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. In your applications to college, you will be asked what you did during your high school summers. Why? Your choices of summer activities actually say a lot about your personality, what you love, and your skills. Admissions offices care about your summer activities because they want you to be productive. They do not expect you to work all the time and never play – in fact, admissions officers lam ... Read More About How to Choose Summer Activities for Your College Applications
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?
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
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
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