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Dr. Kat’s Top Back to School Apps

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 02:54 PM

Some of the Best Organization and College Prep Apps for Students This Fall

 

Time to go back to school? There’s an app for that! Start off the new school year by downloading these apps that will help you stay organized throughout the fall.

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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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Back to School Resolutions for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

New Goals For the New Year Can Keep Students On Track For College Admissions Success

It’s a common practice to set goals at the start of a new calendar year, but for students it can also be beneficial to come up with some resolutions for the new school year. By setting clear goals and expectations for the next school year, students can get ahead and prepare for the college admissions process.
 
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How to Identify and Focus Your Interests

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Selecting the Right Major is Key to College and Post Graduate Success

According to a  new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning to hire 9.6% more college graduates from the class of 2015 than they did from last year’s graduating class. The most in-demand degrees: e ngineering, business, and computer science. What does this mean for current high school students? Even with rising college costs, there’s  no doubt that a bachelor’s degree is worth it. However, it’s not just about where you go to college, but what you study.
 
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Study Tips for High School Students: Habits to Develop Before College

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

Highlighting and Typing Notes Can Actually Hurt More Than Help  

The key to good grades is studying the material so that students understand the concepts and can apply them in the classroom. However, many students don’t practice effective study methods in high school, causing them to either memorize and forget information, or not fully grasp the concepts. These bad study habits can roll over into college – making the transition into a college course load even more difficult.  

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Spring College Planning Resources for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Underclassmen and Juniors Should Use This Semester To Dive Into College Admissions Preparation  

The start of the spring semester marks the halfway point in the school year for many students, and while seniors spent the fall focused on college applications, now is the time for juniors and underclassmen to get a jump-start on the college admissions process.  

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How to Manage the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

Start Early and Stay Organized to Make the Most of Your College Prep

Whether you’re a senior in the middle of a sea of college essays, or a freshman just starting your high school journey, there’s always some level of preparation you need to be focused on for the college admissions process. There are many different stages to preparing for college, and each can seem a little overwhelming to parents and students if they’re unsure of how to manage the process.  

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5 Ways High School Prepares You for College Life

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Make the College Transition Simple By Using College Skills Learned in High School

If college is the gateway to the real world, then high school is the long highway that precedes it. After four years of high school, you might feel as though you are totally unprepared for the challenges of higher education. Although pumped-up academic standards are a big part of the college transition, being a college student also calls for independence, maturity, and responsibility.

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Northeastern

By IvyWise on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

IvyWise Team Member Lindsay Tells Us What Made Her Fall in Love with Northeastern University

Even though it has a reputation as a college town, I fell in love with Boston as a 3-year-old.  The way my family tells the story over two decades later, Boston was all I talked about for months after the weekend we spent there—the Italian meal we ate in the North End, the dollhouses at the Children’s Museum, even the bell hop at our hotel. I was a child obsessed. At a bookstore on Newbury Street, my parents bought a copy of The Trumpet of the Swan, the children’s classic about a trumpeter swan with no voice, who eventually finds work on the swan boats in the Boston Common. Back in New York, I demanded several chapters read to me on a nightly basis. Our Boston trip took on mythic proportions, and at the time, my family joked that I would find my way back there as a college student.

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May College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

College Admissions Season Winds Down for Seniors, Ramps Up for Juniors

Today is decision day! Millions of students across the country, even the world, will be sending in their enrollment deposits to the school they plan to attend this fall. While this signifies the end of a long and sometimes stressful process for high school seniors, it’s just the beginning for underclassmen.  

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