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31 College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Resources to Help High School Juniors Stay On Track With Their College Planning

 

The college application process is right around the corner for high school juniors, and we have a number of resources to help college bound juniors get and stay on track before they apply to college in the fall.

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US vs. UK Admissions: What Parents and Students Need to Know

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Here’s How the UK College Admissions Process Differs From Admissions in the US

 

For many students, both domestic and international, applying to college is an opportunity to leave their comfort zone and gain new experiences. While more and more international students are studying in the US every year, a number of students are also looking to the UK for university options.

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College Prep 101: College Admissions Glossary of Terms

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 01:55 PM

Learn the College Admissions Lingo Before Starting Your College Prep

 

Ready to start your college prep but not sure what some of the college admissions lingo means? We’re here to help.

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New College Admissions Guide and Information

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 01:06 PM

Download Our Free Introductory Guide to College Admissions

 

Ready to start your college admissions journey but not sure where to begin? IvyWise’s new College Admissions Guide is a primer that covers a number of topics including what colleges are looking for in applicants, how to build a balanced college list, what to expect on the Common Application, test-optional admissions, and more.

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How to Manage College Admissions Stress

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 @ 11:16 AM

Applying to College Can Be Stressful But It Doesn't Have to Be

It’s only natural for teens to feel pressure when navigating the college admissions process – it is, after all, one of the biggest decisions many teens will have made up until this point. In the January newsletter we covered how to manage test anxiety, which is common among many teens taking the ACT or SAT in hopes of getting into their dream school. While testing anxiety can be crippling, the college preparation process extends beyond one Saturday morning test. Many students can feel overwhelmed going into the process, and the stress can cause problems with grades, family, friends, health, and more.

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College Admission Secrets Pt. 3: What Parents and Students Need to Know About College Applications and Decisions

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

Here's What Parents and Students Need to Know about Gimmicks, Diversity, and Admission Decisions

Many families have a lot of misconceptions about how the college admissions process works and what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions offices. At IvyWise we’re here to help clear up the confusion with our three-part College Admissions Secrets series. In this last installment we address what families need to know about applications and how admission decisions are made.

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College Admission Secrets Pt. 2: What Does and Doesn’t Matter on Your College Application

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

All Information On Your College Application Is Important, But Some Metrics Are More Valuable Than Others

Do you know what really matters on your college application? Students and parents alike can buy into a lot of misconceptions about what’s ‘most important’ to colleges and how students can work to stand out when applying to their dream school.

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College Admission Secrets Pt. 1: How Colleges Read Applications

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

There's More to Evaluating Applications Than Grades and Test Scores

With high school seniors in the thick of the college application process, speculation abounds about how college admissions committees make decisions, what it takes to get in, and whether or not student A is more qualified than student B. “Chancing” is a big part of this frenzy, with students turning to message boards to post their stats in an effort to gain insight as to whether or not they have a shot at their top-choice college. But really goes on behind closed doors?

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FAQ: What You Need to Know About Transfer Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Planning to Transfer to Another College? Here are Some Transfer Application Tips

 The college application season may be underway for current high school seniors, but there’s another group of admissions hopefuls that also need some guidance this season: undergraduate transfer students.

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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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