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Wait and See? Tips for Getting Off the Waitlist

Being waitlisted means that you will be considered for admission in the event that the school needs additional students for the freshman class. According to NACAC, 40% of colleges surveyed reported using waitlists, with highly-selective colleges placing a greater proportion of students on those waitlists. So what can waitlisted students do to improve their chances of being accepted off the waitlist?

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Test Prep 101: Why Students Should Align AP Exam and SAT Subject Test Prep

By Jonathan, IvyWise Master Tutor

Has anyone ever suggested that you should take an SAT Subject Test after preparing for its corresponding AP exam? If so, your first thought was probably “Why would you ever do this to yourself?” Your college prep is already challenging enough on top of homework, extracurriculars, and trying to have a life outside of school. Well, it turns out aligning AP exams and SAT Subject Tests is easier than you think and very beneficial to your college and test prep.

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Early Guidance: College Prep for Freshmen and Sophomores This Spring

By Rachel, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor

When I meet with a new student and their parents for the first time, I will often point out the things about their college admissions profile that are “set in stone.” The closer the student is to senior year, the longer this list is because we are too close to application season to make any big changes to GPA, testing, and activities. When I meet with younger students, though, there are a lot of things about their profile that are not set in stone and there’s a lot they can do to make the most of their high school experience so that come senior year they’re satisfied with the elements they’ve solidified.

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Juniors: Getting on Track Before Summer Break

Junior year is a busy time for students, and arguably one of the most critical college prep years. There’s only a little bit of time left before summer break and juniors are suddenly rising seniors – and ready to start applying to college. There’s a lot that juniors can do between now and then to prepare and get on track with their college prep.

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