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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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College Prep Resources for High School Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Here are Some Resources to Help High School Juniors Prepare for the College Admissions Process Next School Year

Application deadlines are approaching for current seniors, but this is a critical college prep time for high school juniors, as this is their last full year to prepare before starting the college application process next fall.

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College Trivia and Fun Facts

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Test Your College Knowledge with These Fun College Trivia Questions

If you’re a high school junior applying to college next year, chances are you’ve been on a college visit or two and have spent a considerable amount of time researching different colleges and universities. Many students who have only a limited view of what colleges are like are sometimes shocked to find out how vastly different most institutions are from one another in terms of size, campus life, academics, athletics, and more. During your research and visits it’s likely you’ve learned a lot and picked up some interesting college facts along the way! Now it’s time to put your knowledge to the test with these fun questions.
 

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Spring College Planning Resources for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Underclassmen and Juniors Should Use This Semester To Dive Into College Admissions Preparation  

The start of the spring semester marks the halfway point in the school year for many students, and while seniors spent the fall focused on college applications, now is the time for juniors and underclassmen to get a jump-start on the college admissions process.  

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How to Stay Productive Over Winter Break

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

There's Plenty You Can Do Over Winter Break to Prepare for College Admissions

The holiday season is here, and students are getting a much-needed break from their normal school schedule. While it’s necessary for students to take some time to recharge, many often become restless after a few days and may need some productive ways to pass the time.  

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June College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Outside Reading is Key to Exploring Your Interests, Rising Seniors Should Start Brainstorming Essay Topics

As graduation season comes to a close, and the Class of 2018 prepares for the last summer before starting college, now is the time for rising juniors and seniors to seriously dive into the college admissions process.  

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May College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

College Admissions Season Winds Down for Seniors, Ramps Up for Juniors

Today is decision day! Millions of students across the country, even the world, will be sending in their enrollment deposits to the school they plan to attend this fall. While this signifies the end of a long and sometimes stressful process for high school seniors, it’s just the beginning for underclassmen.  

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