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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a College Major

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Explore Your Interests to Identify Your College Course of Study

When it comes to the college admissions process, the first question students are often asked is “what do you plan to study?” Choosing best-fit schools to apply to is stressful enough without factoring in that students also have to make hard decisions about what they want to major in while still in high school.

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Can Colleges Rescind Offers of Admission?

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 01:22 PM

College-Bound Students Need to Beware of ‘Senioritis’

You’ve worked hard throughout high school, put together stellar applications, and gained admission to your top-choice schools, but your admissions offer can be in jeopardy even before you graduate. Why? Senioritis strikes many college-bound 12th graders each year, with declining grades and school participation making it very likely that their offers of admission could be rescinded once final transcripts go out.

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How to Make the Most of You Study Abroad Experience

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Many Students Use the Spring Semester and Summer to Study Abroad and Explore Their Interests

For many students across the country, studying abroad is an exciting part of their college, or even high school, experience. Whether it’s a full semester stay in London or a two-month immersion program in China during the summer, students are eager to explore another country and culture while continuing their studies.

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Test Prep 101: AP Exams vs. SAT Subject Tests

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

These Tests Can Help Demonstrate a Specialty But How Do They Compare?

Colleges are looking for well-rounded classes made up of specialists, and outside of extracurriculars and taking courses of interest, another way for students to demonstrate a specialty is through advanced courses, exams, and test scores. Students need to take AP exams in order to gain college credit for the advanced coursework, and many highly-selective schools require SAT Subject Test scores are part of the application process. Do what do students need to know about these subject-specific exams, how much do they overlap, and how can students prepare for each?

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2019-20 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 14, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

The Common App Prompts for 2019-20 Will Remain the Same

The Common Application has announced that the personal statement essay prompts for the 2019-20 admissions season will remain unchanged for the third straight year.

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How to Independently Register for AP Exams

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Self-Studying for AP Exams Is a Great Way to Improve Your Course Rigor But How Do You Self-Register? 

Are you planning to take AP Exams this May? For most students, if your school offers AP courses, you will have an AP coordinator who will handle exam registration, fee collection, and notify you of where to be and when for your exams. However, if you are registered solely in an online school, are homeschooled, or your school does not offer AP Exams so you self-studied, you have the option to register as an independent.

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What to Do After Submitting Your College Applications

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 01:05 PM

Your Apps are In – Now What? 

For high school seniors across the country, the past few months have likely been a whirlwind of writing, editing, and putting the final touches on early and regular round college applications. While finishing up the last of your applications can feel like a satisfying achievement, many students are at a loss for what to do next.

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College Prep New Year’s Resolutions

By Sample HubSpot User on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 10:20 AM

Here are Some Effective College Prep Resolutions for High School Students

It’s 2019 and now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for the new year. Annual resolutions can help students pinpoint their priorities for the next year, which is particularly important when it comes to the college application process.

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3 Tips to Help You Have a Great First Day at Your Internship

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Get Rid of First Day Jitters By Walking in With a Plan

Whether you’re starting a new internship, working an on-campus job, or just coming back to your job after being away for the holidays, it’s important to have a great first day in order to build your confidence and establish good working habits and goals.

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Update Your Resume for the New Year by Taking Off These 4 Things

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

Here’s What to Leave Off Your Resume As You Update It for 2019

Whether you are working on a scholarship application, asking for a letter of recommendation from a teacher, or applying for a job, a resume is a valuable tool to compile all of your achievements on one page. However, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to resume writing, longer doesn’t necessary equal better.

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