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Volume 13, Issue 9

5 Students Who Shouldn’t Apply Early Decision or Early Action This Fall

There are some advantages to applying early decision or early action to your top-choice college, however, when developing an application strategy it’s important to know when it’s appropriate to apply in the early round – and when you should hold off.

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Striking a Balance: Working With Both Independent and School-Based College Counselors

By Victoria, IvyWise Master College Admissions Counselor

Whether you’re working with your school-based college counselor, an independent college admissions consultant, or both during your college admissions journey, there’s one thing that you can’t afford to do, and that’s miss opportunities to tap the knowledge and resources of the staff and teachers at your school.

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5 Tips to Help You Ace Your SAT Subject Tests

By IvyWise Master Tutor

If you’re preparing to apply to college, you’ve probably heard a lot about the SAT Subject Tests. These tests might be required by the colleges to which your applying, but they’re also a good way to demonstrate your mastery of a particular subject as it relates to your intended college major. While the thought of taking Subject Tests may be daunting for some, you can always improve your chances of performing your best by being well prepared and well informed as to what tests to take.

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Why Is College Important?

Families preparing for the college admissions process hear a lot about the ROI of a college degree. Which school gives you the most return on your investment? Which major will pay off the most immediately after graduation and the years after? What many families forget to consider, however, is why college matters outside of the measurable metrics.

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