Articles tagged with College Essays

Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Neil Kamdar is a co-founder of K2 Educational Consulting, a college admissions consultancy founded in 2008. He obtained his undergraduate degree in business from New York University and went on to complete his Master’s in Business Administration at Yale University. K2 Educational Consulting 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? Neil: Ideally, a student should understand what coll ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Neil Kamdar

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

Composing essays involves a great deal of time and effort, and once most writers have completed a rough draft, editing it is the very last task they wish to face. If you finish a paper and feel this way, do not worry. This is natural.  After you have finished a rough draft, the first thing you should do is leave it. Engage in a different activity. Watch a film. Take a swim. Allow yourself time – at least 24 hours of it. Distancing yourself from your essay will result in a freshly constructive perspective toward it. When you finally do return to your paper, you will be akin to a detached outsider reviewing it, and (hopefully!) you w ... Read More About 3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Evelyn Alexander provides college admissions counseling services to a number of students and their families through Magellan College Counseling. She is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University where she also served as a volunteer admissions recruiter for 15 years. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Evelyn: College applications are generally available the summer before the student’s senior year. The Common Application, for example, should open in August for the Class of 201 ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Evelyn Alexander

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Amy Jasper helps students navigate the college admissions process through her admissions consulting service, My College Fit. She has worked in undergraduate admissions at a number of institutions including Duke University and the College of William & Mary.  VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application?  Amy: The Common Application and individual colleges do not release their updated applications until the summer before senior year. I encourage students to get the general in ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Tira Harpaz is the Founder of CollegeBound Advice, an admissions consulting firm that aids many students in the college admissions process. She is a graduate of Princeton University where she also served as an alumni interviewer. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Tira: Most students will not look at an actual college application until late August/early September of their senior year of high school. However, students can and should be thinking about parts of their applica ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Tira Harpaz