IvyWise KnowledgeBase

The college admissions landscape is constantly changing.

Here’s what families need to know

Make the Most of this School Year with IvyWise

School looks very different this year, and we’re here to guide students through every facet of their educational journey with a plethora of college admissions resources aimed at demystifying the complicated college application process. From our Just Admit It! podcast to webinars, articles, COVID-19 admissions resources, videos, free guide downloads, and more– IvyWise has everything you need to make the most of this school year and succeed in the admissions process this fall.

Check out our most recent IvyWise KnowledgeBase resources!

Just Admit It! Podcast

IvyWise’s Just Admit It! podcast provides listeners with expert insight and advice from our team of former admissions officers.

IvyWise Webinars &
Counselor’s Corner

Zoom into the future with IvyWise’s fall webinar series that features events tailored for both families and school-based counselors.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 has upended the college admissions process in the US and across the globe. Visit our special COVID-19 section for articles and resources on how to navigate college admissions and college prep during this new normal.

Special Section: COVID-19 College Admissions Resources

Resources, articles, and free downloads addressing how COVID-19 has impacted higher education and college admissions, and how students and families can prepare.

General Tips for Incoming High School Freshmen

General Tips for Incoming High School Freshmen

What Should Incoming Freshmen Do to Prepare for High School?…
The College Applicant Resume

The College Applicant Resume

What Does a College Applicant Need to Include in Their…
College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

College Openings Update: Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

These Schools Still Have Space For Students in the Class…

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Free Guides & Downloads

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Admissions Statistics

We’ve compiled important facts and figures that will help you understand trends in admission over the past 5–10 years.
More College Admission Stats »

College Checklist

Navigating the college admissions process can be difficult, so it’s important to start early. Even if you’re not a senior, there’s plenty that you can do now to prepare for application season.
College Planning Checklist »

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Helpful Links

Our Helpful Links section compiles links to help your student get started researching colleges and topics related to the application process.
Start Your Research »

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College Admissions Guides

Our free Admissions Guides can help you navigate the US college application process no matter where you are in the world.
Admissions Guide for US Students »
Admissions Guide for International Students »
2020-21 College Prep and Admissions Guide »

Video Library

Our free Video Library is a great resource for families looking for expert college admissions information and advice, including tips on how to build a balanced college list, brainstorm for essays, create a test prep plan, and more.

Video Library »

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