College Prep Over the Holidays: How to De-stress but Stay on Track

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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With the holiday break just days away, it’s all too easy for students to check out and go on vacation-mode. While there is nothing wrong with taking some time off to recharge, students who are preparing for the college admissions process need to stay mindful and motivated throughout the season.

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What Happens if You are Not Accepted Early Decision

By IvyWise on Monday, December 16, 2019

AdobeStock_203828298How to Cope and What Happens Next

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal with rejection from time to time. It can initially feel devastating for students who do not gain admission to the university they applied to via Early Decision, but with time, it is possible to cope and make the best of it.

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Class of 2024 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Friday, December 13, 2019

class of 2024 early admission ratesHere are the Early Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2024

The first members of the college class of 2024 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2024. 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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What are the Chances of Getting into Your Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

AdobeStock_213542275Learn More about  Calculating Your Admissions Odds

With the deadline for regular round college applications right around the corner, many high school seniors are curious about the acceptance rates at their top-choice institutions. It’s natural to wonder what your chances of admission are, but how can students properly evaluate their acceptance odds?

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Understanding Your Junior Year PSAT Score

By IvyWise on Monday, December 9, 2019

What is a Good PSAT ScorePut Your PSAT Score into Context to Decide What Steps to Take Next

After studying for the exam, learning about the PSAT’s structure, and finally taking the exam, many students anxiously await their test scores. However, once the results are in, it can be challenging to put them into context and understand exactly what a given score means.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By IvyWise on Friday, December 6, 2019

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With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the time to take a momentary step away from regular round college applications and put the finishing touches on seasonal gift lists! Instead of losing sight of your academic goals entirely, students can take their study game to the next level with gadgets that will set them up for success in college and beyond.

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How to Set Test Prep Goals for 2020

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Get a Head Start on Planning for the New Year

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With the new year right around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about your test prep goals for 2020. Whether you’re a freshman who is just beginning to think about college, a sophomore gearing up to start test prep, or a junior who is already in the thick of it, there are concrete steps that you can take in 2020 to get closer to achieving your test prep goals.

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History of Acceptance at Boston University

By IvyWise on Monday, December 2, 2019

Learn More About Gaining Admittance at BU

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With its highly desirable and centralized location and a multitude of specialty programs, it’s no wonder that Boston University is a top choice for many students. In recent years, its acceptance rate has plummeted significantly, leaving many applicants to wonder what it takes to gain a seat in the class.

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6 Colleges with Fun Thanksgiving Traditions

By IvyWise on Monday, November 25, 2019

AdobeStock_297084080Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus

For many students, a college campus is more than a setting for higher education and learning; it becomes a second home. In order to instill this sense of community from the start, many top colleges celebrate holidays, including Thanksgiving, in a huge way.

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Applying to UT Austin? Here’s What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Friday, November 22, 2019

AdobeStock_63002451Learn What it Takes to Be a Longhorn

UT Austin is one of the most prestigious public universities in the country, so it’s no wonder that it’s a top choice for many high school seniors. From Division 1 sports teams to a destination-worthy location in the heart of Austin, there are several qualities that set this institution apart.

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Graduate Admissions Q&A: What Grad School Applicants Need to Know

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AdobeStock_211365464Get Graduate Admissions Advice from a Former Graduate Admissions Officer with This Informative Q&A

If you’re considering graduate school, it’s important to understand why you’re pursuing an advanced degree and how it will impact your future education and career goals. Not sure about the difference between graduate school and an undergraduate education? Want to know what graduate admissions officers look for in applicants? We have answers here!

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What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Duke

By IvyWise on Monday, November 18, 2019

Duke university early decision notification dateLearn More About this Top College Before Applying

Duke University is a renowned university in North Carolina with a rich history, top-tier academics and lots of school spirit. Consequently, it is an extremely popular choice amongst high school seniors with a variety of different interests and specialties.

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College Application Essays: 3 Simple Tips from Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Answer_Crazy_Essay_QuestionsHere’s What to Keep in Mind When Writing College Essays

College application essays are often the most stressed about component of the admissions process, but they don’t have to be! By taking some time to learn what admissions officers are looking for students can feel confident when crafting their college application essays.

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5 Colleges with the Best Dining Halls

By IvyWise on Monday, November 11, 2019

ivywiseThe Best Schools for Foodies and Culinary Experts

While meal choices shouldn’t be the biggest factor when it comes to enrollment decisions, top tier dining options are always an asset. Many universities have revamped their menu offerings to provide students with diverse and high-quality food choices.

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UCLA Acceptance Rate and Stats: What it Takes to Get In

By IvyWise on Friday, November 8, 2019

AdobeStock_26529867Learn What it Takes to Gain Admittance at UCLA

With a sprawling California campus, top tier academic offerings and Division 1 sports teams, it’s no wonder that UCLA emerges as a top-choice institution for many high school students. Given its popularity, students need to prepare thoroughly in order to emerge as competitive applicants.

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Tips to Prepare for the December SAT

By IvyWise on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6 Items Rising Seniors Can Check Off Of Their To-Do ListsHere’s What Students Need to Do to Prepare for the SAT This December

The December SAT is a month away, and whether it’s your first time taking the SAT or you’re looking to improve your score, there’s a lot that you can do in the month leading up to the exam in order to reach your goal score.

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What Does ‘Rolling Admissions’ Mean?

By IvyWise on Monday, November 4, 2019

ivywise college admissions counseling and tutoringUnderstand How the Rolling Admissions Process Works

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all top-choice college for every student, the application process itself is far from universal. Some students may choose to apply early, while others could benefit from a gap year, regular round applications, or selecting institutions with rolling admissions processes.

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Applying to Yale? Here’s What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Friday, November 1, 2019

AdobeStock_120691247Learn What it Takes to Stand Out When Applying to Yale

It’s no wonder a multitude of beloved characters, including Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls and Brooks Rattigan of The Perfect Date, dream of attending Yale University. The Ivy League institution is academically renowned and holds an array of distinctions in many fields.

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4 Tips for Medical School Applicants

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Science professor giving lecture to class at the universityMed School Advice from a Former Medical School Admissions Officer

Interested in applying to medical school? Gaining admission to medical school is a competitive process, and applicants need to be in the best position possible in order to have the best chance of admission to a good-fit program.

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