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Volume 7, Issue 2

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for a Gleeful Experience

Students all over the country are singing the praises of Glee, FOX’s smash-hit comedy-drama that chronicles the lives of high school glee club members. The first show of its kind, Glee has awakened the musical interests of students across the country. Whether you’ve been belting out notes for years or are just discovering your vocal talents, there are many colleges where you can get a degree in any field you choose while also channeling your inner Rachel, Finn, or Kurt. Though you’re probably familiar with the immortal legacies of the Yale Whiffenpoofs and the Princeton Footnotes, several lesser-known incarnations have shaken up the college singing scene. To help you with your college search, the expert counselors at IvyWise have developed a list of schools with exceptional vocal groups.

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A Summer to Remember: Making the Most of Summers Before College

Summer will be here before you know it, and although this signifies the end of the academic year, it doesn’t mean you should take a break from learning and developing your talents and skills. But it’s also important to take a break during the summer for some down time. Be sure to take a few weeks to relax, recharge, and spend time with friends and family. Because summer is often 12 weeks, we encourage students to take advantage of some of the time during their summers to further explore their interests.Taking college-level courses or participating in academic, extracurricular or study abroad programs are great ways for you to pursue your talents or interests, and ultimately strengthen both your skills and your application. To help you plan for the coming summer, we’ve got a breakdown of the different ways you can spend your summer, as well as a great sampling of programs for varied interests.

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More than an “A”: Strategies for Success in the Classroom and Beyond

When thinking about college admissions, students often stress over their standardized test scores or extra-curricular activities. However, there’s an admission factor that’s more important than both of these elements – your high school academic record. In fact, there is nothing more important to a college admissions officer than your grades and performance in the classroom.

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