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Test Prep On-the-Go: How to Enjoy the Summer While Prepping For the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Stay On Track With Your Test Prep While Enjoying Your Time Off

School’s out and summer is in! Now that you’re done with another school year, you have time for all the things you weren’t able to enjoy during the school year – whether that’s travel, research endeavors, or summer programs. You likely also have some extra time to dedicate to your test prep. By continuing your test prep into the summer you’ll be able to build up your foundational skills so that come the fall, once you’re juggling all of your obligations, you won’t have to worry about starting your SAT or ACT test prep from the ground up.

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What Is Test-Optional Admissions?

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 01:08 PM

Here's What Test-Optional Means For College-Bound Students

Last week, the University of Chicago announced that it will no longer require SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants from the US. UChicago is one the of the first major research universities to announce a test-optional policy, but test-optional and test-flexible admissions have been around for a long time. What exactly does it mean and how does it affect applicants?

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ACT Changes for International Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 01:48 PM

Here's What International Students Taking the ACT Can Expect in 2018

The ACT is shaking things up this year for international test-takers. Starting in September 2018, the ACT is transitioning to computer-based testing for all international students, meaning students will need to take their entire examination on the computer (unless the student has approved accommodations that approve them for paper testing).

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How to Stand Out at Your First Internship

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:07 PM

Be Proactive to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship Experience

Internships are valuable experiences that can give both high school and college students the opportunity to learn something new and stand out when applying to college or jobs in the future. There’s a lot that students can do to make the most of their internships and stand out this summer!

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What Students Need to Know About Superscoring

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Here Is The IvyWise Guide To Superscoring With Instructions On How To Send SAT And ACT Score Reports

A question we often receive is “what is superscoring?” College-bound students are often confused about what it means to superscore, which colleges do it, and how it impacts submitting their SAT or ACT scores. But we’re here to help! Here’s what students need to know about the logistics of superscoring and how it may improve your score profile when applying to college.

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Does Community Service Matter In The College Admissions Process?

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 02:41 PM

How Community Service Can Impact College Admission Chances

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that community service can be a tipping factor when making college admissions decisions. In fact, 53% of those surveyed said that community service can almost be a “tie-breaker” between applicants who are equally qualified. So how is community service viewed in the context of a student’s application, and what can students now to pursue meaningful community service opportunities?

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Class of 2022 Waitlist Statistics

By IvyWise on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 04:21 PM

2018 Is A Mixed Bag For Waitlisted Students

Getting waitlisted can be a confusing and stressful admissions outcome for college bound students, and with record-low admission rates and record-high applicant pools, many college waitlists are growing while the chances of admission off the waitlist are hard to predict.

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Your Guide to the July ACT: What Parents and Students Need to Know

By IvyWise on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

The New Summer Test Date Can Help Rising Seniors Finish Their Testing Before The School Year

Juniors: Still need to take the ACT but worried you’re running out of time? Fear not! You now have more chances than ever to wrap up your test prep before senior year, even with the school year coming to a close. This year will mark the first administration of the July ACT, which will be held on July 14.

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How to Make Your Test Prep More Engaging

By IvyWise on Thu, May 17, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Switch Up Your Study Routine So It Doesn't Get Boring

With summer break around the corner, many students might find it challenging to sit indoors and crack down on those end of year AP Exams, projects, and finals. Since it is important to stay engaged for the entire academic year, it’s important to think outside of the box and brainstorm ways to make your test prep and studying less of a chore and more of something to look forward to!

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How to Find College Acceptance Rates Online

By IvyWise on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Acceptance Rates Are An Important Metric For Students When Building A Balanced College List

Every year we hear about “record-low acceptance rates” for a number of already highly selective colleges and universities. With more students applying to more colleges, it’s no surprise that many schools across the US are seeing their admission rates drop, however, that’s not always the case for every institution. When building your balanced college list it’s important to understand how your profile stacks up against the most recently admitted class and the overall college acceptance rates for each school to which you plan to apply.

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