Category: College Visits

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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How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours

By IvyWise on Thursday, April 16, 2020

AdobeStock_329705302Maximize Your Virtual Touring Experience with These Tips

Typically, spring is a popular time for high school juniors and even some younger students to embark on a set of college tours meant to help future applicants better envision their best-fit environment. However, this isn’t an option this year, as campuses across the country have closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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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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6 Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling for College Tours

By IvyWise on Monday, March 2, 2020

AdobeStock_20993921Tune into These Podcasts to Stay Sharp During Your Travels

Whether you’re looking for something to listen to over spring break or to pass time while traveling to college tours, podcasts are an excellent way to stay entertained while learning something new. Tuning into a discussion can help you deepen your expertise on a subject that already interests you or explore something that you’ve always been curious about.

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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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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 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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6 Must-Have College Visit Items

By IvyWise on Monday, April 22, 2019

6 Must Have College Tour EssentialsPrepare for Campus Visits By Packing  These Essentials 

For high school students across the country, college visit season is in full swing. Many students are eager to go on school visits to refine their list of best-fit colleges, start to picture themselves on a campus, and explore all of their options. 

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4 Questions Not to Ask on College Tours (And What to Say Instead)

By IvyWise on Friday, April 5, 2019

What to Ask and Avoid on College ToursLearn What to Ask (and Avoid) On College Tours

College tours are an exciting opportunity for students to get a feel for life on campus, narrow down their list of best-fit schools, and explore a variety of academic options. Asking questions can help students gain more specific information about each institution and walk away with a nuanced understanding of the school.

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7 Essentials for Spring College Tours

By IvyWise on Friday, March 22, 2019

7 Essentials for Spring College ToursPack These Items to Help You Stay Comfortable and Confident on College Tours

Between booking travel accommodations and registering in advance, there is a lot of preparation work that goes into planning college tours. In addition to nailing down all of the logistics, students should pack strategically in order to feel prepared during every campus visit.

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7 Podcasts to Listen to During Your Next Trip

By IvyWise on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7 Podcasts to Listen to On Your Next TripTune In to These Radio Shows While Traveling for College Tours

Podcasts can be a great way to spice up your commute to school or pass the time while traveling for college tours. In addition to their entertainment value, many of these popular radio shows are filled with interesting facts and important discussions. 

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Dress to Impress: What to Wear (And Avoid) During College Visits

By IvyWise on Friday, March 15, 2019

Dress to ImpressChoose Appropriate Outfits to Look and Feel Your Best on School Tours

College tours can feel a little intimidating, especially if this is your first time visiting a campus. In order to keep your nerves under control and learn as much about each institution as possible, it is important to plan ahead and prepare for every visit in advance. 

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4 Tips for Winter Break College Visits

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

4 Tips for Winter Break College VisitsIf You’re Near a College of Interest for the Holidays, Stop by for an Informal Visit

For those traveling for the holidays, or maybe a family helping an older sibling move back home for winter break, stopping by a school of interest can be a fun way to break up the trip and help younger students see a college campus for the first time. While a winter break college visit isn’t as impactful as visiting while school is in session, it can help younger students get a better sense of what they’re looking for when building their balanced college list.

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How Important Are College Visits?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

How Important Are College VisitsCollege Visits Are a Critical Piece of the College Admissions Puzzle

Most high school students are aware that the college admissions process is multi-faceted and can be very time-consuming. With the demands of building a college list, preparing for standardized tests, writing application essays and more, it can often feel like “fun” things like college visits shouldn’t be prioritized. However, not all applicants understand the unique and important role campus visits play in the college admissions process.

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5 Questions to Ask College Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

5 Questions to Ask College Admissions OfficersGet the Info You Need Directly From the Source

With campus visits and college fairs, the fall is an important time for students to learn more about the schools they’re interested in and what it takes to gain admission. College fairs and information sessions during campus visits give students the opportunity to interact directly with an admissions officer and have their questions answered by a member of the team that makes the decisions.

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5 of the Most Haunted College Campuses

By IvyWise on Monday, October 29, 2018

Pennsylvania Hall at Gettysburg College HauntedThese Colleges Have Some Pretty Spooky Histories

Halloween season is here and for those who love a good spooky story, look no further than some of the schools on your balanced college list. Instead of saying goodbye to festive activities in high school, many colleges offer students the opportunity to amp up their holiday celebrations, thanks to an array of ghost stories, haunted halls, and one-of-a kind autumnal traditions.

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How to Save Money on College Visits

By IvyWise on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

save money on college visitsSave Money on College Visits With These Tips

Planning college visits this summer or fall? College visit costs can add up quickly, especially if students have many schools they’d like to visit as they narrow down their balanced college lists. However, there are a number of ways that families can save some money on college tours.

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6 Must-Have Items For Your College Visits

By IvyWise on Thursday, March 22, 2018

MITHere’s What to Bring On Your Campus Tours This Spring

College visits are an important part of the college prep process, as it help students learn more about schools of interest in order to build their balanced college list. Campus visits are a marathon – not a sprint – and taking along the right items can help make your time touring schools a lot easier!

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