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US vs. UK College Costs

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

How Do College Costs Stack Up Across the Pond?

Cost a very important factor to consider for most students applying to college, especially for those interested in schools in both the US and the UK. In order to adequately budget for a college degree, applicants need to not only account for tuition costs, but also related expenses such as application fees, tuition, the cost of living in certain cities, and more. US colleges can be pricey, however, it’s not a guarantee that attending university in UK will be less expensive in the long run.

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Online College Admissions Resources for Seniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Applying to College This Fall? Check Out These Helpful Resources

The college admissions season is officially underway, and there’s a lot that high school seniors need to do between now and application deadlines on Jan. 1. The college application process can be confusing, but there are a number of online resources that can help students and parents navigate the process this fall.

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5 Essay Tips from Expert College Admissions Counselors

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

Here’s What to Remember When Writing Your College Application Essays This Fall

For many students back-to-school season is already here, and with the opening of the Common Application on Aug. 1, the pressure to start on college applications is already on. While it’s smart for students to get a head start on their college applications during the summer, it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what to write about in your essays – or how to write it.

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Back to School 101: Here's How to Save Money on Textbooks

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

First-Year College Students’ Guide to Buying Textbooks

 

Back-to-school season is upon us, and as students across the globe prepare for their first year in college, there are a lot of extra expenses to consider outside of tuition and room and board – most notably the cost of textbooks. For first-year students who have never bought their textbooks before, navigating this new experience can be tricky. However, there are ways to shop smart for your textbooks this fall.

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SAT vs. ACT: Which Exam Is “Better?”

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 01:36 PM

Many Families Believe Colleges Prefer One Exam Over Another

A common question that families consider when their college-bound students are preparing for the SAT or ACT is “which test is better?” Or “are the ACT and SAT considered equally in the application review process?” There’s been a long-held myth that one test is favored over the other, however, that’s simply not the case.

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What is the Common Application?

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

If You’re Applying to College Here’s What You Need to Know About the Common App

The Common Application officially opened for the 2018-19 college application season on August 1, allowing students across the globe to begin their college admissions journey. But what is the Common Application, exactly? Who can use it and when? Understanding the Common App and other college application options can make your college prep strategy easier to formulate.

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Use Games to Improve Your SAT Score

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Have Some Fun and Prep for the SAT With These Games

When it comes to improving SAT scores, there's no substitute for comprehensive test prep. However, there are activities you can do outside of studying to help reframe how you approach certain test problems and concepts. Games in particular are an excellent way to practice setting and achieving goals, as well as problem solving under pressure.

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Don’t Go Through the College Admissions Process Alone

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Students Applying to College Should Seek Help From a Number of Different Resources

For students just starting the college admissions process, it can be intimidating and overwhelming, so some perspective from peers going through the same process can be helpful and welcome. We caught up with one of our pro bono students, Oladunni, to get her advice on what students should know when applying to college this fall.

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Class of 2022 Yield Rates

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Colleges Report Matriculation Rates For The Class Entering Fall 2018

Colleges reported record-low admission rates for the class of 2022, and now that many colleges have a chance to admit students off the waitlist in order to finalize enrollment for the fall, colleges are assessing their matriculating class and releasing information on their class of 2022 yield rates.

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4 Tips for Leaving a Lasting Impression at Your Summer Internship

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How to Leave Your Internship On a High Note At the End of the Summer

Internships are valuable experiences for high school and college students alike, as they allow them to gain real-world experience while exploring their interests. Simply getting a behind-the-scenes look at a potential career path can be highly informative for students choosing college majors or considering which courses to enroll in. There are only a few more weeks left for students to make the most of their internships – and make an impact!

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