IvyWise KnowledgeBase

The college admissions landscape is constantly changing.

Here’s what families need to know

3 Tips for Standing Out During the College Application Process

3 Tips for Standing Out During the College Application Process

Our Top Advice for Students Applying to College this Fall…
How to Start Your Gap Year Off on the Best Note

How to Start Your Gap Year Off on the Best Note

Learn How to Make the Most of a Gap Year…
2020-21 Coalition App Guide

2020-21 Coalition App Guide

Learn About the Coalition App for the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle…

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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.
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College Checklists

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 »
Academics and Test Prep 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.
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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.

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