With May and June comes the conclusion of the academic school year. The average student returns or sells his or her textbooks, throws his or her backpack into a closet, and pushes all thoughts of academia to the back of his or her mind until August or September. However, the conclusion of the school year is also the perfect time to pause and evaluate your academic performance. How? With thorough self-reflection, of course! It may seem like the last thing you’d want to do as summer begins, but taking just a little bit of time to revisit your past school year now can greatly enhance your future academic performance. Why should you ev ... Read More About How to Evaluate Your Academic Performance
Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Evelyn Alexander provides college admissions counseling services to a number of students and their families through Magellan College Counseling. She is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University where she also served as a volunteer admissions recruiter for 15 years. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Evelyn: College applications are generally available the summer before the student’s senior year. The Common Application, for example, should open in August for the Class of 2015. Wh ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jack is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, AP Calculus, Economics, and much more. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Economics & Policy. 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? Jack: Berkeley is very urban and although there aren’t many skyscrapers, most of what you see around ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephen is a New York City tutor specializing in College Essays, Writing, AP English, and more. He graduated from The University of Kansas in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Check out what he had to say about his undergraduate experience: 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? Stephen: The University of Kansas (KU) is in the center of Lawrence, a town of about 100,000 people. The campus is ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?
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. A business school’s overall reputation is the sum of the perceptions that students, alumni, employers and the media have of it. A program may look brilliant on paper and all the right employers may be recruiting from it, but to decide if it's truly the right fit for you, you need to do some digging. MBA fairs and school websites only go so far; the best way to discover w ... Read More About Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools