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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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Social Media Tips for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

How Students Can Stay Smart Online When Applying to College

This year’s Kaplan survey of college admissions officers was released last month, and its findings, that more college admissions officers are looking students up online, have sent many students and families into a panic.  

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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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Tips For Creating College Application Resume

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Students Should Begin Keeping A Resume In 9th Grade, Summer Is A Good Time To Start

Resumes are a mystery to many people, even adults who have been keeping one for years. For high school students, however, the concept of a resume is even more confusing when putting it into the context of college applications.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 20-24

By Becca Huntting on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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