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Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Bari Norman earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College and her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Expert Admissions, as well as a former admissions officer at Barnard College and Columbia University. At Expert Admissions, Dr. Norman assists students with all aspects of the college search, preparation, and application processes, and has been featured in Good Morning America, The Today Show, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.   VT: How far ahead of time shou ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Hanna Stotland is an educational and career consultant with a unique understanding of the admissions system – she was accepted to Harvard College with a G.E.D. Hanna worked full-time for two years before she returned to school and enrolled at Bryn Mawr College. She transferred to Harvard College and later attended Harvard Law School. In 2008, she left the legal field to make her consulting business her full-time focus. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Hanna: You don't ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Hanna Stotland

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Bev Taylor is the president and founder of The Ivy Coach. Before starting The Ivy Coach, she served as a high school college counselor in Long Island, New York. She has also presented seminars to admissions officers and guidance counselors. The Ivy Coach provides guidance from Ivy League-educated consultants for each step of the admissions process. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Bev: A student should begin – and finish – working on their actual applications (an ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bev Taylor

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jason Lum is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his Master of Public Policy at Harvard University and his Juris Doctor at University of California, Berkeley. Jason previously served as an application reviewer in the Harvard University Admissions Office. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Jason: Ideally, students will begin working on their college appl ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

A common assignment that confounds many college students is the well-known and often dreaded research paper. Your professor asks that you use a variety of scholarly sources, but what exactly does that entail? And how can you find these sources? The following research strategies will help you ace your college research paper quickly and easily.  Pick the right topic College research papers usually require that students select a topic of their choice. Compile a list of a few topics that appeal to you. Do some preliminary research using Internet search engines to ensure that there is sufficient information on the topics you have brainstorme ... Read More About How to Ace Your College Research Paper