A Day in the Life at DePaul University

A Day in the Life at DePaul University

Joseph is a current senior at DePaul University. He is majoring in computer software engineering, and specializes in C++ tutoring, study skills tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at DePaul University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Joseph: DePaul has two campuses for students to take advantage of. The campus in downtown Chicago is only a 15-minute train ride from the more suburban campus located in Lincoln Park. Both are great campuses where students attend classes. How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants? Joseph: The professors are ve ... Read More About A Day in the Life at DePaul University

What is a College Shortlist?

What is a College Shortlist?

As you embark on the college application process, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of application requirements and the sheer volume of colleges you could apply to. A college shortlist is a list of approximately six to 10 colleges that will help you target your search and streamline the application process. Creating a college shortlist helps you organize your list of potential schools, encourages you to narrow down your choices, and prompts you to identify schools to further communicate with. Eager to find ways to focus your college search? Keep reading to learn more about college shortlists. A college shortlist can aid ... Read More About What is a College Shortlist?

Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

In this series, the Varsity Tutors Blog showcases unique study abroad programs that offer college students a world of educational possibilities. Have you participated in an unusual study abroad program? Let us know at blog@varsitytutors.com. When it comes to college life, the first things that come to mind for many students include attending homecoming games, taking exciting classes, and making new friends. In addition, study abroad programs are increasingly becoming a mainstream part of the college experience. Some benefits of studying abroad include learning about different cultures and languages and making new friends from different backgr ... Read More About Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

Erika is a current sophomore at Queens College, City University of New York. She is majoring in elementary education, and specializes in Spanish tutoring, test prep tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Queens College, City University of New York: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Erika: Queens College has a great city vibe. It’s a spacious campus with many opportunities for students. Most students commute to campus, so that’s generally the main transportation option for students. How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants? Erika:&nb ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

From taking the ACT or SAT, to applying for financial aid, there’s a lot to do during your third year of high school. Junior year often involves more college prep tasks than any other year. Putting in a little extra effort to keep yourself organized can go a long way in helping you stay on top of all your tasks during this stressful time. There are many things juniors can do to tackle college admissions, such as narrowing down college choices, researching how to earn college credit in advance, and seeking letters of recommendation.    Hoping to stay on top of all the college admissions tasks coming your way this semester? Belo ... Read More About Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester