4 Things to Know About the Common App

4 Things to Know About the Common App

The Common App is an extremely convenient way to apply to multiple colleges without having to re-enter the same info multiple times through different portals. Hundreds of American universities require prospective students to submit an application through the Common App website, or at least have it available as an option. Before you eagerly get started, however, keep in mind these four important things to know about the Common App: 1. You may be eligible for a fee waiver Aspiring college students should know that the Common App website itself is free to use; what students end up paying is the application fee(s) for the individual college(s) ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About the Common App

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

A Day in the Life at University of Washington

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie is a Seattle tutor and graduate of University of Washington where she earned her bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in teaching. Stephanie currently specializes in English tutoring, writing tutoring, history tutoring, and a number of other subjects. See what she had to say about her time at University of Washington: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Stephanie: The campus setting at the University of Washington is quite large, so much so that the university district had ... Read More About A Day in the Life at University of Washington

Top 5 College Study Tips

Top 5 College Study Tips

Carving out study time in college can be tricky because there are often more distractions than in high school. There are always people around, events to attend, social activities to partake in—in addition to a schedule with more freedom to control. Build upon some of the study methods you used in high school to implement these top college study tips: 1. Make a study plan As soon as it makes sense to you—a week out, a month out, etc.—make a study schedule for yourself for the days leading up to a test. This can be extremely helpful in spacing out your studying so you won’t have to cram the day before and pull an all-n ... Read More About Top 5 College Study Tips

STEM Resources for Students

STEM Resources for Students

So you’re taking a class in one of the four STEM—science, technology, engineering, or math—fields, or maybe a combination of a few. There’s no denying these can be some of the most challenging academic disciplines you’ll encounter during your college career. Yet, that’s no reason to shy away from STEM. In fact, many students enjoy these fields so much that they choose to major in them, perhaps hoping for a career in engineering or to advance on to medical school. The key to doing well in any STEM class is being aware of the resources available to you so you can succeed. There are many places you can turn i ... Read More About STEM Resources for Students

A Day in the Life at Baylor University

A Day in the Life at Baylor University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cheyenne is a senior pre-med student at Baylor University. She currently tutors in Austin, Texas, specializing in science tutoring, SAT Math tutoring, and a number of other subjects. See what she had to share about her experience at Baylor University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Cheyenne: Campus setting here at Baylor University is very simple. The campus is around 1,000 acres in size, and getting around to classes has been very easy for me. I used a bike for the first couple of years, but now ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Baylor University