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Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

May 10, 2013
Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. William is a San Diego tutor specializing in Biostatistics, Calculus, Grammar and Mechanics, and much more. He graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. See what he had to say about UCSD:   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? William: The transportation is currently great, with shuttles and bus passes included in tuition. The school ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California, San Diego?

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

May 10, 2013
Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Emily Glickman is the founder and president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, a leading private school consulting service in New York. She currently serves as an alumni admissions interviewer for Columbia University and is a vastly well-known expert on private school admissions. Emily has also been featured in several prestigious publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. VT: What is the typical timeline for private school admissions? Emily: Families should start to think about private school admissions ab ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Emily Glickman

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

May 06, 2013
What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last piece on writing a medical school personal statement. As I mentioned then, I wrote my personal statements for medical school and emergency medicine residency without much of a clue as to what went on behind the closed doors of medical admissions committees. But I quickly gained a lot of insight when - years later - I found myself reading essay ... Read More About What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

May 06, 2013
Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Scott Linzey is currently the Vice President for Admission and Student Financial Services at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has over two decades of experience in admissions and higher education consulting. Scott has served as a guest speaker for topics related to college and university admissions as well as student recruitment and many other topics on both regional and national levels. VT: How can a student determine if an Art School is the right path for them, versus attending a regular university with a strong Arts departmen ... Read More About Ask an Art School Admissions Expert: Scott Linzey

How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

May 05, 2013
How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business School. He currently runs his own firm, Paul Bodine Admissions Consulting. Harvard and Stanford won't releases their essay questions until May, and most other schools won't follow suit until the summer. But that doesn't mean you have to sit on your hands until then. There's plenty you can do now to ensure that the MBA applications you submit this fall are the best they can be. Most obviously, there's the GMAT. If you haven't taken it, plan to d ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early