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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Stanford

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week our client relations manager, Alex, tells us what she loved about attending Stanford University in Stanford, CA.

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6 College Admissions Myths

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 01:45 PM

6 Common College Admissions Myths

There’s a lot of stress, pressure and confusion surrounding the college admissions process, so it’s only natural that people develop a lot of theories about how it actually works.  

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Staying Focused During the Holiday Season

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:09 PM

Tips on How to Stay On Task Before Winter Break

Finals, exams, and holiday festivities, oh my! With the fall semester coming to a close, finding a healthy balance among schoolwork, college applications, and keeping up your holiday spirit can be difficult to maintain.  

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College Admissions Trends

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 04:26 PM

Emphasis on Class Rank is Down, Course Load and Demonstrated Interest Up

This week, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling released the “2012 State of College Admission” report and the results were very similar to the trends we have seen here at IvyWise: The number of applications are up, social media plays a big role in recruitment, and there is an increased emphasis on demonstrated interest.

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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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Choosing a Major in College

By IvyWise on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Finding Your Best Fit Major When You're Already at Your Best Fit School 

In high school, I had all the makings of a future English major.  My favorite classes were English and history because I could express my ideas through writing.  I served as senior editor of the literary magazine and wrote for the school newspaper.  My classmates asked me to brainstorm theses and edit their papers.  I was inspired and challenged by my English teachers, who supported and cultivated my love of reading.  Whenever I discussed my aspirations to study English, my friends joked about my future unemployment.

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Should I Take a Gap Year Before College?

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 03:54 PM

A Rising Number of Students are Taking a Year Off Between High School and College

It’s the peak of college application season, and for many students all of their work has led up to this moment: hitting that “submit” button on their online applications. For others, however, their plan for next year might not include lecture halls and freshmen dorms, but rather volunteering abroad or teaching in underprivileged schools.  

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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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Social Media Presence and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 01:12 PM

Your Social Media Profile Can Play a Role in Whether or Not You Get In

When people look you up online, what do they see? Are you easy to find? Is your online presence clean and polished, or controversial and questionable?

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Last Minute ACT/SAT Test Prep Tips

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 04:09 PM

Test Prep Tips the Day Before and On Test Day!

The ACT is tomorrow! For those of you who have your pencils sharpened and ready to go for Saturday morning, here are a few last minute tips to help you make sure you’re 100% ready for test day!

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