Category: 12th Grade

Will Colleges Be Open for Fall 2020?

By IvyWise on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Attractive young woman sitting on wooden floor with laptop and drawn question marks above on concrete wall. Confusion concept Colleges are Considering Several Different Scenarios for Fall 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, colleges and universities across the globe are weighing various options to determine the best plan of action in order to resume instruction for the fall 2020 semester.

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Parents: How to Keep Your Student Motivated During Remote Learning

By IvyWise on Thursday, May 14, 2020

AdobeStock_235857403Make the Most of Time Spent Social Distancing with Your Kids

For students who are used to juggling coursework, extracurricular activities, and time spent with friends, the transition to remote learning has proven extremely challenging. While every student will react to all this time at home differently, parents can play a powerful and important role in helping students make the most of this experience.

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Coronavirus Cancellations: Admissions Testing and College Updates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Coronavirus cancellationsThe Latest on How Colleges and Universities in the US are Responding to the Coronavirus  

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, admitted student weekends, and admissions tests.

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College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

By IvyWise on Friday, May 8, 2020

What To Do After Submitting Your College ApplicationsThese Schools Still Have Space For Students in the Class of 2024

For students who maybe got a late start on the college admissions process, or their goals and interests have changed due to COVID-19 or other circumstances, trying to apply for admission to the fall term may seem impossible. However, there are close to 750 colleges and universities in the US and abroad that are still accepting applications after May 1 for the class of 2024.

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How to Determine Whether a Gap Year is Right for You

By IvyWise on Monday, April 13, 2020

AdobeStock_294575151What to Consider When Contemplating a Gap Year

From Malia Obama to Yara Shahidi, a multitude of celebrities have opted to take some time off before pursuing their college degree. But how can students determine if a gap year is really the right decision for them?

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Deciding Where to Enroll During a Pandemic

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

deciding where to enroll coronavirusLearn How to Make Your College Admissions Choice With Confidence

A recent survey found that almost 26% of college-bound high school seniors are rethinking their colleges choices due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while more than 300 colleges and universities across the US have extended their enrollment deposit deadlines, students will still need to make a decision soon about where they want to attend in the fall. With college visits and admitted student weekend activities canceled or moved online, and uncertainty about the fall, how can students make an informed decision?

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Colleges with Extended Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

By IvyWise on Friday, March 20, 2020

june 1 enrollment deposit deadlineDue to Closures Related to Coronavirus Many Colleges are Extending Their Enrollment Deposit Deadlines to June 1 or Later

As colleges release admissions decisions in the midst of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, many schools are hoping to ease anxiety of college bound seniors by extending their enrollment deadlines from May 1 to June 1 or even later.

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How to Stay Calm While Waiting for Admissions Decisions

By IvyWise on Monday, March 16, 2020

AdobeStock_326462468Keep a Level Head While Awaiting College Decisions

With most colleges just days away from announcing their admissions decisions for regular round applicants, countless students are waiting in anticipation to receive their results. Although applicants have already done the “hard” part by compiling their submissions, sometimes waiting can feel like the most challenging component of the process.

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How to Stop a Second Semester Slump Before it Starts

By IvyWise on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Second Semester SlumpEnd Your Year on a High Note with These Tips

After months of putting in hard work, many students have a tendency to go on auto pilot during the second semester – especially if it is their last semester of high school. While it may feel tempting to slack off, it’s important for every student to finish their academic year on a high note.

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Colleges Still Accepting Applications After Jan. 1

By IvyWise on Thursday, January 2, 2020

College Application Red FlagsA Number of Schools Are Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2024

Many application deadlines have already passed, but there are still hundreds of colleges and universities in the US accepting applications for the class of 2024.

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5 Last-Minute College App Tips

By IvyWise on Monday, December 23, 2019

AdobeStock_292780064Tips for Students Right Before College Applications are Due

Between family vacations and holiday festivities, it can be all too easy to put off college application work until the very last minute. While it’s always best to work consistently and strategically, even the most dedicated students find themselves working down to the wire from time to time.

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What Happens if You are Not Accepted Early Decision

By IvyWise on Monday, December 16, 2019

AdobeStock_203828298How to Cope and What Happens Next

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal with rejection from time to time. It can initially feel devastating for students who do not gain admission to the university they applied to via Early Decision, but with time, it is possible to cope and make the best of it.

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History of Acceptance at Boston University

By IvyWise on Monday, December 2, 2019

Learn More About Gaining Admittance at BU

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With its highly desirable and centralized location and a multitude of specialty programs, it’s no wonder that Boston University is a top choice for many students. In recent years, its acceptance rate has plummeted significantly, leaving many applicants to wonder what it takes to gain a seat in the class.

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Applying to UT Austin? Here’s What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Friday, November 22, 2019

AdobeStock_63002451Learn What it Takes to Be a Longhorn

UT Austin is one of the most prestigious public universities in the country, so it’s no wonder that it’s a top choice for many high school seniors. From Division 1 sports teams to a destination-worthy location in the heart of Austin, there are several qualities that set this institution apart.

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What Does ‘Rolling Admissions’ Mean?

By IvyWise on Monday, November 4, 2019

ivywise college admissions counseling and tutoringUnderstand How the Rolling Admissions Process Works

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all top-choice college for every student, the application process itself is far from universal. Some students may choose to apply early, while others could benefit from a gap year, regular round applications, or selecting institutions with rolling admissions processes.

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Applying to Yale? Here’s What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Friday, November 1, 2019

AdobeStock_120691247Learn What it Takes to Stand Out When Applying to Yale

It’s no wonder a multitude of beloved characters, including Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls and Brooks Rattigan of The Perfect Date, dream of attending Yale University. The Ivy League institution is academically renowned and holds an array of distinctions in many fields.

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Surviving College Application Season

By IvyWise on Friday, October 18, 2019

AdobeStock_215798681How to Stay Calm During Senior Year 

For high school seniors going through the college application process, stress and anxiety can seem all but inevitable. While it may be impossible to keep nerves entirely at bay, there are several steps students can take to stay calm throughout their final year of high school.

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What To Know About Applying To Stanford

By IvyWise on Monday, October 7, 2019

AdobeStock_142711309Learn What it Takes to Stand Out at This Elite West Coast University

Although not technically part of the Ivy League, Stanford is virtually as selective as any of the institutions within this esteemed group of colleges. In fact, after Stanford’s acceptance rate plummeted to less than 5% in 2018, the school decided to stop releasing information on its admission rate.

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