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Holiday Season Slump: 4 Tips for Finishing Out the Semester Strong

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Winter Break is Around the Corner But Don't Check Out Just Yet!

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Class of 2023 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2023

The first members of the college class of 2023 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2023. More decisions will be released this month and into January, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

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Med School Admissions 101: Guide to the AMCAS Application

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Now's The Time to Consider Your Medical School Application Strategy

If you’re considering applying to medical school, it’s likely that you’ll be using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to apply to your best-fit medical school programs. Before you start formulating your medical school application strategy, however, it’s important to understand what to expect.

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Early Application Outcomes: How to Deal

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Here's What to Do if You're Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred

Many colleges are announcing early admissions decisions this week and applicants need to prepare for a variety outcomes including acceptance, rejection, or a deferral.

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6 College-Curated Books for Winter Break Outside Reading

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 05, 2018 @ 10:05 AM

Add These Suggestions to Your Outside Reading List

Winter break is approaching, and instead of spending the entire break binge watching your favorite shows, consider stepping away from the screen for a bit and picking up a few books. Not only will winter break outside reading help you stay sharp during your vacation, it can also help prepare you for college coursework, which is often literature-heavy.

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How Important Are College Visits?

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 04:44 PM

College Visits Are a Critical Piece of the College Admissions Puzzle

Most high school students are aware that the college admissions process is multi-faceted and can be very time-consuming. With the demands of building a college list, preparing for standardized tests, writing application essays and more, it can often feel like “fun” things like college visits shouldn’t be prioritized. However, not all applicants understand the unique and important role campus visits play in the college admissions process.

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4 Tips for Writing Thanksgiving Thank You Notes to Teachers and Counselors

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Take Some Time to Say “Thank You” to Those Who Are Helping You Through the College Application Process

For many students, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up on sleep, visit extended family, and enjoy an all-you-can eat feast. However, high school seniors should add one more item to their holiday agenda: crafting thank you notes for the teachers and counselors who have penned their letters of recommendation.

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How to Talk About Applying to College This Thanksgiving

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The College Admissions Process Can be a Sensitive Subject Over the Holidays – Here’s How to Approach It

The holidays can bring together friends and family members that may not be able to see each other frequently, and that can result in a lot of catching up over dinner conversation – especially when a student is applying to college. It’s not unusual for family members to default to the college conversation as soon as they see a high school senior, but sometimes this can unintentionally lead to additional stress or students just having the same discussion over and over again. Here’s how parents, students, and family members can approach the college conversation this Thanksgiving.

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7 Cool College Courses

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here are Some of the Most Fun, Unusual, and Quirky College Courses

College course options aren't just limited to statistics and Biology 101! In addition to one-of-a-kind traditions and unique spooky stories, many universities have an array of specialized course offerings that are tailored to student’s interests, current events, and trends.

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Why Extracurricular Activities Should Be a Priority

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Activities Can Help Students Discover Their Interests and Stand Out When Applying to College

If you think grades and standardized test scores are the only factors that matter to college admissions officers, it is time to think again. While these types of quantitative measures are certainly important, there are a variety of other components that will carry considerable weight on your college applications, including how you spend your time on the weekends and after school.

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