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Giving Back in College

By Becca Huntting on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Schools With Service Learning Programs

While community service is required during the admissions process, does not need to stop for students when they attend college. In addition to individual service projects and organized days when student bodies volunteer in their communities, some schools incorporate service learning into the core curriculum. Service learning usually encompasses classroom discussions and lectures that are conducted simultaneously with hands-on projects so that students are able to directly apply new knowledge to helping their communities. Students who are passionate about community service should consider finding a school with a pre-established program that weaves service learning in with other core classes.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 8-12

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:53 AM

UNC Expected To Announce School's First Female Chancellor, Louisville Wins NCAA Championship

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week: 

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Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

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College Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

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College Basketball 2013

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

These schools are ready for March Madness

March Madness is right around the corner, and college basketball fans are preparing for some intense match-ups. College basketball encourages school spirit, competition, and a strong sense of school community. Some schools boast basketball game attendance rates of nearly the entire student population, not to mention additional alumni, faculty, and other super fans. That large fan base can make for an intense arena environment at some schools, and as tournament time approaches, that atmosphere can make match-ups even more intense.  

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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Lessons From College Movies

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Movies about admissions and college life offer some major Dos and Don’ts  

College movies throughout the years have offered insights and advice about college admissions and the college experience. Classic films portray students navigating applications, freshmen year, and the college social scene. While many movies include a sound moral, some plot sequences may be questionable to audience members.  

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A Partnership in Global Higher Education

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 01, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Education City in Qatar offers programs across disciplines through universities from around the world

American universities have expanded their global impact over the past decade by opening campuses abroad. With programs that offer the same degrees, courses, and high-level of academic quality around the world, many schools have been able to give students even more opportunities to expand their knowledge and integrate a global perspective into their education. One excellent example of this endeavor is Doha, Qatar’s Education City. 

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The Oscars: Colleges for Future Filmmakers

By IvyWise on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 @ 04:16 PM

Academy Awards presenters this year came from some impressive programs 

Sunday night, stars flocked to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet and see who would win the most highly-acclaimed awards in Hollywood: the Oscars. Stars like Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Lawrence were amongst those who received the coveted award, and this year, the Academy chose to celebrate the future of filmmaking by choosing six students to present the awards. The contest winners were narrowed down from over 1,100 essays and film submissions answering the question “How will you contribute to the future of movies?” With this opportunity, these young artists are already on the path to stardom and an Academy Award of their own. 

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How to Spend Your Spring Break!

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

Spring break is a great time for relaxation as well as college planning

Spring break is quickly approaching, and while lying by the beach, going on a cruise, or taking a week off to catch up on some sleep sounds tempting, this break can also be utilized for some major college preparation. Spring is an important time for high school students and students can take advantage of their vacation to plan ahead.  

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