When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

Thousands of high schools across the United States offer their students the chance to take Advanced Placement (or AP) courses. These classes are taught at a high level, covering more material with greater in-depth analysis and perspective. They are typically on par with college-level courses, and students can take a year-end AP exam to prove their mastery and potentially earn college credit. But many students wonder, “When should I start taking AP classes?” Though the answer is unique for every student, here are several factors to consider: Grade level When answering, “When should I start taking AP classes?” one of th ... Read More About When Should I Start Taking AP Classes?

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

The summer before graduate school is an exciting time. How you use the next few months can influence your transition back into life as a student, especially if you took time off after graduating college. Here are six tasks for the summer before graduate school: 1. Arrange your move If you’re moving to a new city, one of the first things to think about is where you’ll live and how to get yourself (and your belongings) there. You’ll need to find a place to rent or buy, so check out online listings, and, if you’re able, visit potential apartments or houses in person. Then, decide how much you want to bring with you, and ... Read More About 6 Tasks for the Summer Before Graduate School

A Student Review of Brown University

A Student Review of Brown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Joshua is a Boston tutor specializing in English, Middle School Math, SAT Critical Reading prep, and a number of other areas. He is currently a senior at Brown University majoring in Classics and Slavic Studies. See what he had to share about Brown University: 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? Joshua: At Brown University, we have what is called an “open campus.” This means that we are in the middl ... Read More About A Student Review of Brown University

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ian is an Atlanta tutor and 2009 graduate of Georgia State University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and tutors several subjects such as ACT Reading prep, College Essays, and Writing. Check out what Ian had to say about his time at Georgia State University: 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? Ian: Georgia State University’s campus is the epitome of urban, and its buildings are peppered thr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Georgia State University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hanna Stotland is an educational and career consultant with a unique understanding of the admissions system – she was accepted to Harvard College with a G.E.D. Hanna worked full-time for two years before she returned to school and enrolled at Bryn Mawr College. She transferred to Harvard College and later attended Harvard Law School. In 2008, she left the legal field to make her consulting business her full-time focus. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Hanna: You don't need ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland