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Back to School with IvyWise 2020

By IvyWise on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Use Our New Resources to Make the Most of This Unusual Semester

As COVID-19 continues to cause ongoing uncertainty for students across the globe, we’re debuting a new set of resources to help you navigate this unusual semester. Back to School with IvyWise is our latest initiative designed to provide students and families with comprehensive academic and college admissions support. 

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Graduate Admissions Q&A: What Grad School Applicants Need to Know

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AdobeStock_211365464Get Graduate Admissions Advice from a Former Graduate Admissions Officer with This Informative Q&A

If you’re considering graduate school, it’s important to understand why you’re pursuing an advanced degree and how it will impact your future education and career goals. Not sure about the difference between graduate school and an undergraduate education? Want to know what graduate admissions officers look for in applicants? We have answers here!

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College Application Essays: 3 Simple Tips from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Answer_Crazy_Essay_QuestionsHere’s What to Keep in Mind When Writing College Essays

College application essays are often the most stressed about component of the admissions process, but they don’t have to be! By taking some time to learn what admissions officers are looking for students can feel confident when crafting their college application essays.

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The Virtual Tutoring Experience: Why It’s Beneficial to Students

By IvyWise on Friday, April 19, 2019

Virtual TutoringVirtual Tutoring Connects Students and Educators No Matter Where They are in the World

We live in a digital age, and with a variety of tools available these days people are able to connect with each other all over the world at any time. This has led to more flexibility when it comes to learning and working. At IvyWise, we’ve been pioneers of virtual counseling and tutoring for years, however, many families still have reservations about the virtual tutoring experience.

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Fall Into Good Study Habits This Semester With These 10 Tips

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

fall study habitsThese Study Habits Can Help Students Reach Their Academic Goals This Fall

Cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the return of pumpkin spice everything may be some of students’ favorite fall things – but studying usually isn’t one of them. The fall semester is in full swing and establishing a routine and good study habits should be paramount this semester as students work to prepare for the college admissions process. If you’re having trouble finding your groove this autumn, IvyWise can help!

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How TOEFL Scores are Evaluated in US Admissions

By IvyWise on Thursday, July 5, 2018

AP Exams Test Prep Plan and Timeline From an Expert TutorFor International Students Applying to US Universities, TOEFL Scores Can Be a Critical Part of College Applications

For some international students applying to US universities, TOEFL scores can be a big factor in the admissions process. It’s important for international students to understand if they need to take the TOEFL, when to take it, and how the scores are evaluated by admissions officers.

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Does Community Service Matter In The College Admissions Process?

By IvyWise on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

community service college admissionsHow Community Service Can Impact College Admission Chances

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that community service can be a tipping factor when making college admissions decisions. In fact, 53% of those surveyed said that community service can almost be a “tie-breaker” between applicants who are equally qualified. So how is community service viewed in the context of a student’s application, and what can students now to pursue meaningful community service opportunities?

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Help IvyWise and School the World Build a School In Guatemala This Spring

By IvyWise on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

School The World.jpgIvyWise Will Travel to Guatemala With School the World in March to Build an Elementary School

IvyWise, along with Flywire and Envisage International, has partnered with School the World and will be traveling to Guatemala this March to build a school and playground with the aim of expanding educational access in one of the country’s neediest communities.

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Are You Having a Productive Summer Break?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

productive summer break.jpgCollege Bound Students Can Use The Summer To Explore Interests and Catch Up On College Apps

We can’t stress enough the importance of a productive summer break when preparing to apply to college. While students can use the summer break to relax and recharge, they should also use some of that downtime to explore their interests, catch up on test prep and outside reading, and more.

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How Colleges Are Celebrating Black History Month in 2017

By IvyWise on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
colleges celebreate black history month 2017.jpgColleges Across the US Celebrate Black History Month With a Number of Campus Events


February is Black History month in the US, and colleges and universities across the country are marking this national observance month with events and educational opportunities throughout February to celebrate the history of black Americans.

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What to Do if You Are Accepted to College Early Decision or Early Action

By IvyWise on Thursday, December 15, 2016
what to do if accepted early decision.jpgYou Were Accepted to College Early! Here’s What to Do Next


Congratulations! You were accepted to your early decision or early action college. But what do you need to do next? There are a number of things to consider moving forward, so it’s important for students to weigh all their options before accepting an early offer of admission.

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Writing College Admissions Thank You Notes

By IvyWise on Monday, November 21, 2016
college admissions thank you notes.jpgDon’t Forget to Give Thanks to Those You Meet Along Your Admissions Journey


When is it appropriate to send a thank you note or email when applying to college? Students are likely to meet a variety of admissions officials when visiting colleges and attending college fairs, and while it’s not required, it’s a good practice to send follow-up thank you notes.

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Colleges and Universities with Hidden Treasures

By IvyWise on Monday, June 9, 2014
© Mopic - Fotolia.comFrom Secret Rooms to Spooky Urban Legends, These Colleges Have Some Interesting Campus Attractions

There’s more to many schools than what meets the eye. US colleges and universities all have complex histories that aren’t necessarily apparent to the common campus visitor. The bronze statues, portraits of long-gone college presidents, and Grecian columns that adorn these historic campuses only tell half of the story.

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Waitlist Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Waitlist Admit RatesFor waitlisted students, it can be hard to judge just how much of a chance they have of getting in

Not getting into your top-choice or “dream” school can be a big disappointment, but it can narrow the pool and allow you to focus on the other great schools where you were admitted. For those students who are waitlisted, however, a sense of uncertainty can come into play, especially with May 1 enrollment deadlines right around the corner. 

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