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2015 IvyWise College Counseling Student Success

By IvyWise on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

IvyWise's Class of 2015 Gained Admission to Over 260 Colleges Including All 8 Ivy Leagues and Stanford!

The 2014-15 application season was a great one for IvyWise students, with 92% gaining admission to one or more of their top-three choice colleges! This year's class gained admission to over 260 colleges and universities, including all eight Ivy League colleges, Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins, and NYU, to name a few. In honor of this year's class, we've created an infographic of their success and highlights of how IvyWise has guided students throughout the college admissions process for over 17 years now!

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2014-15 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

These Unusual College Essay Prompts Require Applicants to Dig Deep and Get Creative  

It’s that time of year again! Essays, essays, and more essays! As the college Class of 2019 dives into their college applications, one admissions trend is holding true – college essay prompts are getting quirkier every year.  

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30 Things to Expect Your Senior Year of High School

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

There's More to Expect Than Just a Case of Senioritis

There are hundreds of books, movies, and TV shows that portray senior year as a time of independence and growth. It’s true that once you hit senior year, you’re no longer a small fish in a big pond. As a senior, you’re a campus leader—it’s your responsibility to show underclassmen the ropes. Three years of high school have made you an expert on all things secondary education, but you may not know what to expect on that first day of senior year. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list for you. 

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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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3-2 Engineering Programs

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

Students Interested in Engineering and Liberal Arts Studies Now Get the Best of Both Worlds

Students interested in becoming engineers have traditionally enrolled in four-year degree programs at large universities with comprehensive engineering programs. These programs allow students to specialize in a particular type of engineering, such as mechanical, chemical, or civil. However, different paths for studying engineering have begun to diverge from the more traditional trajectory. 

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Spotlight on Women's Colleges

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:10 PM

There are Many Advantages to Attending A Women's College That are Sometimes Overlooked

Most colleges and universities throughout the US are coeducational, allowing men and women to study together on the same campuses. Though this may seem commonplace today, a college education was once a rite of passage reserved only for men.

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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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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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College Admissions Trends

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 04:26 PM

Emphasis on Class Rank is Down, Course Load and Demonstrated Interest Up

This week, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling released the “2012 State of College Admission” report and the results were very similar to the trends we have seen here at IvyWise: The number of applications are up, social media plays a big role in recruitment, and there is an increased emphasis on demonstrated interest.

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Wacky College Courses

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 03:52 PM

Who Said Learning Can't Be Fun? Interesting and Odd College Classes

Did you know that at some schools you can take a classes on Harry Potter, how to watch the TV show The Wire, and even one on Lady GaGa’s (actual) fame? Many colleges these days are offering interesting course selections that take pop culture and familiar icons and use them as tie-ins to deeper, more intellectual ideas and lessons. 

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