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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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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Pay Attention To Course Rigor

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Your High School Courses Pay A Big Role In the Admissions Process

When planning for college, many students often overlook the impact that course selection – or course rigor – can have on their college admissions chances. It’s important for college-bound students, especially for rising seniors, to take the most challenging courses available to them and to do well in them.

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TOEFL Dos and Don’ts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Dos and Don’ts for International Students Considering Taking the TOEFL Exam

If you’re an international student planning to apply to US universities, and English is not your first language, chances are you’ve heard of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Whether you’re unsure about taking the test, or need pointers on how to study, these do’s and don’ts will get you on the right track to ace the TOEFL.

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2018-19 Common App Supplements and Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 03:59 PM

Here are the Colleges That Have Already Announced Their 2018-19 College Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application may be a couple of weeks from opening for the 2018-19 college application season, but a number of colleges and universities have already announced their supplemental essay prompts for the next admissions cycle.

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