Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jason Lum is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his Master of Public Policy at Harvard University and his Juris Doctor at University of California, Berkeley. Jason previously served as an application reviewer in the Harvard University Admissions Office. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Jason: Ideally, students will begin working on their college applications d ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

If you plan to practice law one day, you are probably very familiar with the LSAT, which is administered to students who are seeking admission to law school. The LSAT is well known for being difficult and stressful, so students are often advised to begin studying several months before their test date. The LSAT is, in short, an unavoidable challenge. But change may soon be in the works. Recently, the American Bar Association announced that it would allow law schools to admit up to 10% of their incoming classes without an LSAT score. This means that some students may be accepted based solely on their admissions essays, GPAs, recommendation lett ... Read More About Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kate received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Education Specialist degree from University of Colorado Denver. She is currently a tutor in Miami specializing in English, Public Speaking, Writing, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at University of Colorado Denver: 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? Kate: One of the best parts of the University of Colorado ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Colorado Denver?

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nicholas is a New York City tutor and 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, Geometry, and Physics. Check out what Nicholas had to say about his time at Stony Brook University: 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? Nicholas: I went to Stony Brook University starting in August 2010. The campus is somewhat far ou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Stony Brook University

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

5 Myths About the Last Year of College

If you are in or approaching your last year of college, you may feel like you have been in school forever. And you're not entirely wrong – a good portion of your life has been spent inside the walls of academia. As you complete what may be your final year of formal education, it helps to be aware that you may have received some false information about this time. Here are five myths about the last year of college: Myth #1: Your final semester is a formality Some students may believe that their final semester of school is a formality. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, your final semester of college can be very difficult. If ... Read More About 5 Myths About the Last Year of College