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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How to Make the Most of Virtual Learning

By IvyWise on Friday, March 6, 2020

AdobeStock_224952319Stay Engaged In Your Course Work, No Matter What

Whether it’s an MOOC, an online SAT course, or another virtual learning experience, there are a variety of reasons why students may turn to digital courses. Now, amidst growing concerns over the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many schools across the globe are opting for virtual learning so students can continue their coursework during school closures.

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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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5 Tips for Pinpointing Meaningful Community Service Activities

By IvyWise on Monday, February 24, 2020

meaningful community service activitiesHow to Pick the Right Volunteer Opportunities for Your Goals

Many students add community service to their high school to-do list but struggle to pinpoint where to start. Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, frequenting a senior citizen center, or coaching youth soccer, there are a variety of different ways for students to make an impact.

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Study Abroad

By IvyWise on Thursday, February 20, 2020

study abroadTake Your International Learning Experience to the Next Level

For many college students, studying abroad is a highlight of their academic experience. Between learning about a different culture and exploring a foreign land, there are many elements of study abroad and international experiences that make them both academically and personally fulfilling.

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Finding Time For Fun When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Having fun when applying to collegeLearn How to Balance it All During Application Season

Between test preparation, college tours, and keeping up with school work, it’s all too easy for students to neglect their friendships and recreational activities during the college admissions process. While making time for schoolwork and admissions-related tasks is essential, it’s equally important to pencil in time to socialize and enjoy high school.

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5 Questions for Potential College Athletes

By IvyWise on Thursday, February 13, 2020

AdobeStock_226262339Know What to Ask During Your College Athletic Search

For student-athletes who are passionate about their sport, having the opportunity to play in college can sound like a dream come true. From connecting with peers with similar interests, to representing your university, and honing your skills, there are a variety of benefits associated with being a college athlete.

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Class of 2024 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Monday, February 10, 2020

college decision notification dateHere’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions

Are you ready for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2024 in order to notify students of their decisions by the end of March.

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Summer Planning 101: How to Get Started

By IvyWise on Friday, January 31, 2020

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Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Start Planning Your Summer Now

Although the summer season is months away, it’s important for students to get a head start on planning for the break. There are a multitude of different opportunities to consider and the sooner students get started, the more time they will have to pinpoint activities that are truly meaningful to them.

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2020-21 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Common App Essay PromptsThe Common App Prompts for 2020-21 Will Remain the Same

The Common Application has announced that the personal statement essay prompts for the 2020-21 admissions season will remain unchanged for the fourth straight year.

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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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How to Stop a Second Semester Slump Before it Starts

By IvyWise on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Second Semester SlumpEnd Your Year on a High Note with These Tips

After months of putting in hard work, many students have a tendency to go on auto pilot during the second semester – especially if it is their last semester of high school. While it may feel tempting to slack off, it’s important for every student to finish their academic year on a high note.

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4 Signs You Should Consider Transferring Colleges

By IvyWise on Monday, January 13, 2020

AdobeStock_244708614If You’re Experiencing These Thoughts, It May Be Time for a Change

Every student’s college admissions journey is unique and, for some, that may mean enrolling in more than one school before graduation day. According to Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of all college students transfer, so if you are considering other options for your higher education you’re not alone.

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Yes, College Admissions Officers Are Looking At Social Media

By IvyWise on Monday, January 13, 2020

college admissions officers looking at social mediaBut That Shouldn’t Scare You If You’re Smart Online

The latest Kaplan survey of college admissions officers found that 36% of admissions officers have visited applicants’ social media profiles to learn more about them – up from 25% last year. Almost 70% of them think that looking at social media is “fair game” in the admissions process.

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Colleges Still Accepting Applications After Jan. 1

By IvyWise on Thursday, January 2, 2020

College Application Red FlagsA Number of Schools Are Still Accepting Applications for the Class of 2024

Many application deadlines have already passed, but there are still hundreds of colleges and universities in the US accepting applications for the class of 2024.

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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 Last-Minute College App Tips

By IvyWise on Monday, December 23, 2019

AdobeStock_292780064Tips for Students Right Before College Applications are Due

Between family vacations and holiday festivities, it can be all too easy to put off college application work until the very last minute. While it’s always best to work consistently and strategically, even the most dedicated students find themselves working down to the wire from time to time.

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Outside Reading Tips for the Holidays

By IvyWise on Friday, December 20, 2019

AdobeStock_47937529Top Choices for Independent Reading Over the Holidays

While it may be tempting to go totally on auto-pilot during the holidays, students should stay focused and mentally engaged in order to streamline the transition back to school. Independent reading is a simple and fun way to stay academically sharp over the break and to work on expanding your literary horizons.

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