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Juniors: Tips to Help You Create Your College List

By IvyWise on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

Here are Some Resources to Help Students Build a Balanced College List

Juniors: Do you know where you’ll be applying to college this fall? Now’s the time to create your balanced college list if you haven’t started already.

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Making Your Own College Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Customize You College List by Developing Your Own Rankings Method

A constant concern of universities, and the media, is the next list of college rankings. Where will an institution land on a list with other “top” colleges, and which schools will be a surprise top 5?

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Cornell University

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Sometimes First Impressions of a College Are Not Dealbreakers

I was the kid that loved the college process. I loved visiting campuses and imagining what it would be like to attend each school. I loved coming up with essay topics and trying to be creative so that I would stand out. I put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into my college applications, but at the beginning, I never would have imagined that would end up at Cornell. 

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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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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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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Boston College

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week our client relations associate Catherine tells us what she loved about attending Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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IvyWise Webinar Series

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 @ 09:54 AM

Informative Videos From Our Expert Counselors Are Just A Click Away!

At IvyWise, we're always thinking of news ways to get families the information they need in order to succeed in the college admissions process. Available now are on-demand college counseling videos featuring our expert counselors speaking on a variety of topics, from community service to how selective schools evaluate applicants.

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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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Social Media and The College Search

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 03:08 PM

#CollegeSearch: Finding your Best Fit with Social Media

You’ve gone on the tours, sat through the information sessions, and examined every inch of the websites – is there any resource you haven’t exhausted in researching colleges? There may be, and it’s something you interact with on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Though social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr may seem like distractions in a tight schedule of school work, extracurricular obligations, and college applications, they can be effective resources by which prospective students research possible schools from the comfort of their own computer or smartphone.  

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College Admission Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Online College Admission Resources for Rising Seniors

Junior year is coming to a close, and for most rising seniors the weight of preparing to apply for college can be pretty heavy. At IvyWise, we aim to make the college admissions process as easy as possible for both students and their families. 

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