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College Search Mobile Apps

College Search Apps

Colleges and Guides Create Their Own Apps to Help Students Decide Where to Apply

Everything seems to become easier once it’s transformed into an app. Smartphone users have benefited from the pocket-friendly app trend for years now, and given the complexity of the college admissions process, it’s no wonder that colleges and popular college guides are developing mobile apps aimed at informing prospective students.

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 14-18

College Admissions News

Appeals Court Says University of Texas Can Use Affirmative Action in Admissions, Best Universities in the World Rankings Released  

This week, a decision was made in a landmark college admissions case, college rankings were released, and more colleges announced essay prompts for 2014-15 applications.  

What to Expect Your First Year Living in a College Dorm

First Year Dorm Living

Dorm Living Can Be Challenging for College Freshmen, Here's What to Expect and How to Handle On-Campus Living

Everyone has the expectation that going to college freshman year will be fun times in a comfortable room, where your best friend is your roommate, and everyone on your floor will be the greatest people you’ve ever met, right? At least, that’s how the movies tell us it will be.

2014-15 College Application Essay Prompts

2014 15 College Essay Prompts

Essays Students Can Get Started on Before Aug. 1 Open of Common Application  

As the summer begins to wind down, and the college application season starts up, many colleges and universities across the US have released their essay prompts for the 2014-15 application season, allowing students the opportunity to get a head start.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, June 30 - July 11

Education News

How to Get Into Harvard, More Colleges Going “Test-Optional”  

The second week of July is coming to a close, and while everyone enjoyed a short week last week for the US holiday, it’s time for rising high school seniors to get serious about the college admissions process.  

Insight Overseas: The College Admissions Process Outside the US

International College Admissions

International Admissions Places More Empahsis on Career Path and Test Scores

Most high school students, both US and international, would agree that US colleges and universities are great models of higher education. US students are familiar with the SAT, ACT, and the Common Application, so it’s very tempting to simply examine college admissions through an American lens. However, doing so would be a disservice to the unique and complex college admissions processes of countries outside of the United States.

Tips to Help Students Get Started on College Essays this Summer

Summer Essay Writing

That Hardest Part is Taking that First Step! Here's How to Get Motivated

It’s summertime, so getting ahead on college application essays might sound like a bit of a drag. In between summer activities and spending time with friends and family, though, it’s important to get some academic work done, too.

July College Planning Checklist

July College Planning Checklist

One Month Away From Common App Madness, Students Should Get Head Start Now  

Summer is flying by! It’s already July, and rising seniors are only a month away from college application madness.

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, June 23-27

College Admissions News

Report Finds College Degrees are More Important Than Ever, Time to Fight the Summer Slump

It’s almost July! While the upcoming school year is probably the last thing on students’ and parents’ minds, it’s still important to stay up-to-date on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Especially for rising seniors, the summer is a great time of year to catch up on current events, outside reading, and get a head start on those college apps!  

10 Apps to Keep Students Learning this Summer

Summer Education Apps

Fight Learning Loss This Summer With Fun, Educational Apps

The “summer slump” is real, and as IvyWise Founder and CEO Dr. Katherine Cohen highlighted on the TODAY Show this morning, students can lose up to two months of math and reading achievement during summer break.

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