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. You’ve heard back from your dream school about your Early Decision (ED) application – no, not rejected; no, not admitted; deferred – your application will be re-read and reconsidered with the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool in the coming months for a final answer later. In the meantime, what can you do to improve your chances of admission? How can you manage this time p ... Read More About Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Marci is a Phoenix tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, and Chemistry. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 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? Marci: Michigan State University in East Lansing is a large, nature-filled campus at the heart of a college town. I always felt sa ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Zach is a New York City tutor specializing in many areas of test prep including SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecosystem Science & Policy and International Studies. See what he had to say about his school: 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? Zach: South Florida is a unique place and the UMiami campus reflects that b ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?
Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accordingly. The following five suggestions are examples of questions that could both make a good impression on the interviewer and aid you in learning more about the school. 1. What should I know about this college that I cannot learn elsewhere? It is best to avoid asking questions that can be easily answered with some quick online research. Don’t waste your time asking questions like, “What is the most common major here?” ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview
The following piece was written by Elaina Loveland. Elaina is an admissions consultant for students pursuing creative degrees. She has two published books – Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers, and Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers. If you want to major in the arts and earn a degree in Art, Drama, Dance, Music, or Creative Writing, it might take some research to find the right program for you. Unlike degrees that are offered at nearly every college and university (think History or Biology), creative programs often vary greatly by ins ... Read More About How to Choose a Creative College