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Top Essay Writing Tips From Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 01:17 PM

Here’s What College Bound Students Need to Do to Write a Great College Application Essay

It’s college application crunch time for high school seniors, and there are probably more than a few of you who are behind on writing those application essays. Don’t get stressed! Our team of counselors is here to help with some of their top essay writing tips.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Soft Factors

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In The “Holistic Review” Process Qualitative Elements Like Essays, Recommendations, and More Are Just As Important As Grades and Test Scores

Grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but what about the other college application elements like essays, recommendations, and more? It’s critical for students (and parents!) to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated when applying to college in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Hard Factors

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Quantitative Elements Like Grades, Test Scores, and More are Weighed When Applying to College

College bound students know that grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but exactly how important? It’s critical for students to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated and what they can do to improve their chances of admission.

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2017-18 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s Everything College-Bound Seniors Need to Know About the Coalition College Application

The 2017-18 admissions season is ramping up, with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 and the availability of the Coalition application. Over 100 colleges and universities plan to use the Coalition application this year, and there have been a number of changes and enhancements that students and parents need to be aware of before starting on their applications this fall.

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Class of 2022: Have You Started On Your College Applications and Essays?

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Students Can Get a Head Start On College Applications and Essays This Summer

The school year may be coming to a close, but the college admissions process is just starting for rising high school seniors (aka the college class of 2022). In addition to preparing for standardized testing and finalizing college lists, rising seniors also have the opportunity to get a head start on their college application essays during the summer break.

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Yes, Your Social Media Matters When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

Even After You’re Admitted Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Admission Decisions

This spring, at least 10 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 had their offers of admission rescinded after the university was alerted to a private group message in which some incoming freshmen were posting offensive memes. This is a good opportunity to remind college bound students of the effect social media can have on the college admissions process before – and after – applying.

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2017-18 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s What to Expect on the 2017-18 Common Application

The admissions cycle for the class of 2021 may be over, but the college preparation journey is just starting for current juniors who are planning to apply to college this fall. Students are getting started on their applications earlier than ever, and it's important to stay informed on the latest Common Application changes before the summer and fall.

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More College Application Mistakes to Avoid

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:47 PM

Watch Out For These College Application Mistakes Before You Hit “Submit”

 

College application deadlines are just days away, so now is the time for students to put the finishing touches on their apps, and double check for any mistakes.

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College Admission Secrets: Top Tips from Expert College Counselors

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

Get College Prep Info From Those Who Have Made Admission Decisions Before

 

What does it take to get into your top-choice colleges? There are a number of admissions myths out there and various “tips and tricks” that promise to help students gain admission to their dream schools. At IvyWise, we have access to college admission experts who know what colleges are looking for and what students can do to improve their chances of admission, and they’ve revealed some of their top admission tips for college bound students!

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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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