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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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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Fall 2021 College Reopening Plans During COVID-19

By IvyWise on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Attractive young woman sitting on wooden floor with laptop and drawn question marks above on concrete wall. Confusion concept Colleges are Hopeful for a “Normal” Fall 2021 Reopening Plan

In the wake of COVID-19, colleges and universities across the globe have implemented various reopening options in order to resume and continue instruction for the spring 2021 semester, and many are starting to set their sights to the fall with optimism that they will be able to return to normal operations by then.

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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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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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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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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 2025

Many application deadlines have already passed, but there are still hundreds of colleges and universities in the US accepting applications for the class of 2025.

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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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