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How to Make the Most of an After School Job

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

After School Jobs Can Help Students Expand Their Horizons and Build Their Skill Set

Whether it’s bussing tables at a local restaurant or babysitting your neighbor’s kids, after school jobs are an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-life experience while getting a head start on savings.

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6 Healthy Ways to Unwind While Waiting For Admissions Decisions

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Stay Calm While Waiting for Application Results with These Tips

Many college-bound students who applied in the regular round are holding their breath for their admissions decisions from their list of best-fit schools. After months of test preparation, studying, essay writing, and visiting schools, sometimes waiting for the results of this hard work can feel like the most difficult part of the entire process.

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Set Yourself Up for Success: What to Do The Morning of the SAT and ACT

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

These Morning Tips Will Help You Feel Confident on Test Day

No matter how much test preparation and studying you have done, it’s normal to feel a little nervous on the morning of an important exam like the SAT or ACT. While a full-proof morning routine might not eliminate this anxiety, it will certainly help boost your confidence on test day.

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How to Apply for Summer Internships

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Find an Internship That Aligns With Your Interests and Goals

Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, enhance their skill set, and fight off summer brain drain. Unfortunately, finding a best-fit internship opportunity that aligns with your needs and goals can be challenging. 

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5 Tips for Keeping Senioritis At Bay

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Finish High School on a High Note By Avoiding Second Semester Slumps

After months of test preparation, studying, essay writing, and college tours, it’s understandable that many high school seniors are tempted to slack after applications are in. While carving out time to relax and unwind is important, seniors who take it too far and let their grades drop can face serious consequences, including the possibility of having their college acceptances rescinded.

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4 Easy to Overlook Tips for the ACT and SAT

By IvyWise on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

An Expert Tutor Breaks Down 4 ACT and SAT Tips That Many Students Overlook

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

The college prep process can often be complicated, and the complexities of this journey can make it easy to overlook a few key tips that have a great record of helping students raise their ACT and SAT scores and pave the way toward long-term success.

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Help Your Scholarship Application Stand Out with These 5 Tips

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Write a One-of-a-Kind Scholarship Essay with These Pointers

Scholarships can be a great way to cut college costs while also adding to a student’s resume. There are thousands of scholarship options out there, but nearly all of them require some sort of written statement or essay.

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SAT Subject Test FAQs

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About SAT Subject Tests

The spring semester is a big testing time for college-bound high school students, with many opting to take SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT.

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College-Bound High School Students Need to Be More Chill

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Photo credit: Be More Chill Instagram

Teen Hit Musical Be More Chill Offers Some Great Lessons for High School Students – Especially Those Applying to College

What do the college admissions process and a teen musical have in common? They want high students to Be More Chill! The popular musical hit Broadway this February, and we caught up with Katlyn Carlson, one of the show’s stars and a friend of Dr. Kat and IvyWise, to talk about the show and its themes that can resonate with college-bound high school students.

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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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