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3 Tips to Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 02:45 PM

Back-to-School Season is Here!

With a three-day weekend on the horizon, many students are gearing up for their last few days off before the new school year starts. Students can make the most of the Labor Day weekend by taking some time for prep for the upcoming school year!

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Managing Back-to-School Stress This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Don’t Let Back-to-School Stress Ruin an Exciting Semester

The back-to-school season can bring a lot of excitement with a new semester, new classes, and maybe even a new school for some students. But with that excitement can sometimes come anxiety as students adjust to a new routine and continue their college prep – or even start on college applications.

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2018-19 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts and Short Answer Questions

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

Here are Some of the Most Creative and Fun College Application Prompts

The 2018-19 college application season is in full swing, and with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 came the release of many school-specific supplements with some quirky and creative college application essay prompts and short answer questions.

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College Admissions Interview Tips for Introverts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s How Students – Especially Those Who Tend to Be Introverted – Can Make the Most of Their College Admissions Interviews

College admissions interviews, when available, can be a great way to learn more about the schools to which you’re applying while also adding a personal touch to your application. They also give students the opportunity to further demonstrate their interest in a particular college or university. Interviews can be stressful for anyone, but often introverts find these one-on-one conversations particularly difficult. Quiet students who may be uncomfortable talking about themselves and their achievements may feel like they are at a disadvantage during this part of the application process, however, that doesn’t have to be the case.

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College Move In Etiquette

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

Here’s How to Make the Most of Move In Day

It’s back-to-school season, and for many first-year college students this is the first time they’ll be living in a dorm and sharing a space with one or more roommates. College move in day can be hectic, but there’s a lot that students can do to ensure they have a smooth transition into college life.

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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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