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Class of 2023 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2018-19 Application Season

The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

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4 Strategies for Dealing with College Roommate Conflicts

By IvyWise on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Communication is Key to Resolving Roommate Conflict

Much like adjusting to the academic and social changes that come with college, many first-year college students have to adapt to living in a shared dorm room space. It may sound simple, but there is a lot that goes into forming a strong relationship with a roommate and occasional disagreements are almost inevitable. Instead of letting a roommate conflict diminish your first-year experience, there are a variety of steps students can take to make the most of dorm living.

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from an IvyWise Student

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

IvyWise Pro Bono Student Eunice Gives Insight and Advice Into Her College Admissions Journey

Often the college prep advice that students can best relate to is that given by peers going through the same journey. So what insight do students currently navigating the college admissions landscape have for others? We caught up with IvyWise pro bono student Eunice to get her take on what students need to keep in mind when applying to college this fall, and some advice for students who may be just starting the college prep process!

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Fall Into Good Study Habits This Semester With These 10 Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 04:29 PM

These Study Habits Can Help Students Reach Their Academic Goals This Fall

Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the return of pumpkin spice everything may be some of students’ favorite fall things – but studying usually isn't one of them. The fall semester is in full swing and establishing a routine and good study habits should be paramount this semester as students work to prepare for the college admissions process. If you’re having trouble finding your groove this autumn, IvyWise can help!

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5 Admissions Pet Peeves Applicants Should Avoid

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Former Admissions Officers Reveal Common College Application Missteps

It’s important to stand out when applying to college, but all too often applicants can draw attention to themselves for the wrong reasons. Common application mistakes may not completely derail your chances of admission, but they can give admissions officers pause when making decisions.

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3 Common Sources of Stress in College—And How to Cope

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Stress in College Keep You From Having a Great First Year

For most students, the transition from high school to university life can be a significant adjustment and can come with stressors that they may not be used to coping with. College is often the first time students are living away from home and there are a host of responsibilities that come with living independently.

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Why Outside Reading is Important When Preparing for College

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:33 PM

Outside Reading Is a Critical College Prep Tool

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What to Leave Off Your College Application Activity List

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t “Resume Pad” In Order to Look More Appealing to Admissions Officers

Many college-bound students struggle with what or how much to put on their college application activity list. Often, many students will add a number of extra activities in order to make it look like they’ve done a lot more initiatives in high school, but this resume padding can actually hurt more than it helps. 

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Public Speaking Tips for High School and College Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Fear of Public Speaking Keep You From Your Favorite Activities

In some cases, it can be hard to avoid speaking in public. Whether you’re a high school student presenting at a science fair, or a college student taking a debate course to fulfill a credit requirement, chances are you’ll have to speak in public at some point. Speaking in front of others can be intimidating, but mastering this skill can go a long way toward helping you excel in high school and college.

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5 Questions to Help College Bound Students Discover Their True Passion

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

Colleges Want to See Students Actively Pursuing What Truly Interests Them – Not What They Think College Want to See

While grades and test scores are important college application elements that are considered in the admissions process, they are far from the only factors that influence college admissions decisions. In addition to academic excellence, universities are looking for students with demonstrated interests and passions – or specialists. College admissions offices want to admit students who will make an impact on campus by continuing to pursues those passions, but how can you know what truly interests you? 

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