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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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2018-19 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 01:31 PM

Here’s What Parents and Students Need to Know About the 2018-19 Coalition Application

The 2018-19 college admissions season is already underway, and with the availability of the Common Application and the newer Coalition app, students have some options when it comes to college application platforms. While the Common Application is used by far more colleges than the Coalition app, some colleges use the Coalition app exclusively, so students should know what to expect should they have to utilize the Coalition app to apply any of the colleges on their balanced college list.

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SAT Subject Test Scores: I Didn’t Reach My Goal Score – Now What?

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

What to do if You Received a Low Score on Your SAT Subject Test

Results for the June 2018 SAT will be available later this week, along with SAT Subject Test Scores. If you didn't reach your goal score on your Subject Tests, there are a few things to consider before moving forward with your test prep.

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How TOEFL Scores are Evaluated in US Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

For International Students Applying to US Universities, TOEFL Scores Can Be a Critical Part of College Applications

For some international students applying to US universities, TOEFL scores can be a big factor in the admissions process. It’s important for international students to understand if they need to take the TOEFL, when to take it, and how the scores are evaluated by admissions officers.

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Start Your College Prep Early

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 02:40 PM

IvyWise Student Celine Gives Her Insight and Advice to Other Rising High School Seniors Applying to College This Fall

It may be summer break, but the college admissions process for rising high school seniors has already begun! We caught up with one of our students to get her advice for students planning to apply to college this fall – and for those who are just now thinking about their college prep.

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5 Ways Students Sabotage Their Test Prep Without Even Knowing It

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

Students Should Watch Out For These Common Test Prep Mistakes

Could you be sabotaging your test prep and not even realize it? Preparing for the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests requires a lot of patience, recall, and determination in order to reach your goal score, and it’s important for students to keep in mind how lengthy and intense of a process it can be. It’s also possible for students to hurt their test prep more than they’re helping – and not even realize it.

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How to Save Money on College Visits

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

Save Money on College Visits With These Tips

Planning college visits this summer or fall? College visit costs can add up quickly, especially if students have many schools they’d like to visit as they narrow down their balanced college lists. However, there are a number of ways that families can save some money on college tours.

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Test Prep On-the-Go: How to Enjoy the Summer While Prepping For the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Stay On Track With Your Test Prep While Enjoying Your Time Off

School’s out and summer is in! Now that you’re done with another school year, you have time for all the things you weren’t able to enjoy during the school year – whether that’s travel, research endeavors, or summer programs. You likely also have some extra time to dedicate to your test prep. By continuing your test prep into the summer you’ll be able to build up your foundational skills so that come the fall, once you’re juggling all of your obligations, you won’t have to worry about starting your SAT or ACT test prep from the ground up.

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