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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 


Looking for regular decision release dates for the Class of 2021? Click here!

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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College Board Announces Changes to SAT

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

The College Board Unveils New SAT, First Overhaul Since 2005  

College Board President David Coleman announced changes today to the SAT today at SXSW, marking the first overhaul of the college admission exam since 2005.  The new SAT is expected to be released in 2016.  

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Grades Still Most Important Factor in College Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

NACAC’s 2013 State of College Admissions Report Finds Grades Most Important, Students Applying to Fewer Schools

For the first time in 20 years, the percentage of students applying to seven or more schools declined according to NACAC’s 2013 State of College Admissions Report, which surveys admissions trends from the fall 2012 season.

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Class of 2018 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

2013-14 Early Acceptance Rates are Released

This week, early application decisions are rolling out, marking the beginning of the end of an interesting admissions season.

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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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