New Call-to-action

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

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.  

Read More »

Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

Read More »

Financial Aid Breakdown

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

What your financial aid package means when paying for college

Now that the new year is in full swing, college applications are being submitted, and decision letters are being sent, it is important for students to plan ahead for decision-making time. The 2013-2014 federal financial aid application was released on January 1st, and while many deadlines are a few months away, it is important for students and families to plan ahead and discuss how they will finance college. For many college applicants, following an acceptance to a college or university, or maybe even included in that large envelope waiting for you in the mail, is a financial aid package. As it becomes increasingly expensive to fund a higher education, financial aid packages become more important in making a decision about where to attend.

Read More »

6 College Admissions Myths

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 01:45 PM

6 Common College Admissions Myths

There’s a lot of stress, pressure and confusion surrounding the college admissions process, so it’s only natural that people develop a lot of theories about how it actually works.  

Read More »

Staying Focused During the Holiday Season

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:09 PM

Tips on How to Stay On Task Before Winter Break

Finals, exams, and holiday festivities, oh my! With the fall semester coming to a close, finding a healthy balance among schoolwork, college applications, and keeping up your holiday spirit can be difficult to maintain.  

Read More »

College Admissions Trends

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 @ 04:26 PM

Emphasis on Class Rank is Down, Course Load and Demonstrated Interest Up

This week, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling released the “2012 State of College Admission” report and the results were very similar to the trends we have seen here at IvyWise: The number of applications are up, social media plays a big role in recruitment, and there is an increased emphasis on demonstrated interest.

Read More »

Video Games Can Make You Smarter

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 04:58 PM

Playing Video Games Can Build Critical Thinking Skills and Sharpen Your Mind

It’s long been a fight between parents and kids about how boys and girls are “rotting their brains” with video games.  Sitting in front of a screen for hours on end seems like mindless activity, but in reality, playing video games can help make you sharper and smarter. 

Read More »

Social Media Presence and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 01, 2012 @ 01:12 PM

Your Social Media Profile Can Play a Role in Whether or Not You Get In

When people look you up online, what do they see? Are you easy to find? Is your online presence clean and polished, or controversial and questionable?

Read More »

5 Essentials for College Freshmen Move-In Day

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

Check Your List and Check It Twice!

The fall semester is here, and with it comes the day new students look forward to the most, and the day some parents dread the most: college move-in day! For many incoming freshmen, this is the first time they will be living away from home, and the task of getting everything they need to survive in only a few boxes can be a tricky one.

Read More »

College Admission Tips for Parents

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

Five Don'ts for Parents in the College Admissions Process

IvyWise students often begin working with their counselors on the college admissions process in the spring of 11th grade. College admissions has changed a lot since parents applied and students and their families are often unsure of what role everyone should play during this exciting (and sometimes confusing) time. The expert counselors at IvyWise have come up with the following tips for parents as you help your junior kick off the college admissions process

Read More »

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts