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College Visit Cancelled? Here’s What to Do Instead

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Learn What to Do Next If Your College Tour is Cancelled

Generally speaking, the start of spring is a prime time for college tours, as many students schedule campus visits during their spring break. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting plans dramatically, as a number of colleges are cancelling large gatherings, including campus tours. 

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Study Abroad

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

Take Your International Learning Experience to the Next Level

For many college students, studying abroad is a highlight of their academic experience. Between learning about a different culture and exploring a foreign land, there are many elements of study abroad and international experiences that make them both academically and personally fulfilling.

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College Prep Over the Holidays: How to De-stress but Stay on Track

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

How to Have Fun While Staying Focused

With the holiday break just days away, it’s all too easy for students to check out and go on vacation-mode. While there is nothing wrong with taking some time off to recharge, students who are preparing for the college admissions process need to stay mindful and motivated throughout the season.

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What Does 'Rolling Admissions' Mean?

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Understand How the Rolling Admissions Process Works

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all top-choice college for every student, the application process itself is far from universal. Some students may choose to apply early, while others could benefit from a gap year, regular round applications, or selecting institutions with rolling admissions processes.

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Good Resources for College Scholarships

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How to Start Your Scholarship Search and What to Do to Stand Out

In addition to searching for the school that best aligns with personal needs and goals, many students and families are eager to find higher education options that are a good financial fit. College scholarships can help make universities more affordable while also offering students the opportunity to spotlight unique strengths and passions.

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College-Bound High School Students Need to Be More Chill

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Photo credit: Be More Chill Instagram

Teen Hit Musical Be More Chill Offers Some Great Lessons for High School Students – Especially Those Applying to College

What do the college admissions process and a teen musical have in common? They want high students to Be More Chill! The popular musical hit Broadway this February, and we caught up with Katlyn Carlson, one of the show’s stars and a friend of Dr. Kat and IvyWise, to talk about the show and its themes that can resonate with college-bound high school students.

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College Prep New Year’s Resolutions

By Sample HubSpot User on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 10:20 AM

Here are Some Effective College Prep Resolutions for High School Students

It’s 2019 and now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for the new year. Annual resolutions can help students pinpoint their priorities for the next year, which is particularly important when it comes to the college application process.

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College Prep Planning For 8th Grade Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Current 8th Graders Should Start Making a Plan for Their First Year of High School

The easiest way to minimize the stress associated with the college admissions process is to start early! If you have an understanding of what admissions officers are looking for and what you need to check off of your to-do list and when, you can avoid last-minute time crunches. Do yourself a favor and use the summer before 9th grade to plan for your freshman year of high school and, ultimately, set yourself up for college prep success for the next four years.

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Extracurricular Activity Resources for High School Freshmen and Sophomores

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

Are You Participating In Meaningful Extracurricular Activities?

Colleges want to see what students are doing outside of the classroom, so high school students should seek out extracurricular opportunities that they’re passionate about and match their interests. For high school freshmen and sophomores, it can be hard to figure out exactly what their interests are and the activities that best suit those passions. Luckily, there are a number of resources for high school freshmen and sophomores to help them identify their core interests and find activities that support them.

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How to Create a College Prep Plan

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

Start the Year By Creating a Comprehensive College Prep Plan

Crafting a thoughtful and thorough college prep plan is critical to reaching your college admissions goals, but often students aren’t sure where to start. It’s important for students to take some time to evaluate where they are in the process, their goals, and how they plan to achieve them.

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