Colleges That Don’t Honor Score Choice

Monday, August 26, 2019

AdobeStock_146574132Learn How Score Choice Works and Which Schools Honor It

For high school students navigating the college application process, the back-to-school season is about a lot more than starting new classes. In addition to coursework, many students are preparing all of the components of their college applications, including submitting test scores.

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Parents: How to Discuss College Costs

Friday, August 23, 2019

Parents college cost talkLearn How to Have an Impactful Discussion About Saving for School

It may sound daunting, but it’s  important for parents to discuss college costs and budgeting as part of the college search process . College is an investment and in order to feel confident and excited about your student’s educational choice, your entire family needs to be on the same page financially.

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What’s Covered on the PSAT Math Test?

Monday, August 12, 2019
What to Study for the PSAT MathEvery Math Component Students Need to Review Before the PSAT

With the PSAT just around the corner, now is the time to hone your mathematical skills so you are up-to-date on what’s being asked on the exam. Whether you consider yourself a numbers person or not, it’s a good idea to go into the exam with these top PSAT tips.

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How to End the Summer on a Positive Note

Friday, August 9, 2019
Preparing for Back to School SeasonMake the Most of Your Final Days of Summer and Get Motivated for the Year Ahead

For many students, the final weeks of summer break are either here or fast approaching. Although it’s important to shift gears and prepare for the back-to-school season, students should also focus on making the most of their summer opportunities.

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Understanding AP Exam Scores

Friday, July 5, 2019

Understanding AP Exam ScoresHere’s What Each AP Score Means

By Seamus, IvyWise Master Tutor

The first AP Exam scores are available today, and will continue to be released over the next few days. This is an exciting time for students who are eager to learn their results, but what exactly do these scores mean?

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How to Start Studying for the MCAT

Friday, June 14, 2019
Guide to the MCATHow to Start Studying for the MCAT

As part of the medical school admissions process students need to take the MCAT, which is a seven-and-a-half-hour exam (including breaks) with four sections. The MCAT is an intensive exam and students need to understand the content and formatting in order to prepare.

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What’s on the SAT?

Monday, May 20, 2019

What's on the SATLearn About Every Kind of Question You Can Expect on the SAT

Performing well on standardized tests is about so much more than thinking quickly and bubbling in the answers. In order to really excel on exams, it is important to have a thorough understanding of exactly what the test will cover and review accordingly.

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Testing Accommodations for the SAT and ACT

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Testing AccommodationsLearn What Kind of Accommodations Are Available for the SAT & ACT

The SAT and ACT can feel overwhelming for any test taker, but for students with learning differences or disabilities there can be an additional piece to the testing puzzle: obtaining appropriate accommodations in order to have the best chance of reaching their goal score on test day.

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4 Standardized Testing Tips for International Students

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

International Study TipsStarting Early and Working Smart Can Help International Students Get Ahead on Standardized Tests

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

When it comes to getting a great score on the ACT or SAT, the process of preparing and studying for the exam can seem quite complicated, especially if students are applying from abroad and aren’t familiar with the test. Instead of stressing out, know it can be done—as long as students learn about the exam and create a testing strategy.

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How to Cope with Every Kind of Admissions Decision

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

How to Cope with College Admissions OutcomesHow to Feel Your Best When Admission Decision Time Comes 

For students who applied to colleges in the regular round, March and April can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Between waiting for admissions decisions, receiving a verdict from each school on your best fit list, and deciding where to enroll, the spring season marks a major milestone for many high school seniors.

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Test Prep 101: What You Need to Know About the Digital LSAT

Monday, March 25, 2019

What You Need to Know About the Digital LSATThe LSAT Will Start Rolling Out Computer-Based Testing This Summer

This past October, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) announced the launch of computer-based testing for the North America administrations Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Beginning in July of 2019, the LSAT will be a hybrid of paper and computer-based testing, utilizing a tablet, and will transition to a full digital examination in September. For students looking to complete their LSAT examinations via paper and pencil, the June 2019 test date will be your last guaranteed opportunity to take the examination on paper.

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What to Do The Morning of the SAT and ACT

Monday, March 4, 2019
What to Do the Morning of the SAT ACTThese Morning Tips Will Help You Feel Confident on Test Day

No matter how much test preparation and studying you have done, it’s normal to feel a little nervous on the morning of an important exam like the SAT or ACT. While a full-proof morning routine might not eliminate this anxiety, it will certainly help boost your confidence on test day.

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How to Apply for Summer Internships

Friday, March 1, 2019

How to Apply to Summer InternshipsFind an Internship That Aligns With Your Interests and Goals

Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, enhance their skill set, and fight off summer brain drain. Unfortunately, finding a best-fit internship opportunity that aligns with your needs and goals can be challenging.

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4 Easy to Overlook Tips for the ACT and SAT

Monday, February 25, 2019

2018 act redbook reviewAn Expert Tutor Breaks Down 4 ACT and SAT Tips That Many Students Overlook

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

The college prep process can often be complicated, and the complexities of this journey can make it easy to overlook a few key tips that have a great record of helping students raise their ACT and SAT scores and pave the way toward long-term success.

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Medical School Admissions 101: How Important is GPA?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

AdobeStock_188090741Similar to the college application process, grades are one of the most important factors in admissions decisions for medical school. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges rates GPA as one of the most important academic metrics according to a survey of admissions officers.

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How Do You Self-Register for AP Exams?

Friday, January 11, 2019

How to Independently Register for AP ExamsSelf-Studying for AP Exams Is a Great Way to Improve Your Course Rigor But How Do You Self-Register? 

Are you planning to take AP Exams this May? For most students, if your school offers AP courses, you will have an AP coordinator who will handle exam registration, fee collection, and notify you of where to be and when for your exams. However, if you are registered solely in an online school, are homeschooled, or your school does not offer AP Exams so you self-studied, you have the option to register as an independent.

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College Move In Etiquette

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

college move in etiquetteHere’s How to Make the Most of Move In Day

It’s back-to-school season, and for many first-year college students this is the first time they’ll be living in a dorm and sharing a space with one or more roommates. College move in day can be hectic, but there’s a lot that students can do to ensure they have a smooth transition into college life.

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US vs. UK College Costs

Friday, August 17, 2018

us vs. uk college costsHow Do College Costs Stack Up Across the Pond?

Cost a very important factor to consider for most students applying to college, especially for those interested in schools in both the US and the UK. In order to adequately budget for a college degree, applicants need to not only account for tuition costs, but also related expenses such as application fees, tuition, the cost of living in certain cities, and more. US colleges can be pricey, however, it’s not a guarantee that attending university in UK will be less expensive in the long run.

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SAT vs. ACT: Which Exam Is “Better?”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
sat vs. actSAT vs. ACT: Which Exam Is “Better?”

A common question that families consider when their college-bound students are preparing for the SAT or ACT is “which test is better?” Or “are the ACT and SAT considered equally in the application review process?” There’s been a long-held myth that one test is favored over the other, however, that’s simply not the case.

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Extracurricular Activities for Freshmen and Sophomores

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

extracurricular activity resourcesColleges want to see what students are doing outside of the classroom, so high school students should seek out extracurricular opportunities that they’re passionate about and match their interests. For high school freshmen and sophomores, it can be hard to figure out exactly what their interests are and the activities that best suit those passions. Luckily, there are a number of resources for high school freshmen and sophomores to help them identify their core interests and find opportunities that support them.

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IvyWise Pro Bono Student Feature: Ranpreet

Thursday, October 26, 2017

harvard yard.jpgIvyWise Student Ranpreet Shares His College Admissions Experience, Motivation, and Advice

The college application process is in full swing for high school seniors applying to the class of 2022. It can be a high-stress time of year, and it’s important for students to have perspective when going through the admissions journey. One IvyWise student, Ranpreet, has some advice to students to help them stay motivated this fall.

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