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Gap Year Information and Resources

By IvyWise on Wed, May 04, 2016 @ 02:01 PM

Everyone’s Talking About Gap Years

 

Gap years have been growing in popularity in the US for some time now, but with the announcement that First Daughter Malia Obama will take a year off before attending Harvard with the Class of 2021, there’s a revived interest in gap years and their benefits.

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Juniors: How to Get Organized Before Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 04:01 PM

Tools to Help Students Get Organized Before Applying to College

 

By Amy Jeffrey, founder of Make Me a Freshman

Teacher recommendations. Transcripts. FAFSA. These are just three of the many different types of forms that you must track when applying to college. How can you manage them all?

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College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Here are Some Resources to Help High School Juniors Prepare for the College Admissions Process Next School Year

Application deadlines are approaching for current seniors, but this is a critical college prep time for high school juniors, as this is their last full year to prepare before starting the college application process next fall.

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Summer Planning Checklist For Rising College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Here’s What Rising College Freshmen Need to Do This Summer to Prepare For The First Semester of College

The summer before freshman year of college is exciting! You’re so close to realizing your college dreams, however, there’s still lots to be done to prepare for your first year on campus. From packing and choosing classes to spending time with friends, the months leading up to freshman move-in day can be extremely busy – and can go by in a flash.
 
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College Visit Packing List: What to Bring and What to Leave at Home

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Come Prepared to Ask Questions and Take Notes on College Visits, But Leave Other College Apparel at Home 

College visits are a crucial part of the college search process. After all, the best way to learn about a college and its campus is to actually experience it first-hand. The spring semester is a great time to start planning college visits, as students have upcoming spring breaks that they can use to travel.  

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January Feature: What's the 1 In a 4-1-4 Academic Calendar?

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

These Month-Long January Term Classes Offer Unique Learning Opportunities for Students

At IvyWise we like to highlight colleges, programs, and facets of college life that many students may not be aware of. Each month, we will highlight a unique aspect of a school, program, or event in an effort to help students learn more about the variety of institutions in the US – and the many different ways they can get a best-fit education.  

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Spring College Planning Resources for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Underclassmen and Juniors Should Use This Semester To Dive Into College Admissions Preparation  

The start of the spring semester marks the halfway point in the school year for many students, and while seniors spent the fall focused on college applications, now is the time for juniors and underclassmen to get a jump-start on the college admissions process.  

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How to Set Academic and College Prep Goals for 2015

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Set Attainable Academic New Year's Resolutions That Will Help You in the Admissions Process

As the New Year approaches, many people are setting goals and resolutions to accomplish in 2015. The onset of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and determine what improvements to make in the coming months – whether personally, professionally, or, in the case of many high school students, academically.   

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Best Colleges for STEM, Campus Culture, and More

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Dr. Kat's Lists for Students Interested in STEM, Arts, Campus Culture, and More

When researching colleges, it’s important to find an institution that matches your interests and goals, and with over 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, there’s a great fit school out there for everyone. Whether you’re concerned with location, academic offerings, or just the right campus culture, all facets of a school should be examined when determining if you can see yourself attending that institution or not.

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Social Media Tips for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

How Students Can Stay Smart Online When Applying to College

This year’s Kaplan survey of college admissions officers was released last month, and its findings, that more college admissions officers are looking students up online, have sent many students and families into a panic.  

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