VARSITY ADMISSIONS AN EDUCATION BLOG

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

June 28, 2013
Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Betsy Massar has been helping MBA candidates with their business school applications since she was a second-year student at Harvard Business School. She founded her consulting business, Master Admissions, in 2008 and also serves as a resumé and writing coach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Betsy has been quoted vastly throughout the media in publications such as Forbes, Fox Business News, and Poets & Quants. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete the application for an MBA ... Read More About Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Betsy Massar

Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

June 26, 2013
Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

The following piece was written by Dr. Joan Martin, Ph.D. Joan has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the founder of CollegeStartOnline.com. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and MIT.  The Stealth Applicant: What Not to Do Travelling incognito, this new type of student who applies to colleges without much contact other than the application has a new name – Stealth Applicant. The Common Application and the internet have fostered the phenomenon of these faceless applicants, and admissions offices are bombarded with their applications. Admissions officers continually face the qu ... Read More About Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

Should I Go To Yale University?

June 22, 2013
Should I Go To Yale University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Eva graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Boston tutor specializing in Biology, Reading, Algebra, and much more. See what she had to say about her undergraduate experience:  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?  Eva: Yale is located in the heart of downtown New Haven (my hometown!), and students are required to live on campus the first two y ... Read More About Should I Go To Yale University?

How to Choose Your College Admissions Essay Topic

June 20, 2013
How to Choose Your College Admissions Essay Topic

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.   By the fall of senior year, much of your academic and extracurricular record is complete, so one of the only remaining elements of your college applications that you can still control is your major essay. Above all, the goal of the essay is to provide personal information about you. Thus, you will need to deeply reflect about what additional things the admissions committee should learn. In general, ... Read More About How to Choose Your College Admissions Essay Topic

Ask an Admissions Expert: Kim Glenchur

June 17, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Kim Glenchur

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Kim Glenchur helps young applicants navigate through the college search and perfect their college applications every day through her admissions consulting service, CollegesGPS. She has years of experience in admissions, including being an application reader for the University of California-Berkeley. Kim has also presented many college admission workshops and is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Kim: Most applications aren&r ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Kim Glenchur