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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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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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2015-16 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Here’s What Families Need to Know About the Changes Coming to the Common Application This Year

The Common Application has announced changes for the 2015-16 application, which opens August 1. For rising seniors, the summer is a prime time to get a head start on college applications, with many completing essays well before the August 1 open date. Because of this, it’s important for students and parents to know what to expect on this year’s Common App.
 
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What Students Should Do While Waiting for College Admissions Decisions

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Fight off Senioritis and Focus on Finishing the School Year Strong

This time of year makes for very anxious high school seniors as many wait to hear back from colleges about their admissions decisions. The period between submitting application and receiving decisions can feel like an eternity and often leaves students in an academic limbo with many thinking “I’ve done all I can and the decision is in the hands of the admissions committee – what else can I do?”
 
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5 Tips to Help Manage College Application Stress

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Here's How Students Can Manage the College Application Frenzy

We’re less than a month away from regular decision deadlines, and with many early admissions decisions being released this week and next college application stress is at a fever pitch.

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Early Decision College Application Checklist

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

Here’s What to Do Before Submitting Your Early Decision or Early Action Application  

Early application deadlines are a little over two weeks away, and seniors applying early decision or early action to their top-choice colleges are in the homestretch.  

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