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2016-17 Common Application Supplemental Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Here are College Application Essay Prompts for the Class of 2021


We may be in the middle of summer break, but a number of colleges have released their college application essay prompts already, giving rising high school seniors the opportunity to get a head start on their admissions essays!

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Brainstorming Tips for College Application Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Use Spare Time During Your Summer Break to Brainstorm College Essay Topics


Brainstorming is the first step toward writing an authentic and compelling college admission essay. For some students, however, brainstorming can be a challenge.

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2016-17 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

What Students and Parents Need to Know About the New Coalition College Admission Application

Looking for the 2018-19 Coalition App Guide? Click here!

As the class of 2021 prepares for the college admissions season this fall they’ll have an extra college application option to choose from: the Coalition application. There have been a lot of questions about the new competitor to the Common App since its announcement, and we’re here to help with a comprehensive guide to the Coalition college application including what it is, what it includes, and whether or not to use it to apply to college this fall.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, June 13-17

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:18 AM

2016-17 UChicago College Application Essay Prompts Released, List of Colleges Using Coalition Application for the 2016-17 Admissions Season


It may be summer break for students, but the work is just starting in the college admissions world! More schools are releasing their essay prompts before Aug. 1, students have earlier access to application platforms, and there’s a lot happening in college admissions news that could affect the upcoming admissions cycle. Here’s what families need to know.

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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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