Volume 12, Issue 11

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Volume 12, Issue 11

3 College Application Essay Mistakes Admissions Officers See Every Year

By Scott, IvyWise Master College Admissions Counselor

Your college essay is like your personal introduction to the admissions office and will say a lot about you. Of course, you want it to say the right things. While a well-written essay can boost your chances of admission, a poorly-written one can result in getting the “thin envelope” when decisions come out. Over the years there are a few college application essay mistakes that I’ve seen students repeat that you should avoid.

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Preparing for Graduate Admission Exams: Tips for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and More

If you plan on attending graduate school, whether it’s business school, law school, medical school, or some other graduate program, you’ll most likely need to take a graduate admission exam as part of your application. Preparing to take an entrance exam long after your initial undergraduate admissions process can seem daunting, but the sooner you get started the sooner you can be on your way to a rewarding graduate school experience.

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IvyWise Inspiration: Strive to Be Both Open-Minded and Patient When Applying to College

By McGreggor, IvyWise Premier College Admissions Counselor

Like many of the students I work with, I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up. Every time I think I know, something very different and very interesting pops up, and my trajectory changes considerably. Once, while I was in my first year of medical school, I binge-watched David Attenborough’s The Life of Birds, then promptly went to the Dean of Students and asked if there was a specialty that would allow me to combine medicine with a newly found fascination with ornithology. Her bewildered look answered my question immediately.

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