IvyWise KnowledgeBase

The college admissions landscape is constantly changing.

Here’s what families need to know

Back to School with IvyWise

Back to school looks very different this year, and we’re here to guide students through every facet of their educational journey with a plethora of college admissions resources aimed at demystifying the complicated college application process. From our new Just Admit It! podcast to webinars, articles, COVID-19 admissions resources, videos, free guide downloads, and more– IvyWise has everything you need to make the most of this back to school season and succeed in the admissions process this fall.

Here’s what’s new to IvyWise’s KnowledgeBase!

Just Admit It! Podcast

IvyWise’s Just Admit It! podcast provides listeners with expert insight and advice from our team of former admissions officers.

IvyWise Webinars &
Counselor’s Corner

Zoom into the future with IvyWise’s fall webinar series that features events tailored for both families and school-based counselors.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 has upended the college admissions process in the US and across the globe. Visit our special COVID-19 section for articles and resources on how to navigate college admissions and college prep during this new normal.

Special Section: COVID-19 College Admissions Resources

Resources, articles, and free downloads addressing how COVID-19 has impacted higher education and college admissions, and how students and families can prepare.

What is the New Normal for Colleges and Universities?

What is the New Normal for Colleges and Universities?

Learn What the New Normal Looks Like at Colleges and…
5 Questions to Ask When Finalizing Your College List

5 Questions to Ask When Finalizing Your College List

If You’re Finalizing Your College List, You Should Answer These…
Back to School with IvyWise 2020

Back to School with IvyWise 2020

Use Our New Resources to Make the Most of This…

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Free Guides & Downloads


Admissions Statistics

We’ve compiled important facts and figures that will help you understand trends in admission over the past 5–10 years.
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College Checklists

Navigating the college admissions process can be difficult, so it’s important to start early. Even if you’re not a senior, there’s plenty that you can do now to prepare for application season.
College Planning Checklist »
Academics and Test Prep Checklist »


Helpful Links

Our Helpful Links section compiles links to help your student get started researching colleges and topics related to the application process.
Start Your Research »


College Admissions Guides

Our free Admissions Guides can help you navigate the US college application process no matter where you are in the world.
Admissions Guide for US Students »
Admissions Guide for International Students »
2020-21 College Prep and Admissions Guide »

Video Library

Our free Video Library is a great resource for families looking for expert college admissions information and advice, including tips on how to build a balanced college list, brainstorm for essays, create a test prep plan, and more.

Video Library »

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