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2018-19 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 01:12 PM

The Common App Prompts for 2018-19 Will Remain the Same as Last Year

The Common Application has announced the personal essay prompts for the 2018-19 admissions season, leaving the prompts from 2017-18 unchanged.

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Test Prep FAQ: Can You Reschedule Your SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 01:53 PM

Consider Rescheduling Your SAT or ACT Exam Date If Appropriate

By Taylor, IvyWise Tutoring Coordinator

The most important rule of test prep: Don’t sit for the SAT or ACT if you’re not ready. During the spring semester, students dedicate a significant amount of time preparing for a slew of exams ranging from AP exams and finals to the SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests. Many students may have a test prep plan in place already, but plans can change and that’s okay! Rescheduling your test date is an option, but how do you know if you should?

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How to Create a College Prep Plan

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

Start the Year By Creating a Comprehensive College Prep Plan

Crafting a thoughtful and thorough college prep plan is critical to reaching your college admissions goals, but often students aren’t sure where to start. It’s important for students to take some time to evaluate where they are in the process, their goals, and how they plan to achieve them.

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Taking SAT and ACT Practice Tests at Home: Setting Up a Successful Environment

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Full-Length SAT and ACT Practice Tests Are a Key Component of Any Test Prep Plan

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

The spring semester is a big test prep time for college bound students, as many juniors will be taking the SAT or ACT in the coming months. Taking practice tests is an essential part of the test preparation process because the best way to prep for the SAT or ACT is to actually take them! But it’s not enough to take practice tests. Students also need to simulate the test day environment as best as they can.

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Colleges Still Accepting Applications After Jan. 1

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 01:37 PM

A Number of Schools Are Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2022

Many application deadlines have already passed, but there are still hundreds of colleges and universities in the US accepting applications for the class of 2022.

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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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