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Early Application Deadlines Extended

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 01:50 PM

Early Application Deadlines are Extended for Some Schools Due to Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy pounds the East Coast just days before the Nov. 1 deadline for early applications, many colleges and universities are opting to extend their early application deadlines into the week of Nov. 5 for those affected by the storm.

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Last Minute ACT/SAT Test Prep Tips

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 04:09 PM

Test Prep Tips the Day Before and On Test Day!

The ACT is tomorrow! For those of you who have your pencils sharpened and ready to go for Saturday morning, here are a few last minute tips to help you make sure you’re 100% ready for test day!

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Demonstrated Interest and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

The Dating Game: Letting Colleges Know You're Really Ready to Commit

In this month’s newsletter, we highlight the importance of the college visit and how to prepare for and what students can expect during their tour. While the college visit is very important in deciding where you want to apply, it’s also a part of helping you get in.  

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Applying to US Colleges as an International Student

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

Tips for International Students Applying to US Universities

High school students across the US aren’t the only ones trying to navigate the often-confusing college application process; students across the WORLD are, too. And many are thinking about coming to the US for their higher education.  

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Last Minute Tips for Your College Admissions Essays

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

Dot Your "I"s and Cross Your "T"s: Put the Finishing Touches on Your Essays

Fall deadlines for 2012-2013 college applications are quickly approaching, and for those students applying for early decision or early action, that deadline is just a couple of days away. 

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Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Test-Optional v. Test-Required: Which is the Best-Fit for You?

The October SAT is this weekend, and high school students across the country are squeezing in every last bit of knowledge they can before heading to their testing centers on Saturday.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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Meet the Newest IvyWise Counselor: Nat

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

Meet the Newest Member of the IvyWise Team of Expert Counselors

As a Principal College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Nat is excited to help students reach their goals and get into their best-fit schools. He previously served as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at his alma mater, Skidmore College, and was the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University and, most recently, at the hyper-selective NYU Abu Dhabi.

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Fall Semester For High School Seniors Can Be Tricky: How To Stay Motivated

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 02:24 PM

Beat the Fall Semester Limbo

With application deadlines and standardized test dates looming, most high school seniors are living and breathing college admissions right now. From essays to recommendation letters, college apps can consume a rising senior, and leave little time for anything else.  

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College Recommendation Letter Tips from Freshman to Senior Year

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Recommendation Letter Roundup

One of the most critical elements of a stellar college application is a collection of glowing recommendation letters from counselors, teachers and other administrators you have interacted with during your four years of high school. Recommendation letters play a critical role in painting a picture of how you relate to and interact within your academic and extracurricular activities.  

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