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31 College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

Resources to Help High School Juniors Stay On Track With Their College Planning

 

The college application process is right around the corner for high school juniors, and we have a number of resources to help college bound juniors get and stay on track before they apply to college in the fall.

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College Prep Goals for 2017

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Start 2017 Off Strong By Setting Goals For The New Semester

 

Now that it’s a new year and winter break is over, it’s time to start focusing on what you should be doing to get ahead and make the most of the rest of the school year.

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New College Admissions Guide and Information

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 01:06 PM

Download Our Free Introductory Guide to College Admissions

 

Ready to start your college admissions journey but not sure where to begin? IvyWise’s new College Admissions Guide is a primer that covers a number of topics including what colleges are looking for in applicants, how to build a balanced college list, what to expect on the Common Application, test-optional admissions, and more.

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5 Tips for Choosing High School Classes

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

Students Should Strike a Balance Between Challenging and Manageable

 

As students prepare to head back to school, many are examining their class schedule, gauging how difficult the next academic year will be and how they will achieve their grade goals. But it’s not just grades that colleges consider when evaluating applicants for admission. Colleges are also looking at the classes applicants are taking, how challenging they are, and how those courses align with students’ interests and academic goals.

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College Prep 101: How to Stay Organized When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 12:57 PM

IvyWise Staff Member Alison Used Spreadsheets and Checklists to Stay Organized When Applying to College

 

By Alison, IvyWise Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator

When I started formulating my balanced college list, I really was unsure what type of university or college I was looking for. I didn’t have a particular major in mind, all I knew was that I wanted to make sure I chose a school that would foster my own academic and professional growth while being a place I would be comfortable and proud to call home.

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2016-17 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 01:16 PM

2016-17 common application changesHere's Your Student and Parent Guide to the 2016-17 Common Application

 

Before getting a head start on your college applications this summer, make sure you’re aware of Common Application changes for the 2016-17 admissions season.

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College Visit Dos and Don'ts For Students and Parents

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:53 AM

What and What Not to Do While Visiting Colleges

 

College visits are a critical part of the college search process, and it’s important for students and parents to make the most of their time on campus. Before you head off to prospective colleges, make sure you know what – and what not – to do while you’re there!

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College Prep Tips: The Benefits of Outside Reading

By Catherine DiMarzo on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 11:41 AM

Start Your College Prep By Picking Up Your Outside Reading

 

By Catherine DiMarzo, IvyWise Client Relations Manager

Families often ask what their students can be doing to demonstrate their intellectual horsepower outside of the classroom. One of the first things that our counselors recommend is outside reading. Specifically, reading that is not assigned for homework or as part of a class. There are many books, blogs, and online journals that high school students can read that will help them explore and become experts in their areas of interest.

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Juniors: How to Get Organized Before Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 04:01 PM

Tools to Help Students Get Organized Before Applying to College

 

By Amy Jeffrey, founder of Make Me a Freshman

Teacher recommendations. Transcripts. FAFSA. These are just three of the many different types of forms that you must track when applying to college. How can you manage them all?

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When Should Juniors Start On Their College Applications?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

The Common App and Anticipated Coalition App Are Encouraging Students to Start On Their Applications Earlier Than Ever

Recently, the Common Application announced that the prompts for the 2016-17 application season will remain the same as last year, and that, instead of waiting for the Aug. 1 open date, current high school juniors can create accounts now that will roll over into the fall admission cycle. This is a big move, as the Common App stands to have some competition from the Coalition App, which plans to launch its “locker” feature soon and new application this summer. But what does this mean for current juniors, who are already under enough college prep pressure that these colleges supposedly want to help alleviate? How early is too early to get started on your college application essays?

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