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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 9-13

By IvyWise on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 09:50 AM

SAT Score Conversion, 2016-17 Common Application Overview

 

This was a big week for students planning to apply to college this fall, as developments like SAT score comparisons, Common App changes, and more dominated the latest college admissions news.

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2016-17 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 01:16 PM

2016-17 common application changesHere's Your Student and Parent Guide to the 2016-17 Common Application

 

Before getting a head start on your college applications this summer, make sure you’re aware of Common Application changes for the 2016-17 admissions season.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

College Admissions NewsJob Market Improving For College Grads, Coalition Application Announces Essay Prompts

 

Seniors: Have you decided where you’re going to college yet? Juniors: Are you ready to start the college admissions process? There’s a lot to keep up with, and we have the college admissions news you need to know right here!

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2016-17 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

The Common Application and the New Coalition Application Have Already Announced 2016-17 Application Prompts

 

The college admissions process is just wrapping up for current high school seniors, but for juniors preparing for the admissions process this fall there’s a chance to get a head start on their essays. The Common Application, the pending Coalition Application, and various colleges are already releasing their essay prompts for the 2016-17 application season.

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When Should Juniors Start On Their College Applications?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

The Common App and Anticipated Coalition App Are Encouraging Students to Start On Their Applications Earlier Than Ever

Recently, the Common Application announced that the prompts for the 2016-17 application season will remain the same as last year, and that, instead of waiting for the Aug. 1 open date, current high school juniors can create accounts now that will roll over into the fall admission cycle. This is a big move, as the Common App stands to have some competition from the Coalition App, which plans to launch its “locker” feature soon and new application this summer. But what does this mean for current juniors, who are already under enough college prep pressure that these colleges supposedly want to help alleviate? How early is too early to get started on your college application essays?

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Jan. 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

2016-17 Common Application Essay Prompts, Cornell Accepted 27.4% of Early Applicants to the Class of 2020

The first month of 2016 has flown by, and there’s a lot of news that college bound students need to catch up on from just January alone! This is especially critical for high school juniors, as the spotlight is on them as they gear up for the college application process this fall.

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2015-16 Common Application Changes

By IvyWise on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Here’s What Families Need to Know About the Changes Coming to the Common Application This Year

The Common Application has announced changes for the 2015-16 application, which opens August 1. For rising seniors, the summer is a prime time to get a head start on college applications, with many completing essays well before the August 1 open date. Because of this, it’s important for students and parents to know what to expect on this year’s Common App.
 
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2014-15 College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Essays Students Can Get Started on Before Aug. 1 Open of Common Application  

As the summer begins to wind down, and the college application season starts up, many colleges and universities across the US have released their essay prompts for the 2014-15 application season, allowing students the opportunity to get a head start.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 01, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Early Deadlines are Here, More Schools Accepting Universal College Application

The first of the early decision and early action deadlines are here! It’s been a long week of deadline extension news and more Common App woes, but at IvyWise we like to ease some of the pressure by keeping students and families informed on the latest higher education news.

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More Colleges Accepting the Universal College Application

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

 Due to Technical Issues with The Common Application Schools Turn to Alternative  

With early decision and early action deadlines approaching, schools that use the Common Application are extending deadlines and some are turning to the Universal College Application in an effort to ensure students are able to apply on time and with few problems.  

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