A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

As you start applying to colleges, there are a number of materials you will need to present, one of which is your academic transcript. You open your transcript…only to be met with confusion. Deciphering your academic transcript can be confusing, but once you understand what each component means, your academic transcript can be quite a powerful tool for self-reflection! Format An academic transcript is typically divided into semesters. Identifying information for you and your school is generally located at the top of the transcript, with the terms you have completed—including courses, grades, and credits—beneath. ... Read More About A Breakdown of Your Academic Transcript

My Experience at Stanford University

My Experience at Stanford University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a San Francisco tutor specializing in Algebra, ACT prep, Writing, and many other subjects. He graduated from Stanford University in 2013 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science & Engineering. See what he had to say about his time at Stanford 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? Michael: The Stanford University campus is incredibly beautiful, from the tree-lined ... Read More About My Experience at Stanford University

A Day in the Life at Pomona College

A Day in the Life at Pomona College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Krista is currently a sophomore at Pomona College. She tutors students in Algebra, Geometry, Essay Editing, and much more. Check out her review of Pomona College: 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? Krista: Pomona College is located in Claremont, California in Los Angeles County. The town of Claremont is a very safe environment—it is a quiet suburb in the foothills of the San Bernardino Valley. Although t ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Pomona College

Benefits of Overnight College Visits

Benefits of Overnight College Visits

Students, and sometimes parents, often choose to tour campuses—but these tours are often just for the duration of the morning or afternoon. If you are wondering why a student might wish to choose to participate in overnight college visits, or whether to partake in one yourself, consider the following benefits: A comprehensive view A wonderful aspect of staying at a college overnight is that you can gain a better idea of the way in which campus life operates. Staying at a school overnight can reveal the true culture of a college or a university. You might learn that there are a plethora of social activities that interest you (volunteer ... Read More About Benefits of Overnight College Visits

A Day in the Life at Duke University

A Day in the Life at Duke University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anna is an Atlanta tutor specializing in GRE prep, AP English, Essay Editing, and several other subjects. She graduated from Duke University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Cultural Theory. See what she had to say about her experience at Duke 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? Anna: Duke University is divided into three sections: East Campus, West Campus, and Central Campus ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Duke University

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