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5 of the Most Haunted College Campuses

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

These Colleges Have Some Pretty Spooky Histories

Halloween season is here and for those who love a good spooky story, look no further than some of the schools on your balanced college list. Instead of saying goodbye to festive activities in high school, many colleges offer students the opportunity to amp up their holiday celebrations, thanks to an array of ghost stories, haunted halls, and one-of-a kind autumnal traditions.

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What It’s Like to Apply to College Early Decision – As Told By GIFs

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Applying ED or EA Is Rarely Easy – But It Can Be Rewarding!

Early application deadlines are right around the corner, and students across the globe are putting the finishing touches on their ED and EA apps. What is it like to apply early to your top-choice colleges? While it can be stressful to get your application done early, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

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What Students Need to Know About the Computer-Based International ACT

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

There are a Few Tools and Quirks That Students Need to Be Aware of Before Taking the CBT International ACT

The ACT recently launched computer-based testing (CBT) for all international students testing outside of the United States. A first sitting of the ACT in the CBT format occurred in September, and while there were a few bumps with the initial proctoring of the exam (test centers cancelling administrations last minute and materials not arriving on time) it seems that the ACT has finally ironed out some of the quirks. Here’s what international students need to know about the computer-based ACT – including some of the quirks with the new tools and practice materials.

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Reviewing Your College Apps: 4 Things to Look for Before Submitting

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Keep an Eye Out for Common Mistakes When Reviewing Your Applications Before Hitting “Submit”

Early application deadlines are around the corner, and for students planning to apply to their top-choice colleges by November, it’s time to put the finishing touches on their applications. Students should take time to review their applications before submitting, but what should they be mindful of when proofreading their college apps?

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Class of 2023 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2018-19 Application Season

The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

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4 Strategies for Dealing with College Roommate Conflicts

By IvyWise on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Communication is Key to Resolving Roommate Conflict

Much like adjusting to the academic and social changes that come with college, many first-year college students have to adapt to living in a shared dorm room space. It may sound simple, but there is a lot that goes into forming a strong relationship with a roommate and occasional disagreements are almost inevitable. Instead of letting a roommate conflict diminish your first-year experience, there are a variety of steps students can take to make the most of dorm living.

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from an IvyWise Student

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

IvyWise Pro Bono Student Eunice Gives Insight and Advice Into Her College Admissions Journey

Often the college prep advice that students can best relate to is that given by peers going through the same journey. So what insight do students currently navigating the college admissions landscape have for others? We caught up with IvyWise pro bono student Eunice to get her take on what students need to keep in mind when applying to college this fall, and some advice for students who may be just starting the college prep process!

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Fall Into Good Study Habits This Semester With These 10 Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 04:29 PM

These Study Habits Can Help Students Reach Their Academic Goals This Fall

Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the return of pumpkin spice everything may be some of students’ favorite fall things – but studying usually isn't one of them. The fall semester is in full swing and establishing a routine and good study habits should be paramount this semester as students work to prepare for the college admissions process. If you’re having trouble finding your groove this autumn, IvyWise can help!

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5 Admissions Pet Peeves Applicants Should Avoid

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Former Admissions Officers Reveal Common College Application Missteps

It’s important to stand out when applying to college, but all too often applicants can draw attention to themselves for the wrong reasons. Common application mistakes may not completely derail your chances of admission, but they can give admissions officers pause when making decisions.

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3 Common Sources of Stress in College—And How to Cope

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Stress in College Keep You From Having a Great First Year

For most students, the transition from high school to university life can be a significant adjustment and can come with stressors that they may not be used to coping with. College is often the first time students are living away from home and there are a host of responsibilities that come with living independently.

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