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College Campus Life Considerations: Dorm Life

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Finding the Best-Fit Housing in Your Best-Fit School

For high school sophomores and juniors, fall marks the first steps in the college search process. Many schools have a mid-October fall break, and students and families often use this time to go on college visits. At IvyWise, our team of expert counselors always stress the importance of the college visit. Not only does it give you the opportunity to show demonstrated interest, a factor that admissions officers take into consideration when reading applications, but it also gives you the chance to get a feel for campus life first-hand.  

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Choosing a College Location

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 01:36 PM

Location, Location, Location!

Recently, Dr. Kat spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the benefits and shortcomings of virtual campus tours.  Virtual tours are a great (and free!) way to gain an overview of a campus’ main attractions, but even with technological advancements, nothing beats the impression you gain from stepping onto a college campus. At IvyWise, we advise that whenever possible, students should visit a college in-person to get a sense of the three Cs – campus, classroom, and community.

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on NYU

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week, our Executive Assistant, Amanda, shares what she loved about attending New York University in New York City, New York:

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Skidmore College

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 04:41 PM

Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Skidmore College

This week one of our new interns, Sara, shares why she chose Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Sara will be a freshman at Skidmore this fall:

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How Do I Choose Which Colleges to Apply to?

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. As juniors embark on the college admissions process (and visit schools over Spring Break), now is a great time to make a preliminary college list. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see students make and some tips from Dr. Kat to help you narrow your focus. 

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After the College Visit

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 01:11 PM

What To Do After a College Visit

College websites, brochures, and catalogs offer lots of information, however, nothing beats the insight you can gain from stepping onto a college campus. Last week, we shared our top dos and don'ts to make the most of your college visits. But, what happens once you’ve come home from your visit?

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College Visit Dos and Don'ts

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

College Visit Dos and Don'ts

Words, websites, and even extensive college research cannot replace your actual firsthand impressions of a school. Dr. Katherine Cohen, Founder and CEO of IvyWise and ApplyWise.com, recommends using the upcoming holiday weekend for college visits.

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