College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests Permanently

By IvyWise on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
SAT_subject_testsSAT Subject Tests and the Essay Section of the SAT are Gone for Good

The College Board announced that it is discontinuing SAT Subject Tests permanently, as well as revamping the current SAT exam to eliminate the optional essay section.

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Class of 2025 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
regular decision notification datesHere’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 college applications for the class of 2025 in order to notify students of their decisions by the spring.

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Colleges Extending Regular Decision Deadlines

By IvyWise on Monday, January 11, 2021
Calm young woman in headphones listening to music and working on laptop at homeWhich Colleges Are Extending Their Regular Round Application Deadlines?

Earlier this year, we announced that several colleges were opting to extend their early application deadlines. Now, several months later, it looks like many schools are following a similar path for their regular round process.

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4 Signs You Should Consider Transferring Colleges

By IvyWise on Friday, January 8, 2021
AdobeStock_244708614Here’s How to Know When It’s Time to Transfer Colleges

Every student’s college admissions journey is unique and, for some, that may mean enrolling in more than one school before graduation day. According to Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of all college students transfer, so if you are considering other options for your higher education you’re not alone.

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Class of 2025 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Monday, January 4, 2021
class of 2024 early admission ratesHere are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2025

The first members of the college class of 2025 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2025. More decisions will be released this month and into January, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

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College Planning for 2021

By IvyWise on Thursday, December 31, 2020
College Planning For Every Year of High School

Whether you’re in your first year of high school or getting ready for graduation, it’s important for students to stay consistent when it comes to college planning. To stay on track, we encourage students to set goals throughout their high school career that will ensure they meet every college preparation milestone. 

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Former Admissions Officers Give their Top College Application Tips

By IvyWise on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
What Every Applicant Should Keep in Mind Before Regular Decision Deadlines

For students who are working on regular decisions applications, the next few days are likely to be the home stretch. With many college application deadlines falling on January 1st, some students may be wondering what they can do to give their submissions that special “it” factor. 

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How to Submit the Common App

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Our Step-By-Step Guide for Submitting the Common App

Hitting “submit” the Common App is a major milestone in every student’s college admissions journey, however, students often have questions about how to actually  send off their applications.

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Class of 2025 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
class of 2024 early decision notification datesEarly Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season

The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

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Coronavirus Cancellations: Admissions Testing and College Updates

By IvyWise on Friday, December 11, 2020
Memorial Church and Harvard Yard on campus of Harvard University at sunset. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, MA.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 cancelling of large gatherings, including campus visits and admissions tests.

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How International Students are Read in Admissions

By IvyWise on Thursday, December 10, 2020
Applying to US unis as international studentsWhat International Students Can Expect in the US Admissions Process

The US is still a popular destination for international students pursuing a university education, and US universities welcome international students with open arms. However, the admissions process for international students to US universities can be especially rigorous, as there are a number of requirements for international applicants and international students are read slightly differently than their US counterparts.

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Just Admit It: Does Demonstrated Interest Really Matter?

By IvyWise on Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A Recent Episode of Just Admit It Explains How Demonstrated Interest Influences Your Admissions Odds

While most students understand the importance of admissions factors like grades and test scores, many don’t realize that demonstrated interest can have a big impact on your chances of admission. Although it can’t be captured by a single number in a similar matter, that doesn’t mean that demonstrated interest doesn’t matter.

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5 Ways to Deal With Test Anxiety

By IvyWise on Thursday, December 3, 2020
If You’re Dealing with Test Anxiety, Try These Tips

Final exams are approaching, and while pre-exam jitters are almost inevitable, some students may experience more pronounced stress levels due to test anxiety. If you worry and self-doubt are interfering with your test-taking experience, you’re not alone: as many as 30% of first-year college students experience test anxiety.

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Just Admit It: Why do Supplemental Essays Matter?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Focused young african american male student sitting at table with computer, wearing bluetooth earphones, busy with study, listening to educational online lecture or enjoying favorite music tracks.How Important are Supplemental Essays?

We all know the personal statement is a huge part of the college application, but how important are those extra supplemental essays? For many students writing fatigue can set in and they don’t spend as much time working on those – especially as application deadlines loom. So how important is it to spend time on those supplements?

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What You Need to Know About the Latin SAT Subject Test

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Read This If You’re Considering Taking the SAT Subject Test in Latin

By Andy, IvyWise Master Tutor

Once you’ve determined that you’re interested in taking SAT Subject Tests, the next question on many students’ minds is which exams they should take. While every SAT Subject Test is one-hour and designed to assess your knowledge and skills in a certain subject, the exams themselves vary greatly.

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What to Know About AP Subject Tests

By IvyWise on Monday, November 23, 2020
An Overview for Students Who Are Interested in AP Subject Tests

AP Subject Tests are likely to be a part of many students’ high school experience as students take advanced courses in order to boost their course rigor. These exams can be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in a subject that you are passionate about and maybe even earn some college credit.

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Just Admit It: What’s Going on With Standardized Testing?

By IvyWise on Friday, November 20, 2020
Learn What’s Happening With Standardized Testing Right Now

It’s a question on many students’ minds, particularly during an application cycle marked with uncertainty: what’s happening with standardized testing? With an increasing number of schools transitioning to test optional policies, some applicants may wonder if it is even worth it to take the SAT or ACT.

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Tips for Success in a Flipped Classroom

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Learn How to Make the Most of a Flipped Classroom Experience

By Kaitlyn, IvyWise Master Tutor

The flipped classroom model is gaining popularity as schools continue to adapt to the changes brought on by the ongoing pandemic. In a flipped classroom, the instruction doesn’t take place in class. Instead, class time is spent answering questions and discussing topics, with videos and note taking reserved for homework.

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