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Deciding Where to Enroll During a Pandemic

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 01, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How to Make Your College Admissions Choice With Confidence

A recent survey found that almost 26% of college-bound high school seniors are rethinking their colleges choices due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while more than 300 colleges and universities across the US have extended their enrollment deposit deadlines, students will still need to make a decision soon about where they want to attend in the fall. With college visits and admitted student weekend activities canceled or moved online, and uncertainty about the fall, how can students make an informed decision?

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How to Deal with Admission Decision Envy

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Focus on Personal Accomplishments Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

All across the country, students who applied in the regular round are anxiously awaiting emails detailing their college application outcome. While rejection can always be difficult to deal with, it can seem particularly challenging when a friend or classmate gains admission to your top-choice school. Admission decision envy can cast a shadow over an otherwise successful college admissions process, but there are ways to deal.

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5 Tips for Students Waitlisted at Their Top-Choice College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

A Waitlist Decision Can Be Confusing, So What Should You Do?

So you’ve been placed on the dreaded waitlist. Now what? There’s actually a lot that students can do to maximize their chances of admission off the waitlist.

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7 Tips for Students Denied From Their Top-Choice College

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

If You're Denied Don't Give Up Hope!

Receiving a denial from a college can be extremely disappointing, but it’s not the end of the world. There are a number of things that students can do to deal with a denial – and focus on the positives.

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6 Tips for Students Accepted to Their Top-Choice Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 @ 09:53 AM

Here's What to Do If You're Accepted!

More college admissions decisions are coming out this week, and we have some advice for students who were accepted to their top-choice colleges.

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What If I Get Rejected From My Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

Here’s What to Do If You Were Rejected From Your Top-Choice College

As colleges begin notifying applicants of their regular admission decisions, many students, especially those who applied to highly-selective universities with notoriously low admit rates, will be faced with their worst-case scenario: a rejection from their top-choice college. Receiving a rejection from a top-choice college can be crushing to students, but it’s not the end of the world.

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Class of 2021 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Here Are the Regular Admission Decision Dates for the Class of 2021

 Looking for regular decision release dates for the Class of 2022? Click here!

As we draw closer to the middle of the spring semester, college across the country are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of college applications to the class of 2021 in order to deliver regular admission decisions by the end of March. We've compiled a comprehensive list of admission decision dates for 2017 here.

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Seniors: Tips on Choosing Which College to Attend

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 01:14 PM

There Are Many Things to Consider When Weighing Multiple Offers of Admission


We’re less than two weeks away from the college enrollment deadline, and for many students deciding among a few colleges there’s a lot to think about before making a decision about where to enroll.

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Should I Appeal My College Admission Decision?

By Catherine DiMarzo on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

In Some Cases It Is Possible to Appeal a Rejection But It's Rarely Successful


You were denied admission to your top-choice college. Now what? Most students and parents accept the bad news and move on, while others want to know why. In some cases it is possbile to appeal your admission decision, and every year many students take advantage of it. Success stories are few and far between, but overturning an admission decision is not impossible. There is anecdotal evidence that appeals can be successful. So the question remains – should you appeal your admission decision?

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What It’s Like to Wait for College Admission Decisions (As Told By GIFs)

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 11:46 AM

The Feelings of Anxious High School Seniors


Next week colleges will begin releasing regular admission decisions for the class of 2020, and many high school seniors across the globe are anxious to learn whether they were admitted to their dream colleges or not.

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