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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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College Programs for Teaching and Education

By Becca Huntting on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  

While we celebrate teachers’ hard work all year long, teacher appreciation week is a special time to recognize educators going above and beyond. Teaching is a difficult, but extremely rewarding profession. Many colleges allow students to major in education and work towards a teacher’s certificate so that they may start a career in teaching right after graduation.  

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Best College Pranks in History

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!

College students have conducted some of the best pranks in history. Rival schools, politicians, school administrations, and fellow students have all fell victim to elaborate and harmless pranks. A lot of technical planning, crafting, and attention to detail was put in to these projects so they would go off without a hitch. 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Schools With Irish Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, and celebrations will take place around the country this weekend to commemorate the holiday. A strong Irish presence exists at many colleges throughout the country, and at those schools St. Patty’s Day is an important time of year to not only have fun, but also celebrate a strong heritage. With traditions like wearing green and marching in parades, some schools find special ways to showcase their Irish pride.  

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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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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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Happy Mardi Gras!

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Some college cities celebrate Fat Tuesday in a big way

It’s Mardi Gras time! February 12th marks Fat Tuesday, and cities across the nation celebrate with festivals, floats, and food. Students who attend college in towns with Mardi Gras traditions enjoy a special treat each year, and while the carnival may be the same, each party town celebrates in a unique way.

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