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Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Test-Optional v. Test-Required: Which is the Best-Fit for You?

The October SAT is this weekend, and high school students across the country are squeezing in every last bit of knowledge they can before heading to their testing centers on Saturday.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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Fall Semester For High School Seniors Can Be Tricky: How To Stay Motivated

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 02:24 PM

Beat the Fall Semester Limbo

With application deadlines and standardized test dates looming, most high school seniors are living and breathing college admissions right now. From essays to recommendation letters, college apps can consume a rising senior, and leave little time for anything else.  

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College Recommendation Letter Tips from Freshman to Senior Year

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Recommendation Letter Roundup

One of the most critical elements of a stellar college application is a collection of glowing recommendation letters from counselors, teachers and other administrators you have interacted with during your four years of high school. Recommendation letters play a critical role in painting a picture of how you relate to and interact within your academic and extracurricular activities.  

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