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What are Your Goals for 2020?

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Our Suggestions for Academic Resolutions for 2020

With the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for 2020. Whether you’re prioritizing test preparation or hoping to boost your grades, every student can benefit from setting resolutions that relate to their academic journey.

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What are the Chances of Getting into Your Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn More about  Calculating Your Admissions Odds

With the deadline for regular round college applications right around the corner, many high school seniors are curious about the acceptance rates at their top-choice institutions. It’s natural to wonder what your chances of admission are, but how can students properly evaluate their acceptance odds?

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How to Set Test Prep Goals for 2020

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Get a Head Start on Planning for the New Year

With the new year right around the corner, now's the time to start thinking about your test prep goals for 2020. Whether you’re a freshman who is just beginning to think about college, a sophomore gearing up to start test prep, or a junior who is already in the thick of it, there are concrete steps that you can take in 2020 to get closer to achieving your test prep goals.

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History of Acceptance at Boston University

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 02, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn More About Gaining Admittance at BU

With its highly desirable and centralized location and a multitude of specialty programs, it’s no wonder that Boston University is a top choice for many students. In recent years, its acceptance rate has plummeted significantly, leaving many applicants to wonder what it takes to gain a seat in the class.

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6 Colleges with Fun Thanksgiving Traditions

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus

For many students, a college campus is more than a setting for higher education and learning; it becomes a second home. In order to instill this sense of community from the start, many top colleges celebrate holidays, including Thanksgiving, in a huge way.

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What Does 'Rolling Admissions' Mean?

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Understand How the Rolling Admissions Process Works

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all top-choice college for every student, the application process itself is far from universal. Some students may choose to apply early, while others could benefit from a gap year, regular round applications, or selecting institutions with rolling admissions processes.

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US vs. UK College Costs

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

How Do College Costs Stack Up Across the Pond?

Cost a very important factor to consider for most students applying to college, especially for those interested in schools in both the US and the UK. In order to adequately budget for a college degree, applicants need to not only account for tuition costs, but also related expenses such as application fees, tuition, the cost of living in certain cities, and more. US colleges can be pricey, however, it’s not a guarantee that attending university in UK will be less expensive in the long run.

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What Is Test-Optional Admissions?

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 01:08 PM

Here's What Test-Optional Means For College-Bound Students

Last week, the University of Chicago announced that it will no longer require SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants from the US. UChicago is one the of the first major research universities to announce a test-optional policy, but test-optional and test-flexible admissions have been around for a long time. What exactly does it mean and how does it affect applicants?

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3 Tips to Help You Build Your Balanced College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Research Is Key To Creating a Balanced List of Colleges To Apply To

The college admission season is here, but where are you applying? Students should start researching colleges and building a balanced college list junior year, and continue to refine their list throughout the school year.

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How to Research Colleges This Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Use Your Free Time This Summer to Catch Up on College Research

August is just around the corner – which means a new Common App and the start of a new college admissions season. For rising seniors and juniors, the last few weeks before the start of the school year is a great time to research potential colleges in order to develop and refine their balanced college lists.

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