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4 Reasons Why You Should Catch Up On Outside Reading Over Winter Break

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 @ 09:24 AM

Relax With A Good Book Or Other Reading While You’re Out Of School For The Holidays

We can’t stress the importance of outside reading enough. Oftentimes it’s hard for students to find the time to read books or other materials for fun, but winter break is the perfect time to catch up on some outside reading you haven’t been able to do this semester.

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How to Stay Fresh Over Break: Winter Break Study Tips and More

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 @ 02:46 PM

Use Winter Break To Stay On Track With Test Prep and Complete Any Assigned Work

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

Winter Break is here! Time off between now and the New Year brings family time, trips, holiday fun, and hopefully some rest! However, for some students, this break can also lead to a smaller-scale version of the brain drain that we tend to see over the summer. Tests, projects, and standardized tests like ACT and SAT will pick up again as soon as students are back to school after the break, so it’s important for students to stay sharp so that they don’t fall behind once school resumes.

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Class of 2022 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

Here are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2022

The first members of the college class of 2022 are in! Are you curious to see how this year’s early applicants compared to the class of 2021? Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2022. More decisions will be released later this week, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

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7 Things For Early Admission Applicants To Keep In Mind

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 08, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

Here’s What Students Need To Remember As They’re Notified of Their Early Admission Decisions

As mid-December approaches, so do early decision release dates. Many students who applied early decision or early action to their top-choice colleges will learn their fate over the next week or so, and it can be an extremely stressful time. However, there are a lot of positive things to consider as early admission applicants wait to hear from their dream schools.

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Top Essay Writing Tips From Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 01:17 PM

Here’s What College Bound Students Need to Do to Write a Great College Application Essay

It’s college application crunch time for high school seniors, and there are probably more than a few of you who are behind on writing those application essays. Don’t get stressed! Our team of counselors is here to help with some of their top essay writing tips.

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12 Things to Be Thankful For This College Admissions Season

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

Remember These When Relatives Are Asking A Million Questions About College This Holiday Week

There’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday, and college bound high school seniors have more than a few things to show appreciation for this week.

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19 College Application Essay Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Write A Great Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays With These Tips and Resources

As the holiday season approaches, many college bound seniors are taking advantage of some time off in order to catch up on their college applications. Essays can be the most time-consuming and stressful part of the college admissions process, however, with the right tools and resources, students can put together compelling and thoughtful essays well before the looming application deadlines.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Soft Factors

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In The “Holistic Review” Process Qualitative Elements Like Essays, Recommendations, and More Are Just As Important As Grades and Test Scores

Grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but what about the other college application elements like essays, recommendations, and more? It’s critical for students (and parents!) to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated when applying to college in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Hard Factors

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Quantitative Elements Like Grades, Test Scores, and More are Weighed When Applying to College

College bound students know that grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but exactly how important? It’s critical for students to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated and what they can do to improve their chances of admission.

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11 Stranger Things GIFs That Perfectly Describe Applying To College

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Will My College Application Be Sent To The Upside Down?

Some of the first application deadlines have already passed, and with a little less than two months to go before regular decision deadlines, students are grappling with some strange college admissions emotions.

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