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10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

The following piece was written by Joie Jager-Hyman. Joie has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Assistant Director of Admissions for Dartmouth College. She is the founder of her own admissions consulting service, College Prep 360. While not every school offers interviews for admission, if the opportunity is presented to you, take it! Before the school year starts, research your colleges’ websites to see if they offer interviews. If they do, reserve your spot as soon as possible. Even if an interview isn’t officially recommended, it can still be a great opportunity for students to demonstrate ... Read More About 10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

How to Prepare for College Fairs

How to Prepare for College Fairs

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Throughout the year, in locations ranging from high school gymnasiums to large city conference centers, colleges and universities gather together to put on large-scale informational/recruiting events for high school students and parents. Schools bring informational brochures or presentations on computers and tablets to capture your interest and capture your contact information for their mailing lists. The ... Read More About How to Prepare for College Fairs

A Student Review of University of California, San Diego

A Student Review of University of California, San Diego

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shaun is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Calculus, GRE prep, SAT prep, and more. He graduated from University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. See what he had to say about his alma mater:  VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike?  Shaun: UC San Diego has a free on-campus shuttle system which is quite helpful since the campus is so large and students often have to ... Read More About A Student Review of University of California, San Diego

What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nida graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Media. She is an Austin tutor who specializes in Essay Editing, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, and more. Check out her review of her alma mater:  VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Nida: Rutgers University (New Brunswick,NJ) is a huge campus spanning two towns (New Brunswick and Piscataway) and divided into five ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Zach Kwartler. Zach is a graduate of Princeton University and the Marketing Manager for Story To College, an admissions consulting service. He can be reached at zach.kwartler@storytocollege.com.   Imagine you’re applying to Harvard. You attend one of the top high schools in your area, are ranked in the Top 10 in your class, scored above 700 on all three sections of the SAT, and just returned from a 5-week immersion trip in Argentina. With these numbers, how can you not get into a great college? Now, imagine you’re on the Harvard admissions committee. You received over 36,000 applications f ... Read More About What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay