Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?

Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brittany is a Miami tutor specializing in Algebra, MCAT prep, Chemistry, and more. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Check out what she had to say about 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? Brittany: Penn is like a bubble in the middle of an urban setting. It’s only 15 blocks or so from Center City (downtown) but has its o ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?

4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

It’s no secret that the college application process can be quite overwhelming. However, provided you plan ahead and understand what tasks you must complete, you will finish in short order. Take a deep breath and address one aspect at a time. Note all dates and deadlines Perhaps the most critical attribute of the college application process is organization. Submitting an application after its due date is simply not an option, so you must remain informed about approaching deadlines. To do so, create a chart where you clearly record the dates by which all paperwork must be received by your prospective colleges. Remember that the applicati ... Read More About 4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

Should My Child Transfer Schools?

Should My Child Transfer Schools?

The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. There are many reasons you may consider changing your child’s school, but often, parents don’t act on these instincts. Many parents are afraid to trade the devil they know for the one they don’t know.  Even though a child may be unhappy, struggling academically, or feeling under-challenged, parents typically are worried about their child’s transition. If the child is not thriving, parents often think it could be worse in a different environment. If a ... Read More About Should My Child Transfer Schools?

Should I Go To DePaul University?

Should I Go To DePaul University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Kelli is a Chicago tutor specializing in Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Biochemistry. She is a 2013 graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in German. 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? Kelli: DePaul is right in the heart of the Chicago neighborhood, Lincoln Park, right off of the Fullerton red line stop. The campu ... Read More About Should I Go To DePaul University?

5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. You think you’re ready to submit your college application? WAIT – don’t do it! Or at least, not yet. Before you hit “Submit,” make sure you follow these important steps: 1. Clean up your social media act Many adcom will not just review your application, but will spend some time Googling you as well, checking your profiles on social media sites and making sure that they like what they see. Please be responsible and take down anything that makes you ... Read More About 5 Must-Do Steps Before Submitting Your College Application