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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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Summer College Prep Checklist for Rising High School Seniors

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 08, 2016 @ 12:28 PM

Seniors Applying to College This Fall Can Get the Bulk of Their Applications Done Over the Summer

 

Summer break provides college bound seniors with the perfect opportunity to get a head start on their college applications and continue their college prep so they’re prepared for the admissions season come fall. With activities, vacations, and other summer plans, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything that students need to accomplish while school is out. At IvyWise we aim to make getting ahead easier by providing students with comprehensive college planning checklists.

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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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