5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

So you got into a few (or all!) of the colleges to which you applied. Congratulations! Now comes the tough part: which one to choose? It can be a daunting decision. Every prospective college student has a different vision and different desires for his or her college experience. Knowing what you want and need in a college campus can be vital in making your college decision easier. Read on to find some factors you need to consider before choosing your school.  1. Compare the programs in which you are interested Look at your prospective major, or a few of the majors that you are interested in, by checking your various schools’ online ... Read More About 5 Ways to Make Your College Decision Easier

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

With one full semester under your belt, as a second-semester freshmen you have begun to figure it out. Your habits are set, you know your way around campus, and you have a regular group of friends to eat lunch with. First semester flew by in a rush of learning new things on the fly, but your learning experiences are far from over. Use your second semester of college to continue to learn and grow, as a student and as a person.  1. Determine your field of study  Although it does not need to be set in stone, use this semester to declare a major if you haven’t already. You should have taken classes in a few different departments ... Read More About The Ultimate To-Do List for Your Second Semester of College

What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. April is a senior at Siena College studying biology. Currently located in Albany, she specializes in science tutoring, math tutoring, English tutoring, and several other subjects. Check out what she had to say about her experience at Siena College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. April: The campus is fairly small and feels like a small town. It is a very close-knit community and you often see professors or other students you know. Public safety makes rounds and there are a few “blue light&rd ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Siena College?

6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

Senior year of high school is full of exciting opportunities. You may be chomping at the bit to graduate and get to college, but you must remember to live in the moment and appreciate all that this year has to offer! In order to prepare you for the year ahead, here are six surprising things about your senior year of high school. 1. Taking important classes It is a common misconception that seniors do not need to take anymore of the “important” classes, leaving them to only focus on fun electives. While it does vary by high school how many core classes a senior will need to take, you definitely are going to have to sign up for som ... Read More About 6 Surprising Things About Senior Year of High School

Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Drusilla Dee Blackman has had a long and varied career in the field of college admissions. She is the former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid for Columbia University, as well as the former Dean of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard University’s School of Arts and Sciences. She has a B.S. from Brown University and an M.A. in psychology from Yale. She is the founder of The Ivy Dean. How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Dee: It is never too early to beg ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Drusilla Dee Blackman