Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Felicia is earning her bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management at Cornell University. She lives in New York City and specializes in accounting tutoring, macroeconomics tutoring, microeconomics tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Cornell University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Cornell University. Felicia: Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY—a great college town in western New York. Cornell is surrounded by a b ... Read More About Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University

A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

Students are often so wrapped up in performing well on an AP exam that they forget what the score actually means. AP scores can be difficult to interpret, especially because scoring varies between exams. For students who are in their first AP course, we’ve put together a scoring guide to AP exams to help you plan and study for your exam and understand your results. A breakdown of the AP exam score It has likely been emphasized to you that your score on an AP exam is important—but why? First, it demonstrates your actual achievement on the exam and your knowledge of the subject. Perhaps more importantly, it helps postsecondary scho ... Read More About A Scoring Guide to AP Exams

How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

Preparing to take the ACT? Such an important test—where your admission, scholarship eligibility, or class placement may hinge on the results—can make you nervous, affecting your testing performance. While a majority of ACT test prep is focused on studying the content of the exam, the time constraints of each section are a major source of anxiety for many students. This concern may be compounded if you’re a student who struggles with test anxiety. Here are a few strategies for testing your best and to avoid running out of time on the ACT: 1. Take timed ACT practice tests If you’re nervous about pacing on the real test, ... Read More About How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the ACT

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jean Webb works as a Law School Expert at InGenius Prep, an expert admissions consulting service that helps students get into the college, law school, medical school, or business school of their choice. Jean previously served for 17 years as the Director of Admissions at Yale Law School, where her duties included management, planning, strategy, file-reading, and pre- and post-admissions recruitment. How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a law school application? Jean: Assuming you are starting senior ye ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Jean Webb

Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?

Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?

More than 2,000 colleges and universities around the country accept SAT scores. As you begin your search for the perfect university or college, it is imperative to review all of the admission requirements for schools you are interested in attending. You may find that many schools reference additional tests, such as the SAT Subject Tests. (As many as 160 institutions require or recommend submitting an SAT Subject Test score for admission.) Should you take an SAT Subject Test? Well, that depends on many factors. Here is an overview on the SAT Subject Tests to help you decide whether or not they are truly necessary for your goals. [RELATED: Wha ... Read More About Should I Take SAT Subject Tests?