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What Parents and Students Need to Know About the "Turning the Tide" College Admissions Report

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 11:26 AM

New Harvard Report Offers Suggestions On How Schools Can Improve the College Admissions Process

The higher education industry was abuzz yesterday with the announcement of a new report released by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, called “Turning the Tide,” that highlights how colleges can change the admissions process by focusing more on community service and reducing the stress that comes with students padding their resumes with multiple extracurricular activities, AP courses, and excessive test prep. This report was endorsed by dozens of higher education institutions, including admissions officials from MIT and Yale, among others.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success College Application

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

Students Can Apply With the Coalition’s College Application In 2016

It was announced yesterday that over 80 colleges, including all Ivy Leagues and Stanford, had formed a coalition in an effort to increase college access and revamp the way that students apply to college. Known as the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, this initiative plans to launch a new college application next year that would serve as an alternative to The Common Application.

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2015-16 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Here’s What Families Need to Know About the Changes Coming to the Common Application This Year

The Common Application has announced changes for the 2015-16 application, which opens August 1. For rising seniors, the summer is a prime time to get a head start on college applications, with many completing essays well before the August 1 open date. Because of this, it’s important for students and parents to know what to expect on this year’s Common App.
 
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Class of 2019 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Colleges See Increase in Early Applications, Slight Decrease in Early Admission Rates

The first members of the Class of 2019 are in, and many are anxious to see how this year’s early applicants compared to the Class of 2019. Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the Class of 2019. We will be updating as more statistics become available!

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Best College Admissions Blogs

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Follow These Blogs to Get the Most Relevant College Admissions Info and Application Tips  

The Internet is a significant tool in the college search process. Students can learn about prospective colleges, what it takes to get in, what they need to do to apply, how to stand out in the application pool, and more. With so much information available with just the click of a button (or a simple Google search), it can sometimes be hard to sift through what’s valuable and what’s not.  

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Class of 2018 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Schools Begin Releasing Decisions Mid-March 

 

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It’s that time of year again! High school seniors, anxiously awaiting decisions from their top-choice schools, will know their college admissions fates soon enough!  

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UPDATED: 2013 Early Application Deadlines Extended

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Colleges Extend Early Application Deadlines in Response to Technical Issues with Common App

**UPDATE** Many schools are continuing to update their early decision and early action deadlines, so be sure to check back for updates throughout the week.

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2013-14 College Admissions Trends

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

What to Expect if You're Applying to College This Fall

College admissions season is in full swing, and with an increasingly competitive landscape, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with what’s new and what’s changing from year to year.

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The Benefits of a College Degree

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

Studies Show Degree Holders Fair Better In The US Economy Than Those Without

Recently, we highlighted a new study by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce that found by 2020 the US economy will generate 55 million new job openings, and 65% will require training beyond a high school education.

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Class of 2017 College Acceptance Rates

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 06:32 PM

Admit rates slightly dip again

Ivy Legaue schools released their regular admissions decisions today, and once again the admission rates reached record lows.

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