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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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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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February College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Stay on Track for a Successful Spring with These Tips  

It’s February and time to kick off the spring test-prep bonanza for juniors looking to take their first or second go at the ACT or SAT. While much of the focus this time of year is on standardized test preparation, there’s a lot more that students can be doing in February to prepare for the college admissions process and a successful spring semester.  

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IvyWise Holiday Gift Guide 2013

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Great Holiday Gifts for High School and College Students

It’s the holiday season, and in the midst of all the college applications, planning, exams, and test prep, students still need to take time to enjoy time with their families and loved ones.

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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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