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Finding Time For Fun When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Learn How to Balance it All During Application Season

Between test preparation, college tours, and keeping up with school work, it’s all too easy for students to neglect their friendships and recreational activities during the college admissions process. While making time for schoolwork and admissions-related tasks is essential, it’s equally important to pencil in time to socialize and enjoy high school.

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5 Questions for Potential College Athletes

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Know What to Ask During Your College Athletic Search

For student-athletes who are passionate about their sport, having the opportunity to play in college can sound like a dream come true. From connecting with peers with similar interests, to representing your university, and honing your skills, there are a variety of benefits associated with being a college athlete.

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Class of 2024 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions

Are you ready for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2024 in order to notify students of their decisions by the end of March.

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Summer Planning 101: How to Get Started

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Start Planning Your Summer Now

Although the summer season is months away, it’s important for students to get a head start on planning for the break. There are a multitude of different opportunities to consider and the sooner students get started, the more time they will have to pinpoint activities that are truly meaningful to them.

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2020-21 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

The Common App Prompts for 2020-21 Will Remain the Same

The Common Application has announced that the personal statement essay prompts for the 2020-21 admissions season will remain unchanged for the fourth straight year.

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6 Social Media Dos and Don'ts During Application Season

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Learn Best Practices Surrounding Social Media During the College Process

Whether it’s chronicling school tours or posting admissions outcomes, many students turn to social media to share their college admissions journey with friends and family. While there is nothing wrong with updating your profile regularly, it’s important to be mindful of what kind of content you are posting – especially during college application season.

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7 Essential Items to Pack for Winter College Tours

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Campus Visits with These Must-Haves

If college tours are part of your agenda this winter then you’re not alone. Many students pencil in campus visits during holidays, breaks, or weekends so that they can see as many schools on their list as possible.

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How to Stop a Second Semester Slump Before it Starts

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

End Your Year on a High Note with These Tips

After months of putting in hard work, many students have a tendency to go on auto pilot during the second semester – especially if it is their last semester of high school. While it may feel tempting to slack off, it’s important for every student to finish their academic year on a high note.

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4 Signs You Should Consider Transferring Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

If You're Experiencing These Thoughts, It May Be Time for a Change

Every student’s college admissions journey is unique and, for some, that may mean enrolling in more than one school before graduation day. According to Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of all college students transfer, so if you are considering other options for your higher education you’re not alone.

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Yes, College Admissions Officers Are Looking At Social Media

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

But That Shouldn’t Scare You If You’re Smart Online

The latest Kaplan survey of college admissions officers found that 36% of admissions officers have visited applicants' social media profiles to learn more about them – up from 25% last year. almost 70% of them think that looking at social media is “fair game” in the admissions process.

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