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What to Look for In a College Admissions Counselor

By IvyWise on Monday, October 21, 2019

AdobeStock_231492110How to Find a College Admissions Counselor for Your Needs and Goals

The college application process is an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth, but it can also be stressful and filled with uncertainty. For many students, working with a college admissions counselor can be a meaningful way to expand their horizons and receive nuanced guidance throughout the process.

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Keeping an Open Mind When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Monday, July 22, 2019

College Visits 101 Tips from a Former Admissions Officer 600x315IvyWise Pro Bono Student Jennifer Shares Some Insight into the College Admissions Process

As college-bound high school seniors head into their last year of school, there’s a lot to think about. The college application process is in full swing, and in addition to applying to a balanced list of best fit schools, students need to maintain good grades, improve test scores if they’re retaking the SAT or ACT this fall, and keep up with their extracurricular activities. It can be hard to keep an open mind during this process, especially when students have such definite goals, but it’s important to explore all options when applying to college this fall.

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College-Bound Student’s Top Advice: Don’t Go Through the College Admissions Process Alone

By IvyWise on Friday, July 27, 2018

college admissions resourcesStudents Applying to College Should Seek Help From a Number of Different Resources

For students just starting the college admissions process, it can be intimidating and overwhelming, so some perspective from peers going through the same process can be helpful and welcome. We caught up with one of our pro bono students, Oladunni, to get her advice on what students should know when applying to college this fall.

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IvyWise Pro Bono Student Feature: Kaitlyn

By IvyWise on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

student colleg prep adviceIvyWise Student Kaitlyn Shares Her Experience, Motivation, and Advice

As high school seniors across the US, and the world, await college admission decisions for the class of 2021, it’s important to remember the focus of this process at the end of the day: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with some amazing students, and we’d like to take the time to feature some of them.

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Watch These 3 Great College Acceptance Videos

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
college acceptance videos.jpgIvyWise Pro Bono Students Share the Moments They Learned of Their Early Acceptances to College

 

What’s it like to be accepted to your early decision or early action college? These students shared their reactions!

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2015 IvyWise College Counseling Student Success

By IvyWise on Thursday, May 7, 2015
IvyWise Class of 2015 ResulstIvyWise’s Class of 2015 Gained Admission to Over 260 Colleges Including All 8 Ivy Leagues and Stanford!

The 2014-15 application season was a great one for IvyWise students, with 92% gaining admission to one or more of their top-three choice colleges! This year’s class gained admission to over 260 colleges and universities, including all eight Ivy League colleges, Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins, and NYU, to name a few. In honor of this year’s class, we’ve created an infographic of their success and highlights of how IvyWise has guided students throughout the college admissions process for over 17 years now!

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IvyWise Webinar Series

By IvyWise on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
IvyWise WebinarsInformative Videos From Our Expert Counselors Are Just A Click Away!

At IvyWise, we’re always thinking of news ways to get families the information they need in order to succeed in the college admissions process. Available now are on-demand college counseling videos featuring our expert counselors speaking on a variety of topics, from community service to how selective schools evaluate applicants.

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Admission to US Universities

By IvyWise on Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Where IvyWise Students Come From

US University AdmissionsAs we finish up college application work with our seniors in the class of 2012, we thought we’d take a look at where IvyWise students have come from. College admission has become increasingly competitive and complicated, and can be even more so for students navigating the process from abroad. IvyWise counselors have worked extensively with students from around the US and around the world on the admissions process, and almost a third of IvyWise students are international students!

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The Transition from High School to College

By IvyWise on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
An IvyWise Student Talks About the Transition to College

transition to collegeI led a relatively sheltered life before leaving for college. As an only child whose parents wanted to ensure that I remained focused, I had been enrolled at an all-girls school for seven years. To their horror, I ultimately chose to attend the farthest school I applied to—Washington University in St. Louis, a shocking 16-hour drive from my home in New Jersey.

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