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IvyWise Pro Bono Student Feature: Kaitlyn

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 03:08 PM

IvyWise Student Kaitlyn Shares Her Experience, Motivation, and Advice

As high school seniors across the US, and the world, await college admission decisions for the class of 2021, it’s important to remember the focus of this process at the end of the day: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with some amazing students, and we’d like to take the time to feature some of them.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Writing Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 01:13 PM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Writing Section 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

Understanding test content, formatting, and changes are important when preparing for the SAT – especially the writing section. There have been a number of changes to the SAT writing section since the launch of the new exam in 2016, and IvyWise is here to help students better understand how to master this portion of the SAT.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Feb. 27 - March 3

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

SAT and ACT Changes for 2017-18, IvyWise Class of 2017 Early Admission Results

It’s March, and we’re quickly approaching regular decision release dates for the class of 2021! While college bound high school seniors are focused on their final semester and preparing for admission decisions, high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to be preparing for their own college admissions journey – including staying up-to-date on the latest college admissions news and trends.

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IvyWise Class of 2017 Early Admission Results

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 03:42 PM

IvyWise Students Gain Early Admission to Highly Selective Universities for the Class of 2021

As college bound seniors anxiously await regular decisions, we’re still gathering information on early admission statistics for the class of 2021, including early action, EDI, and EDII results. IvyWise students had tremendous success in the early round, with acceptances to Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, and more.

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SAT and ACT Announce Changes for 2017-18 Testing Season

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

SAT to Limit International Test Dates, ACT Adding July Administration

Last year saw some big changes for the SAT, and now both the College Board, which administers the SAT, and the ACT have announced changes for the 2017-18 testing season, including tighter security, new test dates, and more.

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31 College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Resources to Help High School Juniors Stay On Track With Their College Planning


The college application process is right around the corner for high school juniors, and we have a number of resources to help college bound juniors get and stay on track before they apply to college in the fall.

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Class of 2021 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Here Are the Regular Admission Decision Dates for the Class of 2021


As we draw closer to the middle of the spring semester, college across the country are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of college applications to the class of 2021 in order to deliver regular admission decisions by the end of March. We've compiled a comprehensive list of admission decision dates for 2017 here.

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Summer Programs for STEM Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

These Summer Programs for STEM Students Are Still Accepting Applications


For students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM), there are plenty of ways to gain valuable experience over the summer, whether it’s through an internship, a summer program, or an independent project.

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2017-18 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Common App Brings Back the Topic of Choice Essay for 2017


Regular decisions for the class of 2021 are far from being released, but the college admissions process for current high school juniors is already revving up with the announcement of the 2017-18 Common Application essay prompts.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Reading Section 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

We’re almost a year removed from The College Board’s rollout of the 2016 SAT test redesign, so students and parents by now have a better sense of the test’s layout—that the reading section, for example, contains 52 questions and is timed to 65 minutes. There are however a couple of major conceptual changes in the SAT reading section that will be helpful for how students and parents approach preparing for the test.

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