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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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Should You Apply to College in the Early Round? EA vs. ED vs. EDII and More

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 12:32 PM

In Order to Manage Yield Colleges Offer Early Decision Programs

 

Did you know that you can apply to a college early and get a decision way before most other students? Many colleges offer “early” application options, with students usually submitting their applications in October or November and receiving a decision by December. With the rise in the number of students applying to multiple colleges, and the difficulty of predicting yield, many colleges are offering a number of early application options. So how do you know if applying early is right for you?

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Questions About College Applications Answered

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 12:20 PM

IvyWise Counselor Nat Addresses Questions About the Common Application and More on Twitter

 

With the start of the 2016-17 college application season comes a lot of questions about college admissions, college essays, and more. IvyWise counselor Nat took to Twitter last week to answer some pressing questions college bound students had about applying to college this fall.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 1-5

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

2016-17 Common Application Launch and Overview, More SAT Test Questions Leaked

 

The 2016-17 college application season has begun! Here’s what families need to know about the first week that many students are able to apply to college.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

More 2016-17 Essay Prompts Released, College Application Twitter Chat Next Week

 

The start of the next admissions season is just days away! Catch up on the latest higher education news before the Common Application and the Coalition Application open next week!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 18-22

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:22 AM

Common App Goes Offline Until Aug. 1, Columbia and Barnard Drop SAT Subject Test Requirement

 

August is coming up fast, and rising high school seniors will soon be submitting the first of their college applications. There’s a lot happening in admissions right now, and we have your weekly roundup of higher education news!

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts for College Applicants

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

Be Mindful of Your Social Media Presence When Applying to College

 

As the college admission season approaches, it’s time for rising high school seniors to prepare for the college application process, including brushing up on some social media tips to help them make the most of their online presence when applying to college. Here are some social media dos and don'ts to consider!

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup June 27 - July 1

By IvyWise on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

UChicago Allows Applicants to Self-Report Scores, ACT Changing Scoring on the Optional Writing Test

 

It’s the Friday before a long weekend for many, but don’t head out before you catch up on the latest higher education and college admissions news!

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Brainstorming Tips for College Application Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Use Spare Time During Your Summer Break to Brainstorm College Essay Topics

 

Brainstorming is the first step toward writing an authentic and compelling college admission essay. For some students, however, brainstorming can be a challenge.

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How Seniors Can Prep Their Social Media for the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

Social Media Is a Big Part of College Prep During the Summer

 

Yes, colleges are looking at your social media. Kaplan’s most recent survey found that “40% of college admissions officers browse social media profiles to learn more about admissions candidates.” In addition to summer activities, essay writing, and other summer college prep tasks, rising high school seniors should also take an inventory of their social media presence and decide how to use it to their advantage.

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