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Summer Plans for Incoming College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

How to Spend Your Summer Before College

As the caps come off and the graduation celebrations begin, many high school graduates lookforward to the unbridled freedom of the summer before college. After twelve plus years of non-stop academic and extracurricular responsibilities, this summer provides a much-needed chance for students to unwind after a hectic year of college applications and before an exciting freshman year. Rather than sleep through the hot summer days, use your time to prepare for the year ahead.

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Campus Safety Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:25 PM

Graduating Seniors Need to Keep Campus Safety in Mind Before Going to College

For many students, college is the first time they’ll be living on their own without mom and dad watching over them. While it can be exciting to think about a social life not influenced by curfews, check-in phone calls, and helicopter parents, with new freedom comes new responsibility. Though schools go to great lengths to ensure safety on their campuses, students must also be aware that their personal safety is largely their responsibility.  With these simple tips, students can stay safe, both on and off campus. 

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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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2013 College Commencement Speakers

By Becca Huntting on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Words of Wisdom for Graduates  

It’s graduation season and schools across the nation have invited politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and more to inspire graduates as they receive their diplomas. Commencement speakers are meant to offer words of wisdom to students entering new, and often intimidating, chapters in their lives in the hopes that they will inspire them to reach for and achieve their goals.  

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High School Graduation Checklist

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

What To Do List Before Your Pick Up Your Diploma

Seniors, graduation is right around the corner! As you prepare for you finals and AP exams, check out this graduation checklist to make sure you’ll be all ready for the big day!  

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Regular Decision Notification Dates, Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

Schools Announce Regular Decision Notification Dates for 2013

 

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American University released their regular decisions last week, and as March comes to a close more schools are gearing up to notify applicants whether or not they will be admitted to the Class of 2017. For those of you waiting to hear your admission decision for your regular application, here are release dates for some schools across the country:

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AP Exam Partipation and Test Scores Increased in 2012

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:29 AM

More High School Graduates Are Taking AP Exams, Scoring Higher

The number of high school graduates taking AP exams and test scores increased in 2012 according to the College Board’s annual AP report released yesterday.

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6 College Admissions Myths

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 01:45 PM

6 Common College Admissions Myths

There’s a lot of stress, pressure and confusion surrounding the college admissions process, so it’s only natural that people develop a lot of theories about how it actually works.  

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What to do if You've Been Deferred

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

Getting Deferred in the Early Round is Not the End of the World; Here's What to Do

You did everything you were supposed to do: researched your dream school, visited campus, and sent in your application before the Early Decision/Early Action deadline.  After all your hard work, you’ve gotten back a deferral.  So what happens now?  

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Staying Focused During the Holiday Season

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:09 PM

Tips on How to Stay On Task Before Winter Break

Finals, exams, and holiday festivities, oh my! With the fall semester coming to a close, finding a healthy balance among schoolwork, college applications, and keeping up your holiday spirit can be difficult to maintain.  

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