Volume 13, Issue 12
Getting deferred from your top choice school can be disappointing, but don’t despair! There are a number of steps that students can take after a deferral to improve their admission chances in the regular round.
By Zach, IvyWise Principal College Admissions Counselor
Typically, a college will receive half of its applications within 48 hours of the deadline. I have seen too many seniors stressed during the holidays, scrambling to hit submit at 11:59 p.m. on December 31 instead of ringing in the New Year. I don’t want students to miss out on the most wonderful time of the year, so I have a different deadline: December 23. (Not required, but “highly recommended.”) Whether or not you have family holidays in the days to follow, you deserve to properly enjoy your time off from school after an incredibly busy four months.
By IvyWise Master Tutor
Many students will be taking semester-end finals exams this month and with holidays, and other testing dates for the ACT and SAT, students can find it hard to focus on these last tests before a nice break. So how can students best prep for their academic testing in December?
Just because you’re not a junior or a senior doesn’t mean you can’t be preparing for the college admissions process now. The earlier that you start the better, and there’s a lot that freshmen and sophomores can do now to stay on track for the college admissions process senior year – and even get ahead.