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2019-20 Common Application Guide

The Common Application is officially open for the 2019-20 college application season, and there are several changes that high school seniors should be aware of as they embark on their college admissions journey this fall.

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Foreign Language SAT Subject Tests: What Students Need to Know to Prepare

By Jonathan, IvyWise Master Tutor

If you are considering taking a Foreign Language SAT Subject Test, there’s a chance you’ll have to decide whether to sit for the Listening or Reading-based format depending on the language you intend to test for. But how do you know which is the best-fit for your abilities? And how should you prepare for any Foreign Language SAT Subject Test, depending on if you’re a native, heritage, or non-native speaker?

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Division I Athletic Recruitment: What Students Need to Know

By Amy, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor

Just like playing slots in a casino where the outcome is not something you can predict with any degree of certainty, so, too, is the game of collegiate athletic recruitment. In light of the recent Operation Varsity Blues scandal, the college admissions process and particularly athletic recruitment practices have come under heavy scrutiny, but the process is actually much more complicated and selective than many believe. Here’s a look at what really goes into being recruited as an athlete at the Division I level.

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Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions

As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s important for high school students, especially 9th and 10th graders, to create a game plan for the next school year – including how to approach their extracurricular activities. Extracurricular involvement is an important part of the college prep process, but often students don’t understand why. We’re here to provide some insight into why extracurricular activities matter in college admissions.

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