Category: College Application Tips

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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IvyWise Live Q&A: Coronavirus and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Friday, April 10, 2020

ivywise live counsellorsJoin Our Facebook Live Webinars April 15 & 17 to Learn More About How To Prep for College Admissions Process This Fall

Tune in to IvyWise Live on our Facebook page next week, where College Admissions Experts Christine, Scott, Nat, Zach, and Rachel will discuss how students can prepare for the college admissions process this fall and answer your most pressing college prep questions.

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How to Make the Most of Virtual Learning

By IvyWise on Friday, March 6, 2020

AdobeStock_224952319Stay Engaged In Your Course Work, No Matter What

Whether it’s an MOOC, an online SAT course, or another virtual learning experience, there are a variety of reasons why students may turn to digital courses. Now, amidst growing concerns over the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many schools across the globe are opting for virtual learning so students can continue their coursework during school closures.

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2020-21 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Common App Essay PromptsThe Common App Prompts for 2020-21 Will Remain the Same

The Common Application has announced that the personal statement essay prompts for the 2020-21 admissions season will remain unchanged for the fourth straight year.

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What are Your Goals for 2020?

By IvyWise on Friday, December 27, 2019

AdobeStock_307906725Our Suggestions for Academic Resolutions for 2020

With the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for 2020. Whether you’re prioritizing test preparation or hoping to boost your grades, every student can benefit from setting resolutions that relate to their academic journey.

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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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College Prep Over the Holidays: How to De-stress but Stay on Track

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

AdobeStock_175087840How to Have Fun While Staying Focused

With the holiday break just days away, it’s all too easy for students to check out and go on vacation-mode. While there is nothing wrong with taking some time off to recharge, students who are preparing for the college admissions process need to stay mindful and motivated throughout the season.

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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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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 You Need to Know Before You Apply to Duke

By IvyWise on Monday, November 18, 2019

Duke university early decision notification dateLearn More About this Top College Before Applying

Duke University is a renowned university in North Carolina with a rich history, top-tier academics and lots of school spirit. Consequently, it is an extremely popular choice amongst high school seniors with a variety of different interests and specialties.

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UCLA Acceptance Rate and Stats: What it Takes to Get In

By IvyWise on Friday, November 8, 2019

AdobeStock_26529867Learn What it Takes to Gain Admittance at UCLA

With a sprawling California campus, top tier academic offerings and Division 1 sports teams, it’s no wonder that UCLA emerges as a top-choice institution for many high school students. Given its popularity, students need to prepare thoroughly in order to emerge as competitive applicants.

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Are You Ready to Apply to NYU?

By IvyWise on Monday, October 28, 2019

AdobeStock_55413583Learn What it Takes to Gain Admittance at NYU

For high school students interested in living in the heart of a major city, New York University often emerges as a best-fit option. The renowned institution has a multitude of unique opportunities and specializations, as well as a one-of-a-kind campus location.

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How to Stand Out When Applying to US Universities

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Applying to US unis as an international studentHere’s What International Students From the UAE Need to Know When Applying to US Universities

By Dr. Kat Cohen, IvyWise CEO & Founder

Applying to US universities as an international applicant can be a daunting process, especially since admission rates for international students at top US universities can be significantly lower than those for US students. According to the most recent Open Doors report, there are over 90,000 students from the Middle East studying in the US. Applicants from all over the world are competing for spots at the top universities in the US, and with limited spots, the process is extremely selective.

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College Application Deadlines: Everything You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

College Application DeadlinesList of Early Decision Deadlines

The college application season is in full-swing, and part of the admissions process is knowing when your applications are due. College application deadlines can vary from school to school, so it’s important to know which applications are due when.

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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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Dealing with College App Anxiety: Tools to Help Students Cope

By IvyWise on Friday, October 4, 2019

AdobeStock_192384970Stay Calm Throughout Application Season with These Top Tips

For many high school seniors, the fall semester can feel particularly stressful. Between maintaining top grades, putting the finishing touches on personal statements, and applying to colleges, there are a lot of important items on students’ agendas.

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What to Know About USC Admissions

By IvyWise on Friday, September 27, 2019

USC acceptance rateLearn What it Takes to Stand Out at This Top College

The University of Southern California (USC) has been rising in prominence for years now, and after the recent college admissions scandal, the school has gained even more recognition – even though it’s not necessarily the attention the institution was seeking. Outside of the headlines this year, USC is known as a renowned research institution and it will probably find a place on many student’s best fit list of colleges this fall – leaving many applicants with questions about the admissions process this year.

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How Students Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

By IvyWise on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

AdobeStock_255913176Simple Things Students Can Do to Go Green This Year

Everyone should do their part to protect the planet, and for some students “going green” can also be a valuable opportunity to explore a pressing cause that has become a major focus in the US lately. Recent reports have found that the Earth is warming much faster than previously thought – raising concerns among teens around the globe. A recent survey found that a majority of US teens are worried about climate change and 1 in 4 have participated in some form of activism on the topic of the Earth’s climate. 

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Why the College Application Essays Matter

By IvyWise on Friday, September 6, 2019

AdobeStock_248652443Understand the Importance of College Essays in Order to Increase Your Chances of Admission

If you’re under the impression that grades and test scores are the only admissions criteria that really matter, it’s time to think again. While it is true that these types of hard factors carry significant weight throughout the admissions process, well-written essays that reveal your true personality are also extremely important.

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