What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

The SAT, a standardized test commonly used as a measure for college admissions, has undergone many changes since its inception in 1926. Its most recent update has been its transformation to the SAT Suite of Assessments, which includes four tests that span middle and high school. Regardless of your grade level, and if you’ve already taken an older version of the exam, here’s what you need to know about the updated SAT Suite of Assessments: New tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments In addition to the already established SAT and PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), the Suite now includes the P ... Read More About What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Trish received her bachelor’s degree in English from Centre College and is pursuing her master’s degree in English at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is currently a tutor in Denver specializing in graduate test prep, English, Spanish, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Centre College: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Trish: Centre College lies in the middle of a small, fairly quiet town. I always felt very safe both on campus and in tow ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Centre College?

What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Steven received his bachelor’s degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and his master’s degree in Management from New York University. He is currently a tutor in New York City specializing in AP Studio Art, English, and math, among other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Pratt Institute: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Steven: I had the luxury of attending undergrad in Brooklyn at Pratt Institute and my post-grad in Manhattan at New York University ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Pratt Institute?

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

While many students fear that their high school and even college education may fail to get them a job upon graduation, those with a background in computer science seldom have reason to worry. The tech industry continues to grow and change, and there’s no signs of stopping. It should come as no surprise, then, that schools will begin offering an AP Computer Science Principles course in the fall of 2016. The course, which will emphasize creative ways to solve problems in the larger world, is meant to prepare students for both college and employment situations. Rightfully so – skills in computer science are required or are strongly b ... Read More About An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Joan DeSalvatore is the founder of college admissions consultancy College-Bound Advising Today. Joan previously served 17 years as an Assistant Dean at Columbia University and five years as the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. As an insider and a parent of three recent college graduates, Joan has unique awareness and understanding about the college application process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College and ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore