could possibly be wrong with ...

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Student Summers: Siestas or Stimulation?

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Well, maybe not anymore, with the pressures of life — even for high school and college students — here in the year 2012. I remember how I used to look forward to summers when I was in elementary, middle, and high school. My warm-weather enthusiasm was somewhat less in ...

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Senior Pranks or Cranks?

High school is over for many seniors across the land, and ending soon for those who aren’t done. One of the more controversial behaviors exhibited by these young men and women who are about to either head to college, the military, or just plain out into “the real world” is the vaunted Senior Prank. Now ...

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Out-of-State Exodus

The state of the nation’s economy is causing some rather odd decisions concerning college applications and enrollment. Up until now, traditional thinking has been that going to one of your home-state universities was a prudent move, both financially and educationally. That doesn’t seem to be the case any longer. These days, state universities are accepting ...

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Do Colleges Always See Senior Grades?

Question: Most of my colleges have January 1 or January 15 deadlines. But, since I got my Regular Decision applications in early (just before Thanksgiving), will admission committees evaluate me based on only my grades through junior year, since my mid-term grades won’t be out until long after I submitted my applications? For Regular Decision, ...

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College Admissions: Senior Checklist

The end of the school year a good time to take care of loose ends. If you’re a high school senior who has plans for college, those plans are probably well developed by that time and the college admissions process is almost wrapped up. Nevertheless, take a look at the end of your high school ...

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