Senior Year College Resolutions

Senior Year College Resolutions

You’ve finally made it to senior year. You’re older, you no longer have to carry a map of campus, and you’re starting to get wise to those myths about the last year of college. As a senior, you have college all figured out. However, it is never too late to make a few improvements or to prepare for the next stage—the real world. Let your year of “lasts” be your year of “bests” with these four senior year college resolutions. 1. Finish college stronger than you started Senioritis can drain your motivation and shift your focus, but you know better than to let it take control of your last year of c ... Read More About Senior Year College Resolutions

How to Prevent Procrastination

How to Prevent Procrastination

Procrastination—it happens to the best of us. Even though the deadline for an upcoming project, test, or assignment is looming, you still find yourself watching Friends reruns on Netflix or scrolling through Twitter. Once the deadline arrives, you’ve scrambled to turn something in on time. Why didn’t you just start sooner?Don't let procrastination take over your life. There are small steps you can take to prevent this pesky habit and get your work back on track. Find a study space You may procrastinate because you don’t have a clean, quiet space dedicated to studying. You aren't going to be very productive if you're l ... Read More About How to Prevent Procrastination

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Shelley Krause works as a college counselor at Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey’s first independent school. Shelley, a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, came to Rutgers after serving in the undergraduate admissions office at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the lead curator of the College Lists Wiki. How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Shelley: Once a student has made the decision to apply to a particular school, it makes sense to st ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit organization offering holistic and intensive curricula to students aged three to 19. There are many benefits to participating in an IB program: Students in the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes frequently outperform non-IB students. Additionally, IB Diploma Programme students are more likely to apply and enroll at top colleges and universities. These benefits, coupled with the global worldview and independent thought encouraged through the programs, leave students in a great position for further success. Want to learn more about IB options? We’ve created a guide to the Interna ... Read More About A Guide to the International Baccalaureate Program

What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?

What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Victoria lives in Buffalo and is a 2013 graduate of Canisius College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and specializes in algebra tutoring, anatomy tutoring, and biology tutoring. Check out what Victoria had to say about her time at Canisius College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Canisius College. Victoria: Canisius College is located in the city of Buffalo, New York. Throughout my years in Buffalo, I have had the pleasure of watching the city transform into a great place for you ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Canisius College?