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April College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Start Planning Courses For Next Year, Seniors Send Enrollment Deposits By May 1

The spring semester is flying by, and pretty soon students across the country will be closing out their academic years and enjoying some much-needed time off this summer.  

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December College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

What Students Need to Do This December to Stay on Track During the College Admissions Season 

The end of the fall semester and the fast-approaching Regular Decision deadlines, coupled with the release of early decisions, makes December an especially busy, and crucial, month. Students need to prepare for finals and standardized tests, while also juggling extracurricular commitments and, for seniors, the added stress of finishing college applications.

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Back to School Tips for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

Tackling College Admissions, One Grade at a Time

Your next year of high school is around the corner, but don’t fret! IvyWise is here to help you plan for the future, and prepare for what’s to come. Whether you’ll be entering high school for the first time, or already planning for college next year, we have advice to help you start the year strong, and maintain the drive through the fall, winter, and spring. 

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Time Management Tips for Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Creating a time management game plan can help you juggle tasks efficiently and effectively

It’s a new semester, and whether you’re in high school or college, that means getting back into the swing of balancing schoolwork, clubs, sports, friends, and a good night’s sleep. Energy and sanity can run low when a pile of work is never ending. Managing good grades, performing well at a big game or academic competition, spending quality time with family, and maintaining a social life can be exhausting. That’s why every student should invest in a time management game plan. 

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New Year's Resolutions for Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 03:36 PM

The new year is a great time for new college admissions and academic goals 

It is a new year, and in the spirit of starting fresh people all over the world are setting New Year’s Resolutions. As a student, setting goals both personally and academically is important, especially when preparing for college admissions. Whether you are a freshman, senior, or in between, there is always an aspect of the application and college planning process that you could be working on, and planning ahead is always a good idea. So use the inspiration of the New Year to prepare for many successful years ahead and happy 2013! However, a list of goals could be endless, so we have put together some attainable resolutions that will help you in the journey to college admissions.   

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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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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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College Campus Life Considerations: Dorm Life

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Finding the Best-Fit Housing in Your Best-Fit School

For high school sophomores and juniors, fall marks the first steps in the college search process. Many schools have a mid-October fall break, and students and families often use this time to go on college visits. At IvyWise, our team of expert counselors always stress the importance of the college visit. Not only does it give you the opportunity to show demonstrated interest, a factor that admissions officers take into consideration when reading applications, but it also gives you the chance to get a feel for campus life first-hand.  

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The Value of Community Service in Your College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In

When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” At IvyWise, we can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, honors, awards, interests, hobbies, and, very notably, community service.

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