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College-Bound High School Students Need to Be More Chill

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

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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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Managing Back-to-School Stress This Fall

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Don’t Let Back-to-School Stress Ruin an Exciting Semester

The back-to-school season can bring a lot of excitement with a new semester, new classes, and maybe even a new school for some students. But with that excitement can sometimes come anxiety as students adjust to a new routine and continue their college prep – or even start on college applications.

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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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It’s All in The Mind: Growth Mindset and College Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

Adopting A Growth Mindset Can Help Students Succeed In The Classroom and In Their College Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

How can students learn better, and how can those skills translate into college and post-graduate success? The concept of Growth Mindset, from the research of Carol Dweck, has taken education world by storm and greatly impacted the way educational professionals view student instruction. Recently, Khan Academy hosted LearnStorm - Growth Mindset Livestream, and the team here at IvyWise has a breakdown of exactly what Growth Mindset is and how it’s beneficial when preparing for, and once students are in, college.

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Ready for College? Here's Some College Prep Advice from IvyWise Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

Learn About the College Admissions Process From Two IvyWise Students

As high school seniors across the US, and the world, await admission decisions for the class of 2021, it’s important to remember the focus of this process at the end of the day: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with some amazing students, and they have some advice for other students just starting the college admissions process.

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31 College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Resources to Help High School Juniors Stay On Track With Their College Planning

 

The college application process is right around the corner for high school juniors, and we have a number of resources to help college bound juniors get and stay on track before they apply to college in the fall.

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20 College Prep Resources for High School Sophomores

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Resources to Help Sophomores Get Started With College Planning

 

Junior year is right around the corner, so now is the perfect time for high school sophomores to start thinking about their college plans and what they need to do now in order to prepare for the admissions process.

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