Category: College Prep

How to Address COVID-19 on College Applications

By IvyWise on Thursday, May 21, 2020

serious young man sitting in cafe using laptopLearn About the Common App’s New COVID-19 Question

COVID-19 has impacted just about every element of students’ college prep and the college application process is no exception. From canceled SAT and ACT testing dates to a lack of opportunities to tour college campuses, the forthcoming application cycle is likely to look very different from previous rounds. 

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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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College Visit Cancelled? Here’s What to Do Instead

By IvyWise on Friday, March 13, 2020

AdobeStock_257007661Learn What to Do Next If Your College Tour is Cancelled

Generally speaking, the start of spring is a prime time for college tours, as many students schedule campus visits during their spring break. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting plans dramatically, as a number of colleges are cancelling large gatherings, including campus tours. 

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Study Abroad

By IvyWise on Thursday, February 20, 2020

study abroadTake Your International Learning Experience to the Next Level

For many college students, studying abroad is a highlight of their academic experience. Between learning about a different culture and exploring a foreign land, there are many elements of study abroad and international experiences that make them both academically and personally fulfilling.

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Finding Time For Fun When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Having fun when applying to collegeLearn How to Balance it All During Application Season

Between test preparation, college tours, and keeping up with school work, it’s all too easy for students to neglect their friendships and recreational activities during the college admissions process. While making time for schoolwork and admissions-related tasks is essential, it’s equally important to pencil in time to socialize and enjoy high school.

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7 Essential Items to Pack for Winter College Tours

By IvyWise on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Winter college toursPrepare for Campus Visits with These Must-Haves

If college tours are part of your agenda this winter then you’re not alone. Many students pencil in campus visits during holidays, breaks, or weekends so that they can see as many schools on their list as possible.

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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 are the Chances of Getting into Your Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

AdobeStock_213542275Learn More about  Calculating Your Admissions Odds

With the deadline for regular round college applications right around the corner, many high school seniors are curious about the acceptance rates at their top-choice institutions. It’s natural to wonder what your chances of admission are, but how can students properly evaluate their acceptance odds?

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By IvyWise on Friday, December 6, 2019

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With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the time to take a momentary step away from regular round college applications and put the finishing touches on seasonal gift lists! Instead of losing sight of your academic goals entirely, students can take their study game to the next level with gadgets that will set them up for success in college and beyond.

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How to Set Test Prep Goals for 2020

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Get a Head Start on Planning for the New Year

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With the new year right around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about your test prep goals for 2020. Whether you’re a freshman who is just beginning to think about college, a sophomore gearing up to start test prep, or a junior who is already in the thick of it, there are concrete steps that you can take in 2020 to get closer to achieving your test prep goals.

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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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6 Colleges with Fun Thanksgiving Traditions

By IvyWise on Monday, November 25, 2019

AdobeStock_297084080Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus

For many students, a college campus is more than a setting for higher education and learning; it becomes a second home. In order to instill this sense of community from the start, many top colleges celebrate holidays, including Thanksgiving, in a huge way.

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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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5 Colleges with the Best Dining Halls

By IvyWise on Monday, November 11, 2019

ivywiseThe Best Schools for Foodies and Culinary Experts

While meal choices shouldn’t be the biggest factor when it comes to enrollment decisions, top tier dining options are always an asset. Many universities have revamped their menu offerings to provide students with diverse and high-quality food choices.

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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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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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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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