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Final Tips for Early Decision Applications

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 01:18 PM

Take Some Time to Review and Reflect Before Applying Early

 

Early application deadlines are right around the corner! If you are one of the many seniors applying to college early decision or early action this fall, there are a few things that you should double-check before hitting “submit!”

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5 Fall College Prep Tips for Seniors

By IvyWise on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Seniors Need to Set Goals and an Application Timeline ASAP

 

You’ve made it! All that hard work over the past 3 years has finally led to senior year, but what do you do now? Starting off the school year strong and carrying that momentum through the fall will help you make the most of senior year and ensure you’re prepared not only for the college admissions process, but also college itself.

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The Ultimate College Admissions Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 07, 2016 @ 01:19 PM

Everything College Bound High School Seniors Need to Apply to College this Fall

 

It’s back to school time and for high school seniors it’s time to start applying to college! Are you ready?

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Should You Apply to College in the Early Round? EA vs. ED vs. EDII and More

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 12:32 PM

In Order to Manage Yield Colleges Offer Early Decision Programs

 

Did you know that you can apply to a college early and get a decision way before most other students? Many colleges offer “early” application options, with students usually submitting their applications in October or November and receiving a decision by December. With the rise in the number of students applying to multiple colleges, and the difficulty of predicting yield, many colleges are offering a number of early application options. So how do you know if applying early is right for you?

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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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2016-17 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 01:16 PM

2016-17 common application changesHere's Your Student and Parent Guide to the 2016-17 Common Application

 

Before getting a head start on your college applications this summer, make sure you’re aware of Common Application changes for the 2016-17 admissions season.

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When Should Juniors Start On Their College Applications?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

The Common App and Anticipated Coalition App Are Encouraging Students to Start On Their Applications Earlier Than Ever

Recently, the Common Application announced that the prompts for the 2016-17 application season will remain the same as last year, and that, instead of waiting for the Aug. 1 open date, current high school juniors can create accounts now that will roll over into the fall admission cycle. This is a big move, as the Common App stands to have some competition from the Coalition App, which plans to launch its “locker” feature soon and new application this summer. But what does this mean for current juniors, who are already under enough college prep pressure that these colleges supposedly want to help alleviate? How early is too early to get started on your college application essays?

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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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What Matters When Applying to College?

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Here’s What Top Colleges Are Looking For When Evaluating Applications

There are a lot of misconceptions about what colleges are ‘looking for’ when evaluating college applications. Is it a well-rounded student? A well-rounded class? Students with only high SAT scores? Or students just in the top 10% of their class? Every college’s priorities are different, but here’s some insight into the factors that are important to most colleges based on a survey of college admissions officers themselves.

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6 Questions Every High School Senior Asks When Applying to College (As Told By GIFs)

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

While the College Admissions Experience is Unique For Each Student, Many Go Through Similar Emotions

It’s an experience high school seniors across the country are going through together ­– applying to college. Every student is different, but the emotions and questions that the college application process can provoke are pretty predictable.

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