Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accordingly. The following five suggestions are examples of questions that could both make a good impression on the interviewer and aid you in learning more about the school.   1. What should I know about this college that I cannot learn elsewhere? It is best to avoid asking questions that can be easily answered with some quick online research. Don’t waste your time asking questions like, “What is the most common major here?” ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

How to Choose a Creative College

How to Choose a Creative College

The following piece was written by Elaina Loveland. Elaina is an admissions consultant for students pursuing creative degrees. She has two published books – Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers, and Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers. If you want to major in the arts and earn a degree in Art, Drama, Dance, Music, or Creative Writing, it might take some research to find the right program for you. Unlike degrees that are offered at nearly every college and university (think History or Biology), creative programs often vary greatly by ins ... Read More About How to Choose a Creative College

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ivorie graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Algebra, ISEE prep, Grammar & Mechanics, and more. See what she had to say about her 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? Ivorie: Everyone refers to Baylor as the “Baylor Bubble.” It seems like a completely different city from Waco. That bei ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alissa is a Denver tutor specializing in several subjects including SAT/ACT prep, GRE prep, Grammar & Mechanics, and more. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. See what she had to say about her 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? Alissa: Pepperdine is the epitome of beauty. The campus sits right on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

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. Why do law school admissions committees want to know what you do in your free time? Aren’t impressive test scores and a straight-A (well, maybe not straight-A) transcript enough to show that you’re top law school material? Here’s why law schools care about what you do when you’re not at work or at school: 1. What you do with your spare time says a lot about who you are. Grades and test scores will easily help the adcom measure you up against other a ... Read More About 3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application