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Wacky College Courses

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 03:52 PM

Who Said Learning Can't Be Fun? Interesting and Odd College Classes

Did you know that at some schools you can take a classes on Harry Potter, how to watch the TV show The Wire, and even one on Lady GaGa’s (actual) fame? Many colleges these days are offering interesting course selections that take pop culture and familiar icons and use them as tie-ins to deeper, more intellectual ideas and lessons. 

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College Campus Life: Wacky Student Clubs and Organizations

By IvyWise on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 04:35 PM

Campus Life Considerations: Student Clubs and Organizations

Making new friends and getting involved on campus starts with exploring your interests. Student clubs and organizations are a great way to meet new people and build on the skills and interests that you already have.  

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Demonstrated Interest and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

The Dating Game: Letting Colleges Know You're Really Ready to Commit

In this month’s newsletter, we highlight the importance of the college visit and how to prepare for and what students can expect during their tour. While the college visit is very important in deciding where you want to apply, it’s also a part of helping you get in.  

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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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Test-Optional Colleges and Universities

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Test-Optional v. Test-Required: Which is the Best-Fit for You?

The October SAT is this weekend, and high school students across the country are squeezing in every last bit of knowledge they can before heading to their testing centers on Saturday.  

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How to Use College Rankings?

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

Rise From the Ranks

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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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5 Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

So many colleges, so hard to find the best fit. As rising seniors create their college lists this summer, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. Here are some tips from Dr. Kat to help narrow your focus.

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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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