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2016-17 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

The Common Application and the New Coalition Application Have Already Announced 2016-17 Application Prompts

 

The college admissions process is just wrapping up for current high school seniors, but for juniors preparing for the admissions process this fall there’s a chance to get a head start on their essays. The Common Application, the pending Coalition Application, and various colleges are already releasing their essay prompts for the 2016-17 application season.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 18-22

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:13 AM

Coalition application and locker updateUpdates on the Coalition Locker and Application, Some 2016-17 College Essay Prompts Announced

 

The May 1 enrollment deadline is right around the corner, and as the admissions process wraps up for current high school seniors, attention is now turning toward the next round of applicants.

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When Should Juniors Start On Their College Applications?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

The Common App and Anticipated Coalition App Are Encouraging Students to Start On Their Applications Earlier Than Ever

Recently, the Common Application announced that the prompts for the 2016-17 application season will remain the same as last year, and that, instead of waiting for the Aug. 1 open date, current high school juniors can create accounts now that will roll over into the fall admission cycle. This is a big move, as the Common App stands to have some competition from the Coalition App, which plans to launch its “locker” feature soon and new application this summer. But what does this mean for current juniors, who are already under enough college prep pressure that these colleges supposedly want to help alleviate? How early is too early to get started on your college application essays?

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6 Tips For Recording a College Application Video Essay

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Here’s How to Record an Outstanding College Application Essay Video

Many colleges are known for getting creative with their essay prompts, sometimes asking weird and wacky questions to encourage students to dig for thoughtful, creative responses. Another way some colleges are shaking up the college admissions process is with college application essay videos.

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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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2015-16 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 01:27 PM

Colleges Continue to Get Creative With Collge Application Essay Prompts

The 2015-16 college application season is officially underway after the opening of the Common Application over the weekend. Many essay prompts were made available by colleges over the summer, but the launch of the new Common Application has allowed more insight into what colleges want students to write about this year – no matter how strange.
 
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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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Resources to Help You Write an Excellent College Admissions Essay

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Here are Some Resources to Help You Get Started on Your College Application Essays

The August 1 Common Application open date is just around the corner, but many colleges have already released their 2015-16 college essay prompts. For many students, the summer can be a great time to get a head start on their college essays before the school year starts. If you’re already working on your college applications, there are many resources out there that can help you craft a great essay before you’re able to meet with your college counselor this fall.

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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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How to Answer Those Unusual College Application Essay Questions

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Approach Crazy College Essay Prompts with Creativity and an Open Mind 

More and more colleges are getting creative with their applications, including asking some weird, wacky, and unusual essay questions. These out-of-the-ordinary and very open-ended prompts can send some applicants into a panic, unsure about how to approach these crazy admissions essay questions.  

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