VARSITY ADMISSIONS AN EDUCATION BLOG

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Liz Perelstein is the Chair and Founder of School Choice International, a leading school placement consulting organization. Prior to starting School Choice International, Liz worked in all levels of education as a teacher, educational administrator, and more. She holds two Master’s degrees from The University of Chicago, one in Educational Administration and one in Public Policy, and is a well-known entrepreneur who frequently speaks on topics related to several areas of education. Along with her team of experts at School Choice Inte ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. Well, I want to start by making it clear that not all acceptance letters from colleges come in large manila envelopes, so you shouldn’t be grief-stricken at the sight of what appears to be the dreaded denial letter. In fact, many colleges send a single acceptance letter followed by a larger envelope detailing next steps and early aid offers. And in some cases, the process may be completely elect ... Read More About How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nikhita is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, and more. She is a senior at University of California, Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences. 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? Nikhita: UC Irvine is set in the middle of a very suburban town, but the university is very different from the city itself. My experiences of growing up in ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Lynn is a Tucson tutor specializing in Calculus, Statistics, Spanish, and much more. She is a 2012 graduate of The University of Arizona with Bachelor’s degrees in both Mathematics and Economics. 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?  Lynn: The campus is fairly large, but with a bike, you can get from one side to the other in 10-15 minutes. Tucson ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Arizona

A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

A Day in the Life at Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sandy is a New York City tutor who specializes in Arithmetic, SAT prep, Writing, and much more. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Check out her review of 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? Sandy: Georgetown University is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is an urban environment. The campus was ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Georgetown University