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Weekly College News Roundup, April 22-26

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Cooper Union Will Charge Tuition For First Time in History, STEM Students in US May Actually Be in Surplus  

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:   

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Weekly College News Roundup, April 15-19

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

Schools Across the Country Raise Money for Families of Boston Marathon Victims, Corporations Offer Credit-bearing Courses for Employees  

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 8-12

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

UNC Expected To Announce School's First Female Chancellor, Louisville Wins NCAA Championship

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week: 

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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Colleges Announce Misreporting Data for Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

Four universities and one graduate program have come forward in the past year admitting to the release of false admissions data

Within the past year, four undergraduate programs and one graduate program have admitted to misreporting their admissions data for U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, causing some to question just how many schools may be inflating statistics. Bucknell University and Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business are the most recent schools to announce misinformation, both coming forward in the past two weeks. They join Claremont McKenna College, Emory University, and George Washington University which have already reported false standardized test scores, class rankings, GPAs, and other statistics for admitted and enrolled students.

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Financial Aid Breakdown

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

What your financial aid package means when paying for college

Now that the new year is in full swing, college applications are being submitted, and decision letters are being sent, it is important for students to plan ahead for decision-making time. The 2013-2014 federal financial aid application was released on January 1st, and while many deadlines are a few months away, it is important for students and families to plan ahead and discuss how they will finance college. For many college applicants, following an acceptance to a college or university, or maybe even included in that large envelope waiting for you in the mail, is a financial aid package. As it becomes increasingly expensive to fund a higher education, financial aid packages become more important in making a decision about where to attend.

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Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Test-Optional v. Test-Required: Which is the Best-Fit for You?

The October SAT is this weekend, and high school students across the country are squeezing in every last bit of knowledge they can before heading to their testing centers on Saturday.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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Meet the Newest IvyWise Counselor: Nat

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

Meet the Newest Member of the IvyWise Team of Expert Counselors

As a Principal College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Nat is excited to help students reach their goals and get into their best-fit schools. He previously served as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at his alma mater, Skidmore College, and was the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University and, most recently, at the hyper-selective NYU Abu Dhabi.

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