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Taking the August SAT? Here’s How to Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Test Prep Tips and Resources For Students Planning to Take the SAT in August

The registration deadline for the August SAT is fast approaching (July 28 and August 8 with late fee), so if you plan on taking the exam later this summer it’s time to get serious about your test prep. There are a number of resources that you can utilize this summer in order to prepare for the August SAT.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT English Section

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the ACT English Section

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Are you preparing for the ACT this summer? Understanding the exam’s content, format, and strategies to maximize your performance on test day is important in order to make the most of your test prep and, in the end, reach your goal score.

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2017-18 Common Application Supplements and Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 03:43 PM

Many Colleges Have Already Announced Their 2017-18 College Application Essay Prompts

The summer is a great time for college-bound seniors to begin working on their college application essays, as many colleges and universities have already released their essay prompts for the 2017-18 college application season.

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Are You Having a Productive Summer Break?

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

College Bound Students Can Use The Summer To Explore Interests and Catch Up On College Apps

We can’t stress enough the importance of a productive summer break when preparing to apply to college. While students can use the summer break to relax and recharge, they should also use some of that downtime to explore their interests, catch up on test prep and outside reading, and more.

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8 Summer Reading Suggestions for High School Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Use The 4th of July Holiday Break To Catch Up On Outside Reading

For students preparing for the college admissions process, the 4th of July holiday is a great time to relax, recharge, and catch up on some light outside reading.

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IvyWise Class of 2017: Where Are They Going?

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

Here’s Where IvyWise Students Will Be Attending College This Fall

It was a great admissions season for the IvyWise class of 2017, with 91% of our students gaining admission to one or more of their top choice colleges. IvyWise students received over 400 acceptances to over 140 different colleges, but where are they enrolling?

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Class of 2022: Have You Started On Your College Applications and Essays?

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Students Can Get a Head Start On College Applications and Essays This Summer

The school year may be coming to a close, but the college admissions process is just starting for rising high school seniors (aka the college class of 2022). In addition to preparing for standardized testing and finalizing college lists, rising seniors also have the opportunity to get a head start on their college application essays during the summer break.

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Resources for Rising College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:29 AM

Here Are Some Resources to Help You Prepare For Your Freshman Year of College This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and while rising high school seniors are turning their focus toward the college application process, those who have already graduated are preparing for their first year in college. There’s a lot that rising college freshmen can do this summer to prepare for their first year on campus.

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Yes, Your Social Media Matters When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

Even After You’re Admitted Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Admission Decisions

This spring, at least 10 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 had their offers of admission rescinded after the university was alerted to a private group message in which some incoming freshmen were posting offensive memes. This is a good opportunity to remind college bound students of the effect social media can have on the college admissions process before – and after – applying.

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IvyWise Pro Bono Student Feature: Andrea

By IvyWise on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

IvyWise Pro Bono Student Andrea Shares Her Experience, Motivation, and Advice

The admissions season has come to a close for the college class of 2021, and now the focus has shifted toward the class of 2022. While the admissions process is full of stats like admission rates, yield, SAT and ACT scores, and more, it’s important to remember what really matters when applying to college: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with a number of amazing students, and we’d like to take the time to feature some of them.

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