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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, July 25-29

Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

IvyWise_Twitter_Chat.jpgMore 2016-17 Essay Prompts Released, College Application Twitter Chat Next Week


The start of the next admissions season is just days away! Catch up on the latest higher education news before the Common Application and the Coalition Application open next week! This college admission season will be an interesting one, with a lot of changes happening at once. From the 2016-17 Common Application to the new Coalition Application, the new SAT, ACT writing scoring, and FAFSA changes, there’s a lot that college bound seniors need to keep up with going into the next semester.

At IvyWise, we try to make staying informed easier by brining you the latest college admissions news and trends every Friday.

Here are some of the top stories in higher education and college admissions news from this past week.

  1. More colleges have released their essay prompts for the 2016-17 application season, including Stanford, Notre Dame, Boston College, and more. Check out our updated list here.
  2. The Common Application opens Aug. 1, and we’re here to help you with your application and essay questions! Join our Twitter chat Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 pm ET to get your questions about the Common Application, essays, and admissions answered by one of our expert counselors! Use the hashtag #ChatIvyWise to participate!
  3. The College Board has released the percentiles for the new SAT scoring. See how your score compares to other students!
  4. Cheating on the SAT and ACT overseas has been a problem for a while, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up.

Are you ready for the next admissions season? Have some questions you want answered in our Twitter chat? Tell us in the comments below!


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