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Volume 11, Issue 10

Last Minute Tips for Early Decision Applications

Late October and early November deadlines for early decision and early action applications are just around the corner, so it’s crunch time for students putting the finishing touches on their college applications.

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What Families Need to Know About Test-Optional Colleges and Admissions

This summer George Washington University announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their college applications. GWU is one of many prominent US institutions to alter its testing requirements for undergraduate applicants, and as more schools reconsider how test scores factor into the admissions process, we’re taking a look at how this can affect students and parents preparing for college.

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s World

By Ashley, IvyWise Principal College Admissions Counselor

The growing cost of college combined with the increasing demand for students in career-ready fields such as engineering, finance, computer science, and medicine has left many people challenging the liberal arts. Much of the conversation surrounding higher education is focused on value and ROI. What majors earn the most right out of college? Which institutions produce graduates with the highest salaries? So as you approach your college search you may find yourself asking: Is a liberal arts education still relevant in the 21st Century?

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