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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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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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Stand Out From The Crowd: Smart Ways to Enhance Your College Applications

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Increase Your Chances of Admission By Putting Together a Genuine and Thoughtful Application

Parents and students hear it every year: The college admissions process is more competitive than ever, and on many levels it’s very true. With the digital age came easier access to application materials, and students are applying to a longer list of colleges than ever before, making for a very saturated applicant pool at many top schools.

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5 Common College Application Essay Myths

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

Make Sure You Know The Truth About College Application Essays Before Starting On Your Common Application

The Common Application opens this weekend on August 1, and for many rising seniors this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on their college applications before the start of the school year. However, before students dive into their college application essays, they need to know what’s true, and what’s false, about these common application essay myths.
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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

More Students Are Applying to Dozens of Colleges, But Is That a Smart Strategy?

With colleges receiving more applications than ever before and admissions rates dwindling each year, many college-bound students are deciding to hedge their bets and apply to as many schools as possible in order to secure sufficient offers of admission. Just this week it was reported that seniors at a New Jersey high school applied to, on average, 45 colleges each, with one student applying to as many as 70. There have been other reports of students applying to dozens of colleges ­– sometimes 30, 40, even 50. But is this really beneficial? How much is too much when it comes to college applications?
 
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Job Search vs. the College Search: Tips for Recent College Graduates

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Finding a Post Grad Job is A Lot Like Applying to College

For many December college graduates, the New Year has been spent searching for that first post-grad job. Recent grads may feel lost in the process, and struggle with this unfamiliar landscape. What many don’t realize, however, is that they’ve been through this intensive process before – when they applied to college!  

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5 Tips to Help Manage College Application Stress

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Here's How Students Can Manage the College Application Frenzy

We’re less than a month away from regular decision deadlines, and with many early admissions decisions being released this week and next college application stress is at a fever pitch.

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College Admissions FAQ

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Answers to Some of the Most Common College Admissions Questions  

Recently, IvyWise CEO and founder Dr. Kat Cohen stopped by the TODAY Show to talk about what college students should include in their college applications. A lot of great questions came up, and we want to make sure families are armed with the knowledge they need to succeed. Many of these questions and concerns stem a lack of clarity or  understanding of the college admissions process.  At IvyWise, we strive to help families demystify the college application process and guide students on how to put their best foot forward when it comes time to apply.  

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