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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 1-5

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

2016-17 Common Application Launch and Overview, More SAT Test Questions Leaked

 

The 2016-17 college application season has begun! Here’s what families need to know about the first week that many students are able to apply to college.

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2016-17 Creative College Application Essay Questions

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 01:35 PM

Here are Some of the Most Creative and Wacky Essay Prompts From This Year’s College Applications

 

The 2016-17 college admissions season has begun, with the availability of the 2016-17 Common Application and the launch of the new Coalition Application. With the start of the new application season comes some strange and quirky essay prompts.

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts for College Applicants

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

Be Mindful of Your Social Media Presence When Applying to College

 

As the college admission season approaches, it’s time for rising high school seniors to prepare for the college application process, including brushing up on some social media tips to help them make the most of their online presence when applying to college. Here are some social media dos and don'ts to consider!

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2016-17 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

What Students and Parents Need to Know About the New Coalition College Admission Application

Looking for the 2017-18 Coalition App Guide? Click here!

As the class of 2021 prepares for the college admissions season this fall they’ll have an extra college application option to choose from: the Coalition application. There have been a lot of questions about the new competitor to the Common App since its announcement, and we’re here to help with a comprehensive guide to the Coalition college application including what it is, what it includes, and whether or not to use it to apply to college this fall.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 23-27

By IvyWise on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 10:50 AM

Many Colleges Not Using the Coalition Application This Fall, Harvard University’s Annual Senior Survey Released

 

It’s the Friday before a long weekend, but there’s still a lot happening in the world of college admissions and higher education news. Read the latest college admissions news before you head out for the holiday!

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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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Colleges That Are Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2020

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

Here’s a List of Colleges and Universities With Later Deadlines

January 1 may have passed, but there are still plenty of colleges accepting regular decision applications. For those students who got a late start on the college admissions process, or are second-guessing their current balanced college list, there are a number of colleges and universities with later application deadlines.

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What Matters When Applying to College?

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Here’s What Top Colleges Are Looking For When Evaluating Applications

There are a lot of misconceptions about what colleges are ‘looking for’ when evaluating college applications. Is it a well-rounded student? A well-rounded class? Students with only high SAT scores? Or students just in the top 10% of their class? Every college’s priorities are different, but here’s some insight into the factors that are important to most colleges based on a survey of college admissions officers themselves.

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6 Questions Every High School Senior Asks When Applying to College (As Told By GIFs)

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

While the College Admissions Experience is Unique For Each Student, Many Go Through Similar Emotions

It’s an experience high school seniors across the country are going through together ­– applying to college. Every student is different, but the emotions and questions that the college application process can provoke are pretty predictable.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success College Application

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

Students Can Apply With the Coalition’s College Application In 2016

It was announced yesterday that over 80 colleges, including all Ivy Leagues and Stanford, had formed a coalition in an effort to increase college access and revamp the way that students apply to college. Known as the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, this initiative plans to launch a new college application next year that would serve as an alternative to The Common Application.

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