What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

While every college admission process is different, you may find that you are required to participate in an interview as part of the admissions process for colleges you are interested in attending. The interview stage of the admission process can be very intimidating, as you want to make sure you perform at your absolute best. While each interview may be distinct, here are some general topics to avoid discussing. [RELATED: How to Ace Your College Interview] Disparaging remarks Try to keep your interview discussions as positive as possible. There is no need to bash other schools, rant about negative people in your life, or touch on really an ... Read More About What Not to Discuss During a College Interview

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

If your first instinct is to wish away the days until high school is over and college begins, think again. Even if your standardized tests are done, your college applications are turned in, and you possibly know the university you are going to attend, your last semester of high school can still be one of the most important! Make sure you maximize it. 1. Plan ahead With the right preparation, you can ensure that every move you make in college, from the moment you step on campus, helps you reach your goals. Take your last semester of high school to look at the different types of degrees your future college, or some of your college choices, off ... Read More About 6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of High School

A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ross is a Detroit tutor who earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2010. He specializes in calculus tutoring, algebra tutoring, and several other areas of math. See what he had to say about his time at Michigan State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Michigan State University. Ross: The campus is safely closed in with all the dorm rooms and classes in a 20-minute-maximum walking distance from each other. On the outskirts of t ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Michigan State University

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

When high school students begin looking for colleges, they’re forced to prioritize the things they want. A strong athletic program, a hard-to-find-major, or a particular location can all influence a student’s desire to attend. So, too, can size—for many students, the choice of big schools vs. small schools is one of the most important factors. While there are reasons to attend a big school and reasons to attend a small school, finding an academic institution that suits your needs is crucial to success in your continued education. For those students looking for a smaller college (perhaps with 5,000 students of less), we prese ... Read More About 10 of the Top Small Colleges in the U.S.

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julie earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French and Francophone studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. Located in Chicago, she specializes in French tutoring, Italian tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Illinois at Chicago: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at University of Illinois at Chicago. Julie: UIC’s campus is very accessible via public transportation. Buses and the blue line stop right on ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?