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5 Easy Ways for Rising Seniors to Get a Jumpstart on College Apps

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Start Your College Apps Early To Stay Sharp and Feel Confident

For many rising seniors, summer is an opportunity to explore new learning experiences and prepare for an important year ahead. In addition to beating summer brain drain, getting a head start on college applications can help make the process feel more manageable.

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4 Movies About Applying to College and What Students Can Learn From Them

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Add These Films to Your Netflix Queue to Get Your College Movie Fix

As a major milestone and a serious coming of age moment for many students, it’s no wonder college is a popular backdrop choice for many movies. From scenes in the library to football stadiums, there are many different glimpses of campus life that motion pictures strive to capture.

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The Common App Is Getting a New Look

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

The New Common App Site Will Launch in July 2019

College-bound students looking to get a head start on their college apps this summer will be met with a refreshed Common App website, according to the popular college application platform. The new Common App site will launch in July, giving students a chance to become familiar with the new look before the 2019-20 application officially opens Aug. 1.

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2019-20 Coalition App Guide

By IvyWise on Fri, May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Everything Students Need to Know About the 2019-20 Coalition Application

Current high school seniors may be done with the college admissions process, but it’s already starting for juniors who will be applying in the fall. For those planning to apply to college this fall, it’s important to understand the different application options available and how they can impact your application strategy. While the Common App is by far the most popular, there are still over 140 schools that use the Common App’s alternative, the Coalition application.

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College Openings Update 2019: Colleges Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2019

By IvyWise on Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 11:54 AM

These Schools Still Have Space For Students in the Class of 2023

For students who maybe got a late start on the college admissions process, or their goals and interests have suddenly changed, trying to apply for admission to the fall term may seem impossible. However, there are close to 450 colleges and universities in the US and abroad that are still accepting applications for the class of 2023.

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How to Make the Most of an After School Job

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

After School Jobs Can Help Students Expand Their Horizons and Build Their Skill Set

Whether it’s bussing tables at a local restaurant or babysitting your neighbor’s kids, after school jobs are an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-life experience while getting a head start on savings.

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What to Do After Submitting Your College Applications

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 01:05 PM

Your Apps are In – Now What? 

For high school seniors across the country, the past few months have likely been a whirlwind of writing, editing, and putting the final touches on early and regular round college applications. While finishing up the last of your applications can feel like a satisfying achievement, many students are at a loss for what to do next.

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Last-Minute College Application Advice from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Here are Some Top Tips from Our Team of Expert Counselors

Regular application deadlines are just days away! Are you ready to hit “submit” on your final few college applications?

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How to Talk About Applying to College This Thanksgiving

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The College Admissions Process Can be a Sensitive Subject Over the Holidays – Here’s How to Approach It

The holidays can bring together friends and family members that may not be able to see each other frequently, and that can result in a lot of catching up over dinner conversation – especially when a student is applying to college. It’s not unusual for family members to default to the college conversation as soon as they see a high school senior, but sometimes this can unintentionally lead to additional stress or students just having the same discussion over and over again. Here’s how parents, students, and family members can approach the college conversation this Thanksgiving.

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College Prep 101: Guide to College Application Recommendation Letters

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

Recommendation Letters are an Extremely Important College Application “Soft Factor”

Most colleges will require recommendation letters as part of the admissions process, but why do they matter? For many students, recommendations can be an afterthought as it’s one part of the application they don’t actually have to write, but neglecting this important application component can hurt your applicant profile.

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