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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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November College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

Now is the Time to Focus on Grades and Regular Applications

With November comes the first big wave of early decisions and early action applications. While many deadlines were extended this year, even more were not, so most students applying early to their top-choice school have already completed at least one college application!  

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October College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

Stay On Track Through the Fall With the October Checklist 

As the weather gets cooler, we dive further into admissions season! With school, extracurricular activities, family time, and, for many, college applications, it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on.

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College Admissions Blogs and Online Resources

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

Best Online Resources for College Admissions Help

Living in a digital age means many parents and students turn to the Internet first when looking for guidance with the college admissions process. With the Common App completely digital, virtual campus tours, a host of information on college websites and even virtual college fairs, it’s only natural that families seek out tips and information on the web.  

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September College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

Fall College Planning Tips for High School Students

Labor Day and the beginning of September traditionally mark the unofficial end of summer, and with the new month comes a new school year and the time to plan for college!

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How to Avoid Undermatching When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Creating a Balanced College List is Important to Avoid Undermatching

Are you applying to the right schools? During college admissions season we talk a lot about creating a balanced college list of schools that are best-fits for your personal and academic goals, but some students may not be choosing schools that are the best academic and budgetary matches. 

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Back to School Tips for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

Tackling College Admissions, One Grade at a Time

Your next year of high school is around the corner, but don’t fret! IvyWise is here to help you plan for the future, and prepare for what’s to come. Whether you’ll be entering high school for the first time, or already planning for college next year, we have advice to help you start the year strong, and maintain the drive through the fall, winter, and spring. 

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5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About Where You Will Apply

It may be the middle of summer, but application season is fast approaching! In just a couple of weeks the Common App will be released, but with the prior announcement of the essay topics, and some schools announcing their supplement questions early, many rising high school seniors have already started on their applications.

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