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How Many Times Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Students Should Avoid Taking College Entrance Exams Too Many Times

Junior year is a big testing year for college bound students, and as they prepare for the SAT or ACT many students might not be taking the test for the first time. It’s not uncommon for students to take the SAT or ACT multiple times, but how many times is too many?

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3 Tips to Help You Build Your Balanced College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Research Is Key To Creating a Balanced List of Colleges To Apply To

The college admission season is here, but where are you applying? Students should start researching colleges and building a balanced college list junior year, and continue to refine their list throughout the school year.

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When Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

SAT Subject Tests Are Sometimes an Application Requirement But They Can Also Help You Boost Your Applicant Profile

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The school year is coming, but what does that mean? Students will begin thinking about (or stressing about) when they should take their college placement exams. While students usually have a reasonable handle on when to take the SAT or ACT, there seems to be confusion on whether or not to take SAT Subject Tests and when.

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Test Prep 101: Guide to the ACT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

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

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing for the ACT with the goal of raising your score on the ACT Reading section, it’s important to know what’s new and how to approach the passages and questions in this section of the exam.

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3 Pieces of College Admissions Advice for the Class of 2018

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself. Colleges Want a Person Not a Paper.”

The college admissions process is officially underway for the high school class of 2018, with the Common Application now open and the new school year just around the corner. Applying to college can be a stressful and intimidating process, but there are simple steps that rising high school seniors can take to make the most of their admissions journey.

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New ACT Redbook 2018: What’s the Lowdown?

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 02:23 PM

Here’s What Students Preparing for the ACT Need to Know About the 2018 Redbook

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

The makers of the ACT released a new version of their own preparation ‘Redbook’ this past June. While it is mostly resembles that of the previous version, the new release is a great opportunity to discuss how students planning to take the ACT can best make use of the book while preparing for the exam.

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2017-18 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 02, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Students Need to Get Creative With These Unusual College Essay Prompts

It’s that time of year again! The 2017-18 Common Application is open, and now's the time for the class of 2022 to start on their college application essays and supplements – which can sometimes include weird and unusual essay prompts and short answer questions.

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2017-18 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s Everything College-Bound Seniors Need to Know About the Coalition College Application

The 2017-18 admissions season is ramping up, with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 and the availability of the Coalition application. Over 100 colleges and universities plan to use the Coalition application this year, and there have been a number of changes and enhancements that students and parents need to be aware of before starting on their applications this fall.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines 2017-18

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When You Can Take the SAT and ACT

Preparing for the SAT or ACT is a major aspect of the college admissions process, and part of determining the best test prep strategy is to know exactly when you plan to take these college entrance exams. We’ve pulled together the SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2017-18 school year so that college-bound students can access this information in one place – and better prepare for testing this fall and next spring.

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How to Research Colleges This Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Use Your Free Time This Summer to Catch Up on College Research

August is just around the corner – which means a new Common App and the start of a new college admissions season. For rising seniors and juniors, the last few weeks before the start of the school year is a great time to research potential colleges in order to develop and refine their balanced college lists.

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