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Students Need to Get Creative With These Unusual College Essay Prompts It’s that time of year again! The 2017-18 Common Application is open, and now's the time for the class of 2022 to start on their college application essays and supplem…
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Many Colleges Have Already Announced Their 2017-18 College Application Essay Prompts The summer is a great time for college-bound seniors to begin working on their college application essays, as many colleges and universities have already r…
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Here are Some of the Most Creative and Wacky Essay Prompts From This Year’s College Applications   The 2016-17 college admissions season has begun, with the availability of the 2016-17 Common Application and the launch of the new Coa…
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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 o…
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We may be a little less than a month away from the August 1 release of the 2015-16 Common Application, but many colleges have already released their supplemental essay prompts, allowing students the opportunity to get a head start on their…
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Colleges Continue to Get Creative With Collge Application Essay Prompts The 2015-16 college application season is officially underway after the opening of the Common Application over the weekend. Many essay prompts were made available by co…
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These Unusual College Essay Prompts Require Applicants to Dig Deep and Get Creative   It’s that time of year again! Essays, essays, and more essays! As the college Class of 2019 dives into their college applications, one admissions t…
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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 promp…
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The Ins and Outs of the School-Sponsored Gap Year A common concern among newly matriculated college students is that the rapid transition from high school to college life can be disorienting, jarring, and counterintuitive to the idea that c…
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Quirkiest College Admissions Essay Questions It's that time again! With the Common Application and Universal Application releasing their 2012-2013 editions on August 1st, along with several schools releasing updated supplements, the college…
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More Quirky College Admissions Essays We had a strong response to our post about the unique and quirky college admissions essays that appear on many of this year's college applications and supplements. As the college admissions landscape be…
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Here’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions Are you ready for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision colle…
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The Latest on How Colleges and Universities in the US are Responding to COVID-19 The response to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has deeply affected college bound high school students with school closures and the ca…
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Here are the Colleges that Superscore the ACT Superscoring is the practice of considering only the highest section scores across all SAT or ACT test scores that are submitted when evaluating applications. Many schools already superscore for…
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IvyWise’s class of 2019 was one of our most successful yet, with our students gaining admission to some of the most selective colleges and universities in the US, including all eight Ivy Leagues, Stanford, and MIT – to name only a few.…
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IvyWise KnowledgeBase Regular Decision Notification Dates Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2023 in order to notify students of t…
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IvyWise’s class of 2018 was one of our most successful yet, with our students gaining admission to some of the most selective colleges and universities in the US, including all eight Ivy Leagues and Stanford. Here’s where our students w…
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Colleges Across the US Celebrate Black History Month With a Number of Campus Events   February is Black History month in the US, and colleges and universities across the country are marking this national observance month with events an…
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Everyone’s Talking About Gap Years   Gap years have been growing in popularity in the US for some time now, but with the announcement that First Daughter Malia Obama will take a year off before attending Harvard with the Class of 202…
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Most commencement exercises are rooted in tradition: wearing school colors, singing the alma mater, flying the campus flag, listening to the valedictorian's speech, and marching in the staff-led procession. While these historic marks are pa…
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Many colleges and universities in the US spread the holiday spirit by giving back to the community through fundraisers, food and toy drives, and other holiday events. By committing time and resources to those in need, students and colleges…
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As a Master College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Nat is excited to help students reach their goals and get into their best-fit schools. He previously served as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at his alma mater, Skidmo…
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The Olympics may be over, but sports fervor is still going strong. March Madness has begun, which means that 65 Division I university basketball teams throughout the nation will compete for the national championship. Along with the expert c…
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Should entrepreneurs invest in a college education? Many may doubt the need for creative, driven, self-starters to spend time in a classroom when they could be working on entrepreneurial endeavors. However, as we all know, there’s always…
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Follow These Blogs to Get the Most Relevant College Admissions Info and Application Tips The Internet is a significant tool in the college search process. Students can learn about prospective colleges, what it takes to get in, what they nee…
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Colleges Extend Early Application Deadlines in Response to Technical Issues with Common App **UPDATE** Many schools are continuing to update their early decision and early action deadlines, so be sure to check back for updates throughout th…
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For waitlisted students, it can be hard to judge just how much of a chance they have of getting in Not getting into your top-choice or “dream” school can be a big disappointment, but it can narrow the pool and allow you to focus on the…
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Stars In and Out of the Classroom What do Ashley Judd, Art Garfunkel, and Bill Cosby have in common? They all have master’s degrees! Many award-winning actors, performers, radio personalities, and athletes have once walked across the stag…
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IvyWise intern Sarah discusses majoring in sociology Want to learn about how social structures and institutions create belief systems, resource distribution, and identity formation? What better way to prepare for the professional world than…
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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 impressiv…
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