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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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2017-18 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 02, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Students Need to Get Creative With These Unusual College Essay Prompts

It’s that time of year again! The 2017-18 Common Application is open, and now's the time for the class of 2022 to start on their college application essays and supplements – which can sometimes include weird and unusual essay prompts and short answer questions.

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2017-18 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s Everything College-Bound Seniors Need to Know About the Coalition College Application

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The 2017-18 admissions season is ramping up, with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 and the availability of the Coalition application. Over 100 colleges and universities plan to use the Coalition application this year, and there have been a number of changes and enhancements that students and parents need to be aware of before starting on their applications this fall.

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2017-18 Common Application Supplements and Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 03:43 PM

Many Colleges Have Already Announced Their 2017-18 College Application Essay Prompts

The summer is a great time for college-bound seniors to begin working on their college application essays, as many colleges and universities have already released their essay prompts for the 2017-18 college application season.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 19-23

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 10:49 AM

Experts Give Insight into the New Coalition College Application, Record-Number of Colleges are Test-Optional or Flexible

 

As we delve deeper into the application season, it’s important for students to, not only stay informed on the latest college admissions news, but also understand how it impacts their college application strategy. With more test-optional colleges and a new college application option available, students have a lot more to consider as they apply to college this fall.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 8-12

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 11:36 AM

UPenn to Allow Score Choice, ACT and SAT Face More Security Problems

 

As the summer starts to wind down, many students are preparing for the college admissions process this fall. It’s important to stay informed on the latest college admissions and higher education news, and we have everything you need to know right here!

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Questions About College Applications Answered

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

IvyWise Counselor Nat Addresses Questions About the Common Application and More on Twitter

 

With the start of the 2016-17 college application season comes a lot of questions about college admissions, college essays, and more. IvyWise counselor Nat took to Twitter last week to answer some pressing questions college bound students had about applying to college this fall.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 1-5

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

2016-17 Common Application Launch and Overview, More SAT Test Questions Leaked

 

The 2016-17 college application season has begun! Here’s what families need to know about the first week that many students are able to apply to college.

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2016-17 Common Application Supplemental Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Here are College Application Essay Prompts for the Class of 2021

 

We may be in the middle of summer break, but a number of colleges have released their college application essay prompts already, giving rising high school seniors the opportunity to get a head start on their admissions essays!

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Brainstorming Tips for College Application Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Use Spare Time During Your Summer Break to Brainstorm College Essay Topics

 

Brainstorming is the first step toward writing an authentic and compelling college admission essay. For some students, however, brainstorming can be a challenge.

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