Tips for 2020 Online AP Exams

By IvyWise on Thursday, April 30, 2020

AdobeStock_330645213Feel Confident About Your Exams This Spring

As schools transition to remote learning, the College Board has announced that the AP exams will be offered online for the first time ever in 2020.

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2020 Summer Program Cancellations and Updates

By IvyWise on Monday, April 27, 2020

AdobeStock_199020788Learn 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.

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Creating a New College Prep Routine While Social Distancing

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

AdobeStock_321671210Start 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.

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COVID-19 and Admissions Exams: Test Prep Tips in Uncertain Times

By IvyWise on Monday, April 20, 2020

AdobeStock_325307851Here’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.

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How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours

By IvyWise on Thursday, April 16, 2020

AdobeStock_329705302Maximize 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. 

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How to Determine Whether a Gap Year is Right for You

By IvyWise on Monday, April 13, 2020

AdobeStock_294575151What 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?

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IvyWise Live Q&A: Coronavirus and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Friday, April 10, 2020

ivywise live counsellorsJoin 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.

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Deciding Where to Enroll During a Pandemic

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

deciding where to enroll coronavirusLearn 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?

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Class of 2024 Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Class of 2023 Early Admission RatesSome 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.

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Colleges with Extended Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

By IvyWise on Friday, March 20, 2020

june 1 enrollment deposit deadlineDue 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.

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How to Stay Calm While Waiting for Admissions Decisions

By IvyWise on Monday, March 16, 2020

AdobeStock_326462468Keep 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.

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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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