Learn the Status of 2020 Summer Programs
Many high school students opt to attend summer programs hosted by various colleges to expand their horizons and deepen their knowledge while getting a taste of campus life. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a multitude of universities are either cancelling their courses or shifting them online.
Start Your College Admissions Journey Off on the Right Foot
It’s not just how you finish high school that counts. Admissions officers review all four years of your grades, activities, and more when making decisions on applications, so it’s essential for current freshmen and sophomores to build a strong academic and extracurricular foundation, even while schools themselves are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s What to Expect and How to Plan for the SAT and ACT This Summer and Fall
By Joey, IvyWise Master Tutor
With new developments and updates about COVID-19 unfolding everyday, high school juniors around the country have one question on their minds: “How will this affect my college applications this fall?” While an important query, this sustained uncertainty can raise stress levels in ways that are both unhealthy and unproductive for testing and academic goals.
Maximize Your Virtual Touring Experience with These Tips
Typically, spring is a popular time for high school juniors and even some younger students to embark on a set of college tours meant to help future applicants better envision their best-fit environment. However, this isn’t an option this year, as campuses across the country have closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
What to Consider When Contemplating a Gap Year
From Malia Obama to Yara Shahidi, a multitude of celebrities have opted to take some time off before pursuing their college degree. But how can students determine if a gap year is really the right decision for them?
Join Our Facebook Live Webinars April 15 & 17 to Learn More About How To Prep for College Admissions Process This Fall
Tune in to IvyWise Live on our Facebook page next week, where College Admissions Experts Christine, Scott, Nat, Zach, and Rachel will discuss how students can prepare for the college admissions process this fall and answer your most pressing college prep questions.
Learn How to Make Your College Admissions Choice With Confidence
A recent survey found that almost 26% of college-bound high school seniors are rethinking their colleges choices due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while more than 300 colleges and universities across the US have extended their enrollment deposit deadlines, students will still need to make a decision soon about where they want to attend in the fall. With college visits and admitted student weekend activities canceled or moved online, and uncertainty about the fall, how can students make an informed decision?
Some of the First Admission Rates for the Class of 2024
While the regular school year is finishing out virtually for many students in response to the coronavirus, it’s still business as usual when it comes to admissions decisions, with colleges releasing their admissions decisions and results through the rest of March.
Due to Closures Related to Coronavirus Many Colleges are Extending Their Enrollment Deposit Deadlines to June 1 or Later
As colleges release admissions decisions in the midst of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, many schools are hoping to ease anxiety of college bound seniors by extending their enrollment deadlines from May 1 to June 1 or even later.
Learn How to Stay Academically Engaged Even When School is Out of Session
While many schools are switching to online learning this spring, it’s important to continue to stay academically engaged even after you’ve logged off.
Keep a Level Head While Awaiting College Decisions
With most colleges just days away from announcing their admissions decisions for regular round applicants, countless students are waiting in anticipation to receive their results. Although applicants have already done the “hard” part by compiling their submissions, sometimes waiting can feel like the most challenging component of the process.
Learn 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.
Stay 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.
Tune 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.
How 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.
Take 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.
Learn 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.
Know 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.
Here’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.