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How to Manage College Admissions Stress

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 11:16 AM

Applying to College Can Be Stressful But It Doesn't Have to Be

It’s only natural for teens to feel pressure when navigating the college admissions process – it is, after all, one of the biggest decisions many teens will have made up until this point. In the January newsletter we covered how to manage test anxiety, which is common among many teens taking the ACT or SAT in hopes of getting into their dream school. While testing anxiety can be crippling, the college preparation process extends beyond one Saturday morning test. Many students can feel overwhelmed going into the process, and the stress can cause problems with grades, family, friends, health, and more.

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8 College Admission Dos and Don’ts for Parents

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

Parents Need to Be Involved When Students Apply to College But Avoid Overwhelming the Process

As a parent it’s hard not to want to play a major part of your student’s college search and application process. While it’s important to be involved in the process, there are some boundaries that parents of college bound students need to observe.

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How to Manage College Admissions Stress This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 @ 04:07 PM

Don’t Let College Application Anxiety Keep You From Having a Fun and Successful School Year

The glow of a new school year has worn off, and now college-bound high school seniors are diving head first into college applications – and the stress that comes with it.

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2015 College Admissions Trends Families Need to Know

By IvyWise on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Common App Questions, International Admissions, and More: Here Are the College Admissions Trends Families Need to Prepare for This Summer

The admissions process for the Class of 2019 is just wrapping up, but we’re already seeing new trends developing for the Class of 2020. From online education to alternative admission options , and even problematic Common Application questions that colleges can use to make admissions decisions, there’s a lot brewing for the next crop of college applicants.
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Building a Well-Rounded Class: Why Colleges Want Specialists

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Debunking the Myth of the Well-Rounded Student

The truth is, there is no foolproof way to guarantee admission to your top-choice college. Admissions officers look at a variety of factors when evaluating college applications, and no singular quality is going to make you a shoo-in. 

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Tips for Parents During the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Parents: Be Supportive But Let Your Student Guide the Process

The college admissions process can be difficult both for the students and the parents. Sometimes, parents don’t know what their role should be in the process, and other times, parents get frustrated because their goals may not align with their student’s goals.  

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