The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. College applicants – have you looked at your calendar today? It’s already NOVEMBER! It’s time to crack down, get serious, and crank out one uncommonly great Common Application. The following four tips will help you manage your apps over the next few weeks: 1. Give yourself time Well-crafted, thoughtful essays don’t just pop into existence on the eve of your deadline. Rather, they require time and attention – usually in the form of mul ... Read More About 4 Tips for a Strong Common App
By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions 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. In my last several guest posts on the Varsity Tutors Blog, I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entry emphasizing that you can run; you can hide; but you can’t escape the weaknes ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Aki is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in several subjects including SAT prep, Japanese, Calculus, and more. He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. See what he had to say about his 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? Aki: My campus is in Westwood, so it is very urban and the campus is safe. There are bus ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California, Los Angeles?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Environmental Science, Essay Editing, and all levels of Spanish. She is a 2013 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Management. Check out her review of her 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? Alexandra: Penn State is located in central PA, which is a very rural area. The neare ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?
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. You’ve heard back from your dream school about your Early Decision (ED) application – no, not rejected; no, not admitted; deferred – your application will be re-read and reconsidered with the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool in the coming months for a final answer later. In the meantime, what can you do to improve your chances of admission? How can you manage this time p ... Read More About Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know