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2018-19 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 01:31 PM

Here’s What Parents and Students Need to Know About the 2018-19 Coalition Application

The 2018-19 college admissions season is already underway, and with the availability of the Common Application and the newer Coalition app, students have some options when it comes to college application platforms. While the Common Application is used by far more colleges than the Coalition app, some colleges use the Coalition app exclusively, so students should know what to expect should they have to utilize the Coalition app to apply any of the colleges on their balanced college list.

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SAT Subject Test Scores: I Didn’t Reach My Goal Score – Now What?

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

What to do if You Received a Low Score on Your SAT Subject Test

Results for the June 2018 SAT will be available later this week, along with SAT Subject Test Scores. If you didn't reach your goal score on your Subject Tests, there are a few things to consider before moving forward with your test prep.

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How TOEFL Scores are Evaluated in US Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

For International Students Applying to US Universities, TOEFL Scores Can Be a Critical Part of College Applications

For some international students applying to US universities, TOEFL scores can be a big factor in the admissions process. It’s important for international students to understand if they need to take the TOEFL, when to take it, and how the scores are evaluated by admissions officers.

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Start Your College Prep Early

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 02:40 PM

IvyWise Student Celine Gives Her Insight and Advice to Other Rising High School Seniors Applying to College This Fall

It may be summer break, but the college admissions process for rising high school seniors has already begun! We caught up with one of our students to get her advice for students planning to apply to college this fall – and for those who are just now thinking about their college prep.

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5 Ways Students Sabotage Their Test Prep Without Even Knowing It

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

Students Should Watch Out For These Common Test Prep Mistakes

Could you be sabotaging your test prep and not even realize it? Preparing for the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests requires a lot of patience, recall, and determination in order to reach your goal score, and it’s important for students to keep in mind how lengthy and intense of a process it can be. It’s also possible for students to hurt their test prep more than they’re helping – and not even realize it.

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How to Save Money on College Visits

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

Save Money on College Visits With These Tips

Planning college visits this summer or fall? College visit costs can add up quickly, especially if students have many schools they’d like to visit as they narrow down their balanced college lists. However, there are a number of ways that families can save some money on college tours.

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Test Prep On-the-Go: How to Enjoy the Summer While Prepping For the SAT or ACT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Stay On Track With Your Test Prep While Enjoying Your Time Off

School’s out and summer is in! Now that you’re done with another school year, you have time for all the things you weren’t able to enjoy during the school year – whether that’s travel, research endeavors, or summer programs. You likely also have some extra time to dedicate to your test prep. By continuing your test prep into the summer you’ll be able to build up your foundational skills so that come the fall, once you’re juggling all of your obligations, you won’t have to worry about starting your SAT or ACT test prep from the ground up.

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What Is Test-Optional Admissions?

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 01:08 PM

Here's What Test-Optional Means For College-Bound Students

Last week, the University of Chicago announced that it will no longer require SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants from the US. UChicago is one the of the first major research universities to announce a test-optional policy, but test-optional and test-flexible admissions have been around for a long time. What exactly does it mean and how does it affect applicants?

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ACT Changes for International Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 01:48 PM

Here's What International Students Taking the ACT Can Expect in 2018

The ACT is shaking things up this year for international test-takers. Starting in September 2018, the ACT is transitioning to computer-based testing for all international students, meaning students will need to take their entire examination on the computer (unless the student has approved accommodations that approve them for paper testing).

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How to Stand Out at Your First Internship

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 02:07 PM

Be Proactive to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship Experience

Internships are valuable experiences that can give both high school and college students the opportunity to learn something new and stand out when applying to college or jobs in the future. There’s a lot that students can do to make the most of their internships and stand out this summer!

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