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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!  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 28 - Aug. 1

College Admissions News

Common Application Opens for 2014-15 College Application Season, Temple Goes Test-Optional  

As August begins, so does the official start of the college application season! As rising high school seniors and their families embark on this exciting (and sometimes stressful) journey, it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. So we’ve made it simple by rounding up the top admissions and higher education news so you don’t have to.  

College Freshmen: What to Do Your First Few Days On Campus

College Freshmen Tips

Get to Know Your Roommate, RA, and the Campus When Your Arrive at College

Heading to college for the first time can be a little overwhelming. There are so many things to do, events to go to, and people to meet. Take your time and enjoy every second, but make sure you take care of everything you need to do while you’re enjoying everything you want to do!

Best Online and On-Campus Resources for College Students

College Transition Resources

Make a Smooth College Transition By Taking Advantage of Great Resources Both On and Off Campus

Everyone knows that college is a change, and many students are unaware of how big of a transition it will be into college life. You don’t know what issues you will run into, and you might not know how to handle them. Don’t fret; you’re not the first to go off to college and there are plenty of resources out there to help students adjust to college living.

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 21-25

College Admissions News

Bryn Mawr Goes Test-Optional, University of Virginia Offers Game of Thrones Course  

As July comes to a close, expect warmer weather, busier days, and a high volume of college admissions news. We’re only one week away from the release of the Common Application, and the start of August – an exciting month that signals the end of summer relaxation and the start of the back-to-school season.

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