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Volume 12, Issue 9

Students’ Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT

Students across the US will take the PSAT/NMSQT this October, and for many this will be their initial introduction to the rigors of college entrance examinations. Before heading into the test, 10th and 11th graders need to know what to expect and how the PSAT/NMSQT can impact their college preparation strategy.

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Balancing Senior Year and College Applications

One of the biggest challenges that college bound seniors will face this year is how to balance a rigorous academic and extracurricular schedule with the demands of college applications. While we always advise students to start their college applications in the summer in order to alleviate some of the workload come fall, many students still have a lot of essays to write and materials to complete before application deadlines. The demands of college applications on top of regular school commitments may seem overwhelming, but it is possible to do it all and do it well.

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The Case for Reviving the Humanities

By Christine, IvyWise Premier College Admissions Counselor

“Where art thou, would-be humanists?”

Once upon a time, it was cool to study history and literature, but this fall, some of the most in-demand college classes will not be covering Shakespeare or the Cold War, or even supply and demand, but rather the language du jour, that of zeroes and ones.

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IvyWise Gives Back: Counselor Juaquin’s Work With Horizons Albuquerque

IvyWise counselor Juaquin is passionate about increasing access to college and creating opportunities for those in the most need. That’s why he founded Horizons Albuquerque at the Bosque School, a non-profit organization that partners with public schools and private schools to increase access to education and confidence building activities.

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