How Important is GRE Prep?

How Important is GRE Prep?

For graduate school applicants, the GRE looms as large as the SAT does for high school students, but each institution (and grad school program) has its own criteria for comparing results. Some institutions look for an overall good score while others put more weight on one specific section of the exam. Some programs will accept just about any GRE score; other programs do not require the test at all (though those programs are in the minority). With such a wide range of GRE requirements out there, just how important is GRE prep? GRE prep, and the great score it can help achieve, is very important to the chances of gaining acceptance to the ... Read More About How Important is GRE Prep?

A Day in the Life at Harvard University

A Day in the Life at Harvard University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nat is a 2011 graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. He is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT prep, GRE prep, French, and more. 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? Nat: The campus is in the heart of downtown Cambridge, and comes with all the perks and risks that that implies. All of the Boston metropolitan area is easi ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Harvard University

How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

Given the amount of material the test covers, preparing for the MCAT can definitely seem overwhelming. There is no doubt that you will have to spend many hours preparing, but those hours aren’t maximally beneficial unless you manage your time appropriately. Below are four ways to ensure you get the most out of your MCAT preparation time. 1. Create an individualized study schedule Before you begin reviewing, take some time to create a study schedule specifically tailored to you. Be honest with yourself when making this schedule, and keep it realistic (i.e. if you feel like you don’t get any productive studying done after eight hou ... Read More About How to Manage Your Time During MCAT Prep

Should I Go To Syracuse University?

Should I Go To Syracuse University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Megan is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in many subjects such as AP English, Essay Editing, and all levels of Spanish. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish. See what she had to say about 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? Megan: Syracuse University is fairly urban. Upon first glance, it appears as though the ... Read More About Should I Go To Syracuse University?

The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions

The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions

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. Should you apply Round 3 or wait to apply (or reapply) next year? As is usually the case in MBA admissions, it depends. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of applying to business school Round 3.   Pros of Applying R3 1. It’s your last shot at the class of 2015 If you have a class-of-2015-or-bust attitude, then R3 offers you a shot at getting in under the wire. While your chances of acceptance at most highly competitive programs do decrease as the rounds ... Read More About The Pros & Cons of Applying Round 3 MBA Admissions