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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

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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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Medical School Admissions 101: How Important is GPA?

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What Kind of Grades it Really Takes to Get Into Medical School

Similar to the college application process, grades are one of the most important factors in admissions decisions for medical school. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges rates GPA as one of the most important academic metrics according to a survey of admissions officers.

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Class of 2023 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

Here’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions

Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2023 in order to notify students of their decisions by the end of March.

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5 Questions for Current College Students to Ask Before Declaring a Major

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

Ask the Right Questions to Choose a Major That Connects to Your Goals

Selecting a college to enroll in is one of the most important decisions students have to make, but it’s not the only major academic choice most will face. Choosing a major is an important milestone, and it's not uncommon for some students to enter college as "undecided" majors. Although policies vary by institution, most students will need to declare a major by sophomore year if they haven't already.

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MCAT Prep: 4 Questions to Ask About Your MCAT Score

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 03:09 PM

Important Testing FYIs for Students Preparing for the MCAT Exam

For students considering a career in medicine, the MCAT is already on their radar. The exam has a reputation for being particularly grueling and most students spend months, if not years, studying for it. In addition to knowing the material inside and out, students need to become familiar with the test itself in order to accurately interpret their scores.

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Get Involved: 6 Tips for Choosing Meaningful Community Service Activities

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

Choose Volunteer Opportunities That Are Meaningful to You

Not only does community service provide you with the opportunity to give back, it may boost your admissions odds. According to a 2018 study by IESD for x2VOL, 58% of admissions officers agree that community service has a positive impact on a prospective student’s application.

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5 Tips to Help Students Stick to Their College Prep Resolutions

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Plan Ahead to Reach Your Goals in 2019

Whether it is squeezing in more physical activity or implementing better study habits, setting goals for the New Year is a common practice. Unfortunately, straying from these resolutions is almost as prevalent—according to US News and World Report, 80% of goal setters drop their resolution by the second week of February. So how can high school students stick to their college prep resolutions in 2019?

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a College Major

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Explore Your Interests to Identify Your College Course of Study

When it comes to the college admissions process, the first question students are often asked is “what do you plan to study?” Choosing best-fit schools to apply to is stressful enough without factoring in that students also have to make hard decisions about what they want to major in while still in high school.

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