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Summer Plans for Incoming College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

How to Spend Your Summer Before College

As the caps come off and the graduation celebrations begin, many high school graduates lookforward to the unbridled freedom of the summer before college. After twelve plus years of non-stop academic and extracurricular responsibilities, this summer provides a much-needed chance for students to unwind after a hectic year of college applications and before an exciting freshman year. Rather than sleep through the hot summer days, use your time to prepare for the year ahead.

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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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2013 College Commencement Speakers

By Becca Huntting on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Words of Wisdom for Graduates  

It’s graduation season and schools across the nation have invited politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and more to inspire graduates as they receive their diplomas. Commencement speakers are meant to offer words of wisdom to students entering new, and often intimidating, chapters in their lives in the hopes that they will inspire them to reach for and achieve their goals.  

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High School Graduation Checklist

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

What To Do List Before Your Pick Up Your Diploma

Seniors, graduation is right around the corner! As you prepare for you finals and AP exams, check out this graduation checklist to make sure you’ll be all ready for the big day!  

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Regular Decision Notification Dates, Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

Schools Announce Regular Decision Notification Dates for 2013

 

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American University released their regular decisions last week, and as March comes to a close more schools are gearing up to notify applicants whether or not they will be admitted to the Class of 2017. For those of you waiting to hear your admission decision for your regular application, here are release dates for some schools across the country:

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10 Facts About United States Presidents in College

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Presidents were once students too

Colleges across the country boast some impressive alumni, and some have had the distinction of educating future Presidents of the United States. Back in 2008, Columbia University was added to this impressive list with the first inauguration of Barack Obama.  

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Last Minute Tips for Your College Admissions Essays

By IvyWise on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

Dot Your "I"s and Cross Your "T"s: Put the Finishing Touches on Your Essays

Fall deadlines for 2012-2013 college applications are quickly approaching, and for those students applying for early decision or early action, that deadline is just a couple of days away. 

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IvyWise Class of 2012

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:43 PM

Congratulations, IvyWise Class of 2012!

Before we enter the commotion of another busy and exciting college application season, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the IvyWise class of 2012 – Congratulations! 92% of you were accepted to one or more of your three top-choice schools! All of our students were accepted to at least one of their best-fit schools.

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