4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

At the end of your report card every year, listed under your current grades, is your cumulative GPA. You might know what is typically seen as a great GPA—for example, something at or near a 4.0— and what numbers represent weaker GPAs. But you may not know how your GPA is calculated, how it will influence your college admissions process, and how you can use it to decide what kinds of colleges might fit you best. Your cumulative GPA is a powerful marker of where you are academically and what kind of academic performance you might be capable of later on. When looking at your GPA from this past school year, keep these four important fa ... Read More About 4 Important Facts to Know About Your GPA

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

A Day in the Life at University of Miami

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Miguel is an online tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, biology tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other areas. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Miami majoring in public health. See what he had to share about the University of Miami: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Miguel: The University of Miami is located in a very urban area. The campus has such an upbeat atmosphere—it looks like a resort, and it feels like I’m on vacation, but with homework! The Univers ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Miami

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. Here you are, on campus for the first time. You’re a bundle of nerves, excitement, angst, and every emotion in between. Freshman orientation is about to start, and you’re stepping out of your dorm room and headed toward the main auditorium to listen to the university president speak. You have no idea what to expect, because, well, you’ve never heard a university president speak. You’ve never been in this type of an environment at all, surrounded ... Read More About How Colleges Are Supporting First-Generation Students

10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Excited to head off to college in the fall? There's a ton to prepare for: your course schedule, a new campus to explore, potential roommates—and, of course, dorm life! But what should you bring? What shouldn't you bring? Use the summer to get stocked up on these key living essentials below!  ... Read More About 10 Dorm Room Must-Haves

What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?

What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Leah is a Charlotte tutor specializing in English tutoring, reading tutoring, writing tutoring and a number of other areas. She is currently a senior at Wingate University majoring in English. See what she had to share about Wingate University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Leah: Wingate University is a relatively small campus located in a rural area. The closest urban area is Charlotte, which is about 45 minutes from Wingate. I felt extremely safe on campus because everyone knew everyone ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Wingate University?