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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Students Need to Mindful About What They Post Online

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that 25% of admissions officers have checked out an applicant’s social media profile in order to learn more about them. Since this number has dwindled in recent years, do students really need to worry about colleges admissions officers looking at their online profiles?

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Former Admissions Officers Want You to Know

If former admissions officers could do their own college admissions process over again, what do they wish they knew? Our team at IvyWise is made up for former deans and directors of admission from some of the top colleges and universities in the US, and they have some great advice for students preparing to apply to college either this fall or in the near future.

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5 Tips to Help Students Stick to Their College Prep Resolutions

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Plan Ahead to Reach Your Goals in 2019

Whether it is squeezing in more physical activity or implementing better study habits, setting goals for the New Year is a common practice. Unfortunately, straying from these resolutions is almost as prevalent—according to US News and World Report, 80% of goal setters drop their resolution by the second week of February. So how can high school students stick to their college prep resolutions in 2019?

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College Prep New Year’s Resolutions

By Sample HubSpot User on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 10:20 AM

Here are Some Effective College Prep Resolutions for High School Students

It’s 2019 and now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for the new year. Annual resolutions can help students pinpoint their priorities for the next year, which is particularly important when it comes to the college application process.

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Why Outside Reading is Important When Preparing for College

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 07:33 PM

Outside Reading Is a Critical College Prep Tool

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Public Speaking Tips for High School and College Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Don’t Let Fear of Public Speaking Keep You From Your Favorite Activities

In some cases, it can be hard to avoid speaking in public. Whether you’re a high school student presenting at a science fair, or a college student taking a debate course to fulfill a credit requirement, chances are you’ll have to speak in public at some point. Speaking in front of others can be intimidating, but mastering this skill can go a long way toward helping you excel in high school and college.

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5 Questions to Help College Bound Students Discover Their True Passion

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

Colleges Want to See Students Actively Pursuing What Truly Interests Them – Not What They Think College Want to See

While grades and test scores are important college application elements that are considered in the admissions process, they are far from the only factors that influence college admissions decisions. In addition to academic excellence, universities are looking for students with demonstrated interests and passions – or specialists. College admissions offices want to admit students who will make an impact on campus by continuing to pursues those passions, but how can you know what truly interests you? 

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Don’t Go Through the College Admissions Process Alone

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Students Applying to College Should Seek Help From a Number of Different Resources

For students just starting the college admissions process, it can be intimidating and overwhelming, so some perspective from peers going through the same process can be helpful and welcome. We caught up with one of our pro bono students, Oladunni, to get her advice on what students should know when applying to college this fall.

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4 Tips for Leaving a Lasting Impression at Your Summer Internship

By IvyWise on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How to Leave Your Internship On a High Note At the End of the Summer

Internships are valuable experiences for high school and college students alike, as they allow them to gain real-world experience while exploring their interests. Simply getting a behind-the-scenes look at a potential career path can be highly informative for students choosing college majors or considering which courses to enroll in. There are only a few more weeks left for students to make the most of their internships – and make an impact!

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Pay Attention To Course Rigor

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Your High School Courses Pay A Big Role In the Admissions Process

When planning for college, many students often overlook the impact that course selection – or course rigor – can have on their college admissions chances. It’s important for college-bound students, especially for rising seniors, to take the most challenging courses available to them and to do well in them.

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