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What to Look for In a College Admissions Counselor

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

How to Find a College Admissions Counselor for Your Needs and Goals

The college application process is an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth, but it can also be stressful and filled with uncertainty. For many students, working with a college admissions counselor can be a meaningful way to expand their horizons and receive nuanced guidance throughout the process.

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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Students Need to Mindful About What They Post Online

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that 25% of admissions officers have checked out an applicant’s social media profile in order to learn more about them. Since this number has dwindled in recent years, do students really need to worry about colleges admissions officers looking at their online profiles?

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5 Pieces of College Prep Advice from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Former Admissions Officers Want You to Know

If former admissions officers could do their own college admissions process over again, what do they wish they knew? Our team at IvyWise is made up for former deans and directors of admission from some of the top colleges and universities in the US, and they have some great advice for students preparing to apply to college either this fall or in the near future.

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6 Must-Have College Visit Items

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Campus Visits By Packing  These Essentials 

For high school students across the country, college visit season is in full swing. Many students are eager to go on school visits to refine their list of best-fit colleges, start to picture themselves on a campus, and explore all of their options. 

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What We Learned From the 2018 AP Exam Results

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

The College Board's Newest Data Gives New Insight into Who's Taking AP Exams

The results are in and it’s clear that AP testing in the US is on the rise! The College Board’s recently released data on 2018 AP Exams indicates that more students are taking AP exams and achieving successful scores.

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7 Essentials for Spring College Tours

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Pack These Items to Help You Stay Comfortable and Confident on College Tours

Between booking travel accommodations and registering in advance, there is a lot of preparation work that goes into planning college tours. In addition to nailing down all of the logistics, students should pack strategically in order to feel prepared during every campus visit.

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Set Yourself Up for Success: What to Do The Morning of the SAT and ACT

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

These Morning Tips Will Help You Feel Confident on Test Day

No matter how much test preparation and studying you have done, it’s normal to feel a little nervous on the morning of an important exam like the SAT or ACT. While a full-proof morning routine might not eliminate this anxiety, it will certainly help boost your confidence on test day.

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5 Tips for Keeping Senioritis At Bay

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Finish High School on a High Note By Avoiding Second Semester Slumps

After months of test preparation, studying, essay writing, and college tours, it’s understandable that many high school seniors are tempted to slack after applications are in. While carving out time to relax and unwind is important, seniors who take it too far and let their grades drop can face serious consequences, including the possibility of having their college acceptances rescinded.

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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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5 Tips to Help Students Stick to Their College Prep Resolutions

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Plan Ahead to Reach Your Goals in 2019

Whether it is squeezing in more physical activity or implementing better study habits, setting goals for the New Year is a common practice. Unfortunately, straying from these resolutions is almost as prevalent—according to US News and World Report, 80% of goal setters drop their resolution by the second week of February. So how can high school students stick to their college prep resolutions in 2019?

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