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5 Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

So many colleges, so hard to find the best fit. As rising seniors create their college lists this summer, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. Here are some tips from Dr. Kat to help narrow your focus.

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One Year of the IvyWise Blog

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

Happy Birthday, IvyWise Blog!

One year ago today, we launched the IvyWise blog. We wanted the blog to be a free and accessible way to share expert information about the college admissions process with students and their families. Our IvyWise staff and counselors have truly enjoyed contributing to the blog and we hope that you enjoy reading it. In honor of our first birthday, we thought we’d take a look at some of the topics we’ve covered in the past year, and hope that you will tell us what you want to see from us in the year to come.

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College Acceptance Rates, Then and Now

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

College Acceptance Rates, Then and Now

This summer, as many rising seniors create their college list, we remind our students that there are no guarantees when it comes to college admissions. Admission at the nation's most selective schools has become much more competitive over the past decade. To add some perspective, keep in mind that parents of today's high school students likely applied to college 20 or more years ago.

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College Acceptance Rates, Class of 2016

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

College Admission Rates, Class of 2016

College admission at the nation’s most selective schools has become increasingly competitive. As another admissions cycle comes to an end, many colleges are reporting another rise in applications and another decrease in acceptance rates. According to the Department of Education, there are 3.2 million graduating seniors in the US this year and the number of international students in the US has increased by more than 20% since 2007. Below is a list of colleges including the number of students who applied to each school and the percentage of students who were accepted. We will continue to update this list as more information is released in the coming weeks. 

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College Admissions Apps: Organization

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 02:19 PM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Organization If you are like most busy high school students, the demands made on you inside and outside of the classroom combined with the pressures of getting into college can leave you feeling scattered. The following apps might help you optimize homework and study time, while also keeping you organized and on track.

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College Admissions Apps: Test Prep

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 01:47 PM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Test Prep Standardized tests can be coached and the best way to prepare is with in-depth, sustained tutoring over a long period of time. IvyWise tutors can customize a curriculum to help you reach your goals. Our tutors build students' confidence while helping them develop effective learning skills, strategies, and techniques. Additionally, you might want to try the following apps to help you log additional practice time in between sessions with your tutor and while you are out and about.

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College Admissions Apps: College Search

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

Lets be honest, the college process can be stressful. Many applications have gotten longer, essay questions more complex, and the competition stronger than ever. While independent counselors like the ones at IvyWise aim to alleviate this stress, there are also less conventional resources, such as apps, to help you simplify the daunting task of applying to college. Whether reminding you of deadlines, helping you find your perfect college match, keeping all of your documents in one place, or preparing you for standardized tests, the following apps might be worth checking out.

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How Do I Choose Which Colleges to Apply to?

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. As juniors embark on the college admissions process (and visit schools over Spring Break), now is a great time to make a preliminary college list. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see students make and some tips from Dr. Kat to help you narrow your focus. 

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Colleges for East Asian Studies

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 10:22 AM

Dr. Kat’s List: Colleges for East Asian Studies

Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Dragon! While the Year of the Rabbit was characterized by calm and tranquility, the upcoming year is expected to bring excitement and unpredictability. For students seeking an academic and social experience as exhilarating as the dragon’s personality, Dr. Kat and the expert counselors at IvyWise have identified a list of colleges with strong Asian Studies programs.

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Working with Your College Counselor

By Sarah Shanahan on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

9 Ways to Work with Your High School College Counselor

People often ask us what we think about high school counselors. Our reply: We love them! Your high school guidance counselor is one of the most useful resources for college information and you should try to cultivate a relationship with your high school college counselor as early as possible in your high school experience.

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