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3 Pieces of College Admissions Advice for the Class of 2018

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 12:33 PM

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself. Colleges Want a Person Not a Paper.”

The college admissions process is officially underway for the high school class of 2018, with the Common Application now open and the new school year just around the corner. Applying to college can be a stressful and intimidating process, but there are simple steps that rising high school seniors can take to make the most of their admissions journey.

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The Ultimate College Prep Guide: Twitter Chat Recap

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Here are Some College Prep Tips From Last Week’s Twitter Chat

 

IvyWise was a guest in last week’s #CollegeCash Twitter chat, and provided a number of college prep tips for parents and students ready to start planning for college!

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How to Ace Your College Admissions Interview

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 11:29 AM

Admissions Interviews Can Help You Stand Out and Demonstrate Interest

 

Now that we are at the height of application season, it’s a good idea to start preparing for the possibility of a college admissions interview. This is a chance for the college to put a face to the name on your application, and it is your opportunity to stand out and provide some additional context for your application.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 5-9

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

New Survey of College Admissions Officers Reveals What’s Most Important When Applying to College

 

It’s officially back to school season, and as students ease into the new school year college planning is back on the minds of many families. There were a number of college admissions news stories this week, and we have everything you need to know right here!

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5 Tips for Choosing High School Classes

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

Students Should Strike a Balance Between Challenging and Manageable

 

As students prepare to head back to school, many are examining their class schedule, gauging how difficult the next academic year will be and how they will achieve their grade goals. But it’s not just grades that colleges consider when evaluating applicants for admission. Colleges are also looking at the classes applicants are taking, how challenging they are, and how those courses align with students’ interests and academic goals.

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How Seniors Can Prep Their Social Media for the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

Social Media Is a Big Part of College Prep During the Summer

 

Yes, colleges are looking at your social media. Kaplan’s most recent survey found that “40% of college admissions officers browse social media profiles to learn more about admissions candidates.” In addition to summer activities, essay writing, and other summer college prep tasks, rising high school seniors should also take an inventory of their social media presence and decide how to use it to their advantage.

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College Prep 101: How to Stay Organized When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 12:57 PM

IvyWise Staff Member Alison Used Spreadsheets and Checklists to Stay Organized When Applying to College

 

By Alison, IvyWise Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator

When I started formulating my balanced college list, I really was unsure what type of university or college I was looking for. I didn’t have a particular major in mind, all I knew was that I wanted to make sure I chose a school that would foster my own academic and professional growth while being a place I would be comfortable and proud to call home.

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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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