When Should You Retake a College Course?

When Should You Retake a College Course?

Now that grades are posted for the spring semester, some students may have discovered that they didn’t do quite as well in a class as they expected to when they registered. Maybe you realized several weeks into the course that the material wasn’t clear, or maybe you were doing fine, but you didn’t perform well on the final. Whatever the reason for your subpar grade, you may now be thinking about retaking the class next semester. Consider these questions to help you determine when you should retake a college course: Will your school factor a second grade into your GPA? Colleges have different policies regarding students who ... Read More About When Should You Retake a College Course?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English from University of Colorado Boulder. He is currently a tutor in Denver specializing in Creative Writing, Essay Editing, Physics, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at University of Colorado Boulder: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Eric: Boulder is somewhat college-centric, and most of th ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Colorado Boulder?

University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Olga is a Miami tutor and 1997 graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and tutors several subjects, including Essay Editing, Reading, and Writing. Check out what Olga had to say about her time at University of California, Santa Barbara: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Olga: The University of California, Santa Barbara campus is n ... Read More About University of California, Santa Barbara: A Student Interview

5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

It is nearly time for you to move into your dorm for your freshman year of college, and like many new students, you may be wondering what to bring with you. You will most likely have less personal space in your new room than you do at home, so it’s important to pack with care, and to leave unnecessary items behind. If you are trying to determine what to pack for college, check out the list of essential items below: 1. Seasonal wardrobe One of the most important things to pack for move-in day is your attire. If you’re beginning in the fall semester, chances are that you may not need that middle-of-the-summer bathing suit. Pack clo ... Read More About 5 Things to Pack for Move-In Day

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

Social media is a fantastic way to stay current on educational news and trends. Twitter in particular is a great social media tool, as it allows you to consolidate all of your news updates into one place. Here are 10 Twitter accounts every parent should follow to stay informed about his or her child’s education. 1. The College Board - @CollegeBoard The College Board posts information related to student success, college selection, and the transition from high school to college. This is a great Twitter account for your high school junior or senior to follow, as well. 2. The SAT Program - @OfficialSAT This official SAT Twitter page will ... Read More About 10 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow

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