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Volume 14, Issue 8

2018-19 Common Application Guide

The 2018-19 Common Application is officially live, and the college admissions process for the class of 2023 is already well underway. There’s a lot that students need to know when applying to college, so here’s an in-depth look at the 2018-19 Common App, including essays, updates, and more.

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College Admissions Relationship Management 101: Crash Course for Parents

By Amy, IvyWise Master College Admissions Counselor

When it comes to maintaining positive relationships between parents and students during the college admissions process, there is no foolproof way to manage the stresses that can arise as a result of this intensive process. However, there are tools that parents can utilize to avoid and mitigate any conflict, and this crash course in College Admissions Relationship Management 101 can help!

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Pacing Strategies for the ACT and SAT

By Priyam, IvyWise Master Tutor

The SAT and ACT are the most often used exams for college admissions in the US, and given that they are standardized, they must be taken under strict time constraints. Students can struggle with the limited amount of time per question, leaving points on the table when they’re unable to finish certain sections. Simple pacing strategies, however, can help students improve their test performance and overall scores.

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Tips for the College Transition: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Making the jump from high school to college can be exciting, but also overwhelming for some students. With college life comes more independence, but also significantly more responsibilities than students may be used to at home. It’s easy to have a smooth college transition, however, if students keep these simple tips in mind.

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