The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ralston is an Atlanta tutor and currently a junior at Emory University. He specializes in Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, and Latin. See what he had to say about his school: 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? Ralston: Emory has an incredibly beautiful campus. It's a nice haven in the middle of Decatur. It's incredibly safe in this area. Safety is not something I have ever heard someone complain about her... Read More About Should I Go To Emory University?
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. It's that time of year: daydreaming as notification day loomed of joining your dream school – you've instead learned you were wait-listed. Congratulations. You weren’t rejected; you qualified for admission. The admissions committee found your qualifications impressive and believes you can handle their program, but they had some 'issues' with aspects of... Read More About What To Do If You're Wait-Listed
The National Association for College Admission Counseling, in November of 2012, published a press release summarizing recent trends in college admissions. This was the 10th year of the NACAC's State of College Admission, and the current edition can be highlighted by this quote from Joyce Smith, CEO of the NACAC: "While the college admissions process has become less predictable in the past decade, one thing is clear – students, parents, admissions officials, and policymakers all need good information on which to base their decisions." The report states that more students are applying to more schools, leading to increased ... Read More About Trends in College Admissions
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Albina is a New York City tutor specializing in Anatomy, Physics, Biology, and more. She graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2010 with a degree in Biological Sciences. See what she had to say about her alma mater: 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? Albina: The campus was very large and has two campuses: North and South. South Campus is located just on the edge of the city and has a very suburban ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Buffalo?
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 search for your right college, there is no better single piece of data to collect than how you feel with your feet on a campus. Here’s how to maximize your visits:1. Research beforehand. Visit school websites to get information about their scheduled visitor activities and plan ahead. If you have to pre-register for a tour, an information session or an interview, do that well in a... Read More About Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits