Winter Break is Around the Corner But Don't Check Out Just Yet!
Activities Can Help Students Discover Their Interests and Stand Out When Applying to College
If you think grades and standardized test scores are the only factors that matter to college admissions officers, it is time to think again. While these types of quantitative measures are certainly important, there are a variety of other components that will carry considerable weight on your college applications, including how you spend your time on the weekends and after school.
Recommendation Letters are an Extremely Important College Application “Soft Factor”
Most colleges will require recommendation letters as part of the admissions process, but why do they matter? For many students, recommendations can be an afterthought as it’s one part of the application they don’t actually have to write, but neglecting this important application component can hurt your applicant profile.
Don't Lose Sight of Your College Prep Goals This Fall
If you find yourself counting down the days until winter break, you are not alone. Between keeping your grades up, studying for standardized tests, and participating in your choice of extracurricular activities, many high school students have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. Neglecting to manage the stress that can come with a busy academic and social schedule can cause students to burnout at the most critical point of their high school journey.
Don’t Let Fear of Public Speaking Keep You From Your Favorite Activities
In some cases, it can be hard to avoid speaking in public. Whether you’re a high school student presenting at a science fair, or a college student taking a debate course to fulfill a credit requirement, chances are you’ll have to speak in public at some point. Speaking in front of others can be intimidating, but mastering this skill can go a long way toward helping you excel in high school and college.
Colleges Want to See Students Actively Pursuing What Truly Interests Them – Not What They Think College Want to See
While grades and test scores are important college application elements that are considered in the admissions process, they are far from the only factors that influence college admissions decisions. In addition to academic excellence, universities are looking for students with demonstrated interests and passions – or specialists. College admissions offices want to admit students who will make an impact on campus by continuing to pursues those passions, but how can you know what truly interests you?
Create a Productive Morning Routine to Cut Back on School Anxiety
If you are struggling to make it out the door on time, feeling drowsy during your first three classes, or forgetting assignments at home, it may be time to rethink your morning routine. Many students make hitting the snooze button their default, but this usually isn’t the most effective way to kick-start your day. Start the new school year off on the right foot by revamping your morning routine with these organization strategies that are sure to help you feel on top of your game all day long!
Back-to-School Season is Here!
With a three-day weekend on the horizon, many students are gearing up for their last few days off before the new school year starts. Students can make the most of the Labor Day weekend by taking some time for prep for the upcoming school year!
Be Proactive to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship Experience
Internships are valuable experiences that can give both high school and college students the opportunity to learn something new and stand out when applying to college or jobs in the future. There’s a lot that students can do to make the most of their internships and stand out this summer!
Learn About the College Admissions Process From Two IvyWise Students
As high school seniors across the US, and the world, await admission decisions for the class of 2021, it’s important to remember the focus of this process at the end of the day: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with some amazing students, and they have some advice for other students just starting the college admissions process.