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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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2014-15 College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Essays Students Can Get Started on Before Aug. 1 Open of Common Application  

As the summer begins to wind down, and the college application season starts up, many colleges and universities across the US have released their essay prompts for the 2014-15 application season, allowing students the opportunity to get a head start.  

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Last-Minute College Application Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

College Application Tips and Reasurces Before Regular Decision Deadlines

We’re five days away from Jan. 1 college application deadlines! While some students got their applications completed before the holidays, there’s never a shortage of student scrambling to get everything done a day or two before the deadline.  

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2013-14 Early Decision and Early Action Application Numbers

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

Despite Common App Woes Schools Report Increase in Number of Early Applications

Princeton University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University all reported an increase in the number of early applications this fall.  

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More Colleges Accepting the Universal College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

 Due to Technical Issues with The Common Application Schools Turn to Alternative  

With early decision and early action deadlines approaching, schools that use the Common Application are extending deadlines and some are turning to the Universal College Application in an effort to ensure students are able to apply on time and with few problems.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 21-25

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

More Schools Extend ED/EA Deadlines, Tufts Joins Universal Application 

Early deadlines are quickly approaching and there is a plethora of college admissions news available daily. At IvyWise, we want to simply the information process and deliver the most relevant and current news to families every week.  

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Tips for Supplemental Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

How to Write Stand-Out Supplements

Supplemental essays on the Common Application are a big part of your applicant profile. They help the admissions office learn more about you, demonstrate your interest, and they give you the opportunity to really stand out in the admissions process.

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