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Tips For Creating College Application Resume

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Students Should Begin Keeping A Resume In 9th Grade, Summer Is A Good Time To Start

Resumes are a mystery to many people, even adults who have been keeping one for years. For high school students, however, the concept of a resume is even more confusing when putting it into the context of college applications.  

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College Admission Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Online College Admission Resources for Rising Seniors

Junior year is coming to a close, and for most rising seniors the weight of preparing to apply for college can be pretty heavy. At IvyWise, we aim to make the college admissions process as easy as possible for both students and their families. 

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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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Regular Decision Notification Dates, Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

Schools Announce Regular Decision Notification Dates for 2013

 

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American University released their regular decisions last week, and as March comes to a close more schools are gearing up to notify applicants whether or not they will be admitted to the Class of 2017. For those of you waiting to hear your admission decision for your regular application, here are release dates for some schools across the country:

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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Lessons From College Movies

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Movies about admissions and college life offer some major Dos and Don’ts  

College movies throughout the years have offered insights and advice about college admissions and the college experience. Classic films portray students navigating applications, freshmen year, and the college social scene. While many movies include a sound moral, some plot sequences may be questionable to audience members.  

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AP Exam Partipation and Test Scores Increased in 2012

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 10:29 AM

More High School Graduates Are Taking AP Exams, Scoring Higher

The number of high school graduates taking AP exams and test scores increased in 2012 according to the College Board’s annual AP report released yesterday.

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2013-2014 Common Application Essay Questions

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 @ 09:57 AM

The Common Application Announces 2013-2014 Essay Prompts, Longer Word Limit

Today the Common Application released the essay prompts for the 2013-2014 application, along with news that they will enforce a strict 650 word limit, an increase of 150 words from the previous 500 word limit.

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6 College Admissions Myths

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 01:45 PM

6 Common College Admissions Myths

There’s a lot of stress, pressure and confusion surrounding the college admissions process, so it’s only natural that people develop a lot of theories about how it actually works.  

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What to do if You've Been Deferred

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

Getting Deferred in the Early Round is Not the End of the World; Here's What to Do

You did everything you were supposed to do: researched your dream school, visited campus, and sent in your application before the Early Decision/Early Action deadline.  After all your hard work, you’ve gotten back a deferral.  So what happens now?  

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