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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Soft Factors

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In The “Holistic Review” Process Qualitative Elements Like Essays, Recommendations, and More Are Just As Important As Grades and Test Scores

Grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but what about the other college application elements like essays, recommendations, and more? It’s critical for students (and parents!) to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated when applying to college in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools.

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How College Applications Are Evaluated: The Hard Factors

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Quantitative Elements Like Grades, Test Scores, and More are Weighed When Applying to College

College bound students know that grades and test scores are important when applying to college, but exactly how important? It’s critical for students to understand how the different elements of applications are evaluated and what they can do to improve their chances of admission.

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11 Stranger Things GIFs That Perfectly Describe Applying To College

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

Will My College Application Be Sent To The Upside Down?

Some of the first application deadlines have already passed, and with a little less than two months to go before regular decision deadlines, students are grappling with some strange college admissions emotions.

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2017-18 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s Everything College-Bound Seniors Need to Know About the Coalition College Application

The 2017-18 admissions season is ramping up, with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 and the availability of the Coalition application. Over 100 colleges and universities plan to use the Coalition application this year, and there have been a number of changes and enhancements that students and parents need to be aware of before starting on their applications this fall.

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Class of 2022: Have You Started On Your College Applications and Essays?

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Students Can Get a Head Start On College Applications and Essays This Summer

The school year may be coming to a close, but the college admissions process is just starting for rising high school seniors (aka the college class of 2022). In addition to preparing for standardized testing and finalizing college lists, rising seniors also have the opportunity to get a head start on their college application essays during the summer break.

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Colleges Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2021

By IvyWise on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

There’s Still Time to Apply to College! Over 500 Colleges and Universities Are Still Accepting Students to the Class of 2021

Whether you got a late start on the college admissions process, or you weren’t accepted to the colleges to which you applied, there’s still a chance to secure a spot in the class of 2021. NACAC’s annual College Openings Update: Options for Qualified Students survey lists over 500 colleges and universities that have space available for the freshman class entering fall 2017.

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More College Application Mistakes to Avoid

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:47 PM

Watch Out For These College Application Mistakes Before You Hit “Submit”

 

College application deadlines are just days away, so now is the time for students to put the finishing touches on their apps, and double check for any mistakes.

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6 Tips to Help Seniors Finish College Applications Over Winter Break

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:05 PM

Regular Decision Deadlines Are Almost Here!

 

The clock is ticking and college bound students only have a little less than two weeks before regular decision applications are due. Many students will spend their winter break finishing their college applications, and we have some tips to help make that task a little easier.

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College Admission Secrets: Top Tips from Expert College Counselors

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

Get College Prep Info From Those Who Have Made Admission Decisions Before

 

What does it take to get into your top-choice colleges? There are a number of admissions myths out there and various “tips and tricks” that promise to help students gain admission to their dream schools. At IvyWise, we have access to college admission experts who know what colleges are looking for and what students can do to improve their chances of admission, and they’ve revealed some of their top admission tips for college bound students!

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Questions About College Applications Answered

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

IvyWise Counselor Nat Addresses Questions About the Common Application and More on Twitter

 

With the start of the 2016-17 college application season comes a lot of questions about college admissions, college essays, and more. IvyWise counselor Nat took to Twitter last week to answer some pressing questions college bound students had about applying to college this fall.

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