What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. In addition to choosing which schools to apply to this year, rising high school seniors may have another choice to make: which college application platform to use. With the new Coalition app being released this year, some schools offer as many as four options to begin the path to admission. Here, we will explore four application portals and what each one has to offer:   The Common Application With over 600 schools in its network, The Common Application inva ... Read More About What to Know About Choosing a College Application Platform

Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

Colleges want to make sure their students are kept safe. In fact, federal law requires all colleges to create a campus safety plan. Unfortunately, no matter how many safety precautions a college puts in place, there is always potential for on-campus crime to occur. While these crimes can’t always be prevented in every situation, there are some important things you can do to minimize your risks of becoming a victim. The key to staying safe on campus is to be prepared. Here are several actionable tasks students can take to maximize campus safety during their college experience: 1. Download safety apps If your college offers an emergenc ... Read More About Safety 101: 4 Ways College Students Can Stay Safe on Campus

New York University: A Student Perspective

New York University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casey is a sophomore at New York University studying psychology. She specializes in trigonometry tutoring, psychology tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at New York University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Casey: New York University prides itself on being “in and of the city.” It’s located in Washington Square Park in the middle of Manhattan. Since our campus is around Washington Square Park, it’s very urban, but we have pl ... Read More About New York University: A Student Perspective

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

These days, things require a little more preparation than you might expect. While the PreACT in and of itself is preparation for the ACT, you’ll still need to think about preparing for the PreACT. When students choose to do this may vary from person to person, though there are some general guidelines to be aware of as you begin the process of working toward the PreACT. The truth is, the PreACT can provide great insight into how you may perform on the ACT, and it can help guide your study plan to your particular needs. Students who are better prepared generally feel more confident, which typically leads to higher and more accurate score ... Read More About Do These 4 Things to Start Preparing for the PreACT

GMAT Question Types

GMAT Question Types

One essay and 90 questions. That’s a lot to pack into three hours and 30 minutes of a GMAT exam. In addition to the Analytical Writing Assessment, there are a variety of question types on the GMAT. The basic categories to prepare for are the Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal sections of the GMAT. Let’s take a closer look at each of the question types found in those sections and consider ways to approach them. Integrated Reasoning Reasoning skills are crucial to success on the GMAT. Like the essay, the Integrated Reasoning section is scored separately and does not count toward your total score. You have 30 minutes to ... Read More About GMAT Question Types