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By Kate, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor
You’re great at math, you love your science class, or that java course you took really clicked with you, so naturally everyone is suggesting you look at STEM majors in college, right? Science, technology, engineering, and math programs and course offerings have taken off at high schools as the world and job market continue to evolve and advance technologically. As students and parents start to think about the future, STEM majors seem like a secure and stimulating job path. But “STEM” is a big umbrella under which many majors and fields exist. It is important to narrow down your interests in high school to make an informed choice about your college path.
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The transfer admissions process can often be even more selective than regular undergraduate admissions, and with 35% of college students transferring at least once, it’s important to understand exactly how difficult (or not!) it is to transfer to your dream school.
By Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor
The spring semester is a popular testing time for college-bound students and is often the first time that high school juniors crack open an SAT or ACT prep book. What’s important for younger students to realize, however, is that starting test prep early – even in 9th or 10th grade – can help students have the best chance of reaching their goal scores and mitigate the stress caused by too much testing at once.
It’s important to dream big when planning for your future, but college bound students also need to dream smart when it comes to their college lists. A list too heavy on “reach” schools leads to an unbalanced college list and a greater chance of students being left with few offers of admission come decision day.
Here are some past newsletter articles we think you might like. Visit our archive to view our full selection of college admissions content!
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Skiing and Alpine Sports
- Xbox 101: Major Changes in Gaming
- Dr. Kat’s List: Great Colleges for Connecting with Loyal Alumni
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges to Go for the Gold
- 5 Common College Application Red Flags and How to Address Them
- 5 Questions to Help Students Prioritize Passions and Interests
- Seniors: You’ve Submitted Your Applications, Now What?
- College Prep 101: How to Utilize Summer Experiences to Stand Out
- What are Your Chances of Getting Off the Waitlist?
- 4 Reasons Why You Need to Start Your Test Prep Early
- 5 College Prep Tips to Take With You to College
- Transfer Admissions: How Transfer Applications are Evaluated
- Graduate School Admissions: Building A Balanced Grad School List
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Foodies
- 7 Things High School Juniors Need to Do This Spring to Prep for College Admissions
- Why Applying Early Might Benefit Your Chances of Admission
- IvyWise Inspiration: Strive to Be Both Open-Minded and Patient When Applying to College
- 10 College Application Essay Dos and Don’ts
- What to Do If You’re Waitlisted
- Is Your College List Unbalanced? How to Know If You Have Too Many “Reach” Schools
- What to Do If You Want to Transfer
- Using Social Media to Supplement Your College Search
- Tips for the College Transition: What to Expect and How to Prepare
- 4 Reasons Why College Prep Can Be Fun
- How to Manage Test Anxiety
- Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges Where You Can Make Medical History
- Spotlight on Latin American Studies
- There’s Still Time to Apply to College: Options for Seniors After Jan. 1
- College Essay Brainstorming and Writing Timeline for Rising Seniors
- What Do Admissions Officers Look for in STEM Applicants?