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How to Stop a Second Semester Slump Before it Starts

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

End Your Year on a High Note with These Tips

After months of putting in hard work, many students have a tendency to go on auto pilot during the second semester – especially if it is their last semester of high school. While it may feel tempting to slack off, it’s important for every student to finish their academic year on a high note.

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4 Signs You Should Consider Transferring Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

If You're Experiencing These Thoughts, It May Be Time for a Change

Every student’s college admissions journey is unique and, for some, that may mean enrolling in more than one school before graduation day. According to Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of all college students transfer, so if you are considering other options for your higher education you’re not alone.

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Yes, College Admissions Officers Are Looking At Social Media

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

But That Shouldn’t Scare You If You’re Smart Online

The latest Kaplan survey of college admissions officers found that 36% of admissions officers have visited applicants' social media profiles to learn more about them – up from 25% last year. almost 70% of them think that looking at social media is “fair game” in the admissions process.

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Early Decision II 101: What Students Need to Know

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

What Applicants Should Keep in Mind About ED II

An increasing number of colleges are adding Early Decision II to their application options, often with a deadline in early- to mid-January.

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Colleges Still Accepting Applications After Jan. 1

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 02, 2020 @ 04:15 PM

A Number of Schools Are Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2024

Many application deadlines have already passed, but there are still hundreds of colleges and universities in the US accepting applications for the class of 2024.

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What are Your Goals for 2020?

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Our Suggestions for Academic Resolutions for 2020

With the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for 2020. Whether you’re prioritizing test preparation or hoping to boost your grades, every student can benefit from setting resolutions that relate to their academic journey.

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5 Last-Minute College App Tips

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Tips for Students Right Before College Applications are Due

Between family vacations and holiday festivities, it can be all too easy to put off college application work until the very last minute. While it’s always best to work consistently and strategically, even the most dedicated students find themselves working down to the wire from time to time.

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Outside Reading Tips for the Holidays

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Top Choices for Independent Reading Over the Holidays

While it may be tempting to go totally on auto-pilot during the holidays, students should stay focused and mentally engaged in order to streamline the transition back to school. Independent reading is a simple and fun way to stay academically sharp over the break and to work on expanding your literary horizons.

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College Prep Over the Holidays: How to De-stress but Stay on Track

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

How to Have Fun While Staying Focused

With the holiday break just days away, it’s all too easy for students to check out and go on vacation-mode. While there is nothing wrong with taking some time off to recharge, students who are preparing for the college admissions process need to stay mindful and motivated throughout the season.

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What Happens if You are Not Accepted Early Decision

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

How to Cope and What Happens Next

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal with rejection from time to time. It can initially feel devastating for students who do not gain admission to the university they applied to via Early Decision, but with time, it is possible to cope and make the best of it.

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