3 Tips to Help You Have a Great First Day at Your Internship

By IvyWise on Monday, December 31, 2018

3 Tips to Help You Have a Great First Day at Your InternshipGet Rid of First Day Jitters By Walking in With a Plan

Whether you’re starting a new internship, working an on-campus job, or just coming back to your job after being away for the holidays, it’s important to have a great first day in order to build your confidence and establish good working habits and goals.

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7 Colleges with Unique Holiday Traditions

By IvyWise on Friday, December 21, 2018

7 Schools with Unique Holiday TraditionsThese Colleges and Universities Have Some Cool and Quirky Holiday Traditions and Festivities

If you are worried about missing out on holiday festivities once college starts, have no fear! Campuses across the country have their own unique ways of celebrating the end of the year and the traditions are as varied and diverse as the universities themselves.

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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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Class of 2023 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Friday, December 14, 2018

Class of 2023 Early Admission RatesHere are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2023

The first members of the college class of 2023 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2023. More decisions will be released this month and into January, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

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Med School Admissions 101: Guide to the AMCAS Application

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Guide to the AMCAS ApplicationNow’s The Time to Consider Your Medical School Application Strategy

If you’re considering applying to medical school, it’s likely that you’ll be using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to apply to your best-fit medical school programs. Before you start formulating your medical school application strategy, however, it’s important to understand what to expect.

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Early Application Outcomes: How to Deal

By IvyWise on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Early Application OutcomesHere’s What to Do if You’re Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred

Many colleges are announcing early admissions decisions this week and applicants need to prepare for a variety outcomes including acceptance, rejection, or a deferral.

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6 College-Curated Books for Winter Break Outside Reading

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

6 College-Curated Books to Read Over Winter BreakAdd These Suggestions to Your Outside Reading List

Winter break is approaching, and instead of spending the entire break binge watching your favorite shows, consider stepping away from the screen for a bit and picking up a few books. Not only will winter break outside reading help you stay sharp during your vacation, it can also help prepare you for college coursework, which is often literature-heavy.

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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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4 Tips for Writing Thanksgiving Thank You Notes to Teachers and Counselors

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

4 Tips for Writing Thanksgiving Thank You Notes to Teachers and CounselorsTake Some Time to Say “Thank You” to Those Who Are Helping You Through the College Application Process

For many students, Thanksgiving is a time to catch up on sleep, visit extended family, and enjoy an all-you-can eat feast. However, high school seniors should add one more item to their holiday agenda: crafting thank you notes for the teachers and counselors who have penned their letters of recommendation.

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How to Talk About Applying to College This Thanksgiving

By IvyWise on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How to Talk About Applying to College This ThanksgivingThe College Admissions Process Can be a Sensitive Subject Over the Holidays – Here’s How to Approach It

The holidays can bring together friends and family members that may not be able to see each other frequently, and that can result in a lot of catching up over dinner conversation – especially when a student is applying to college. It’s not unusual for family members to default to the college conversation as soon as they see a high school senior, but sometimes this can unintentionally lead to additional stress or students just having the same discussion over and over again. Here’s how parents, students, and family members can approach the college conversation this Thanksgiving.

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7 Cool College Courses

By IvyWise on Friday, November 16, 2018

7 Cool College CoursesHere are Some of the Most Fun, Unusual, and Quirky College Courses

College course options aren’t just limited to statistics and Biology 101! In addition to one-of-a-kind traditions and unique spooky stories, many universities have an array of specialized course offerings that are tailored to student’s interests, current events, and trends.

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Why Extracurricular Activities Should Be a Priority

By IvyWise on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why Extracurricular Involvement Should Be a PriorityActivities Can Help Students Discover Their Interests and Stand Out When Applying to College

If you think grades and standardized test scores are the only factors that matter to college admissions officers, it is time to think again. While these types of quantitative measures are certainly important, there are a variety of other components that will carry considerable weight on your college applications, including how you spend your time on the weekends and after school.

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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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College Prep 101: Guide to College Application Recommendation Letters

By IvyWise on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Guide to College Application Recommendation LettersRecommendation Letters are an Extremely Important College Application “Soft Factor”

Most colleges will require recommendation letters as part of the admissions process, but why do they matter? For many students, recommendations can be an afterthought as it’s one part of the application they don’t actually have to write, but neglecting this important application component can hurt your applicant profile.

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4 Tips for Preventing High School Burnout

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

4 Tips for Preventing High School BurnoutDon’t Lose Sight of Your College Prep Goals This Fall

If you find yourself counting down the days until winter break, you are not alone.  Between keeping your grades up, studying for standardized tests, and participating in your choice of extracurricular activities, many high school students have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. Neglecting to manage the stress that can come with a busy academic and social schedule can cause students to burnout at the most critical point of their high school journey.

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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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Reviewing Your College Apps: 4 Things to Look for Before Submitting

By IvyWise on Friday, October 19, 2018

review apps before submittingKeep an Eye Out for Common Mistakes When Reviewing Your Applications Before Hitting “Submit”

Early application deadlines are around the corner, and for students planning to apply to their top-choice colleges by November, it’s time to put the finishing touches on their applications. Students should take time to review their applications before submitting, but what should they be mindful of when proofreading their college apps?

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Class of 2023 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

class of 2021 early decision notification datesEarly Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2018-19 Application Season

Click here for the regular decision notification dates for the class of 2023!

The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

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