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6 Colleges with Unique Graduation Traditions

By IvyWise on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Celebrate with These Festive Commencement Ceremonies

Much like the students who apply each year, no colleges or universities are the same. In addition to varying locations, course requirements and campus environments, many colleges have their own unique graduation traditions.

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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Students Need to Mindful About What They Post Online

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that 25% of admissions officers have checked out an applicant’s social media profile in order to learn more about them. Since this number has dwindled in recent years, do students really need to worry about colleges admissions officers looking at their online profiles?

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Former Admissions Officers Want You to Know

If former admissions officers could do their own college admissions process over again, what do they wish they knew? Our team at IvyWise is made up for former deans and directors of admission from some of the top colleges and universities in the US, and they have some great advice for students preparing to apply to college either this fall or in the near future.

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5 Last-Minute Summer Activity Ideas

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 02:56 PM

Creative Ideas for Summer Learning Experiences 

For students preparing for the college application process, summer break is an exciting opportunity to pursue new ways to learn outside of the classroom. Whether you get a job, focus on test preparation, enroll in an academic program, or start an internship, there are plenty of ways to broaden your skill set when school is out of session.

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6 Must-Have College Visit Items

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Campus Visits By Packing  These Essentials 

For high school students across the country, college visit season is in full swing. Many students are eager to go on school visits to refine their list of best-fit colleges, start to picture themselves on a campus, and explore all of their options. 

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The Virtual Tutoring Experience: Why It’s Beneficial to Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Virtual Tutoring Connects Students and Educators No Matter Where They are in the World

We live in a digital age, and with a variety of tools available these days people are able to connect with each other all over the world at any time. This has led to more flexibility when it comes to learning and working. At IvyWise, we’ve been pioneers of virtual counseling and tutoring for years, however, many families still have reservations about the virtual tutoring experience.

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What We Learned From the 2018 AP Exam Results

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

The College Board's Newest Data Gives New Insight into Who's Taking AP Exams

The results are in and it’s clear that AP testing in the US is on the rise! The College Board’s recently released data on 2018 AP Exams indicates that more students are taking AP exams and achieving successful scores.

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How to Determine if a Gap Year is Right For You

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Is a Gap Year the Right Decision For Your Goals and Needs?

There’s a reason why celebrities like Malia Obama and Yara Shahidi opt to take some time off before enrolling in college: taking a gap year can have some serious benefits. In addition to being able to recharge before the demands of university life, studies have found that students who take a gap year have higher retention and graduation rates than their peers who go straight to college.

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What You Need to Know About APUSH and AP World Exams

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

What to Know About the Different Standardized History Exams

AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May, so now is the perfect time to review the exams and learn more about what you can expect. Students who are interested in history may wish to consider taking both the AP US History (APUSH) and AP World exam, but it’s important to understand how the tests differ in order to prepare strategically.

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5 Tips for Choosing the College That Fits Your Financial Needs

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

Every Factor You Need to Consider When Reviewing Financial Aid Packages

With the May 1 enrollment deadline approaching, current high school seniors have some big decisions to make. In addition to choosing an institution that aligns with your academic and social interests, it’s important to select a college that is financially feasible for you and your family.

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