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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 25-29

College Admissions News

College Majors Least Likely to Yield Underemployed Grads, New York Times College Rankings News  

Everyone’s gearing up for the long weekend, but first we have some higher education news to bring to you! As the first month of the open college application season comes to a close, parents and students are in full college planning mode.  

2014-15 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

Quirky College Essay Prompts

These Unusual College Essay Prompts Require Applicants to Dig Deep and Get Creative  

It’s that time of year again! Essays, essays, and more essays! As the college Class of 2019 dives into their college applications, one admissions trend is holding true – college essay prompts are getting quirkier every year.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 18-22

College Admissions News

Record Number of Students Take the ACT, 10 Majors that Lead to Highest-Paying Jobs

September is right around the corner, and there are only 71 days until the Nov. 1 early application deadlines! Seniors should be hard at work on their college applications, and juniors need to start planning some college visits.

Best College Admissions Blogs

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Follow These Blogs to Get the Most Relevant College Admissions Info and Application Tips  

The Internet is a significant tool in the college search process. Students can learn about prospective colleges, what it takes to get in, what they need to do to apply, how to stand out in the application pool, and more. With so much information available with just the click of a button (or a simple Google search), it can sometimes be hard to sift through what’s valuable and what’s not.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 11-15

College Admissions News   Best Colleges for Food

Best Colleges for Food, How to Approach Unusual College Essay Prompts  

With the college admissions season in full-swing, it feels like there’s a new “best college” or “great colleges for XX” list every day. While it’s helpful to consider these things when researching best-fit colleges, it’s also important to stay up-to-date on other relevant admissions news and information.  

Tips for Parents During the College Admissions Process

College Application Tips for Parents

Parents: Be Supportive But Let Your Student Guide the Process

The college admissions process can be difficult both for the students and the parents. Sometimes, parents don’t know what their role should be in the process, and other times, parents get frustrated because their goals may not align with their student’s goals.  

College Packing List: Items You’ll Regret Forgetting

College Packing List

Pack These Dorm Essentials for Move-In Day 

There’s a lot to think about as students prepare for their first year of college, and one of the most difficult things to manage is what to bring! You may not know what you’ll need, and odds are, you will probably forget something.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 4-8

College Admissions News Aug. 8

2014-15 Common Application Overview, 2015 Princeton Review Rankings Revealed  

With the first full week of the college admissions season under our belt, students are beginning to settle into their college prep routine and prepare for the new semester.  

2014 College Counselor Bike Tour, Part I

College Counselor Bike Tour 2014

IvyWise Counselor Nat and Others Tour Colleges in Ohio – All On A Bike!

By Nat, IvyWise Master Admissions Counselor

August College Planning Checklist

August College Planning Checklist

It's Officially College Application Season! Here's What Students Need to Do to Prepare

August is the official kick-off of the college application season, with the Common App released Aug. 1. Here at IvyWise, are already working hard helping our students prepare for the admissions season!  

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