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Volume 7, Issue 6

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges Where You Can Make Medical History

It’s no wonder that health and medicine are top of mind in August, as this month is National Immunization Awareness Month, National Psoriasis Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Neurosurgery Outreach Month, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month in the United States. If you’ve been bitten by the medical bug and are considering a career in the field of medicine, the expert counselors at IvyWise have just the cure! We’ve done a healthy dose of research and compiled a list of schools where you can make (or witness) medical history.

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Back to School – Tips for Parents

With just weeks to go before the first day of classes, now is a great time to get organized and prepare both mentally and physically for the school year ahead. High school can be an exciting and transformative time in a young person’s life, but it is often accompanied by busy schedules that can be stressful for students and parents alike. Take some time in the coming weeks to have a discussion with your student to coordinate schedules, discuss expectations, and outline priorities so that your entire family can hit the ground running come September.

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Changes to the Common Application and Supplements

The Common Application, referred to by many as the Common App, allows college-bound students to apply easily to any of 463 currently participating schools using a standardized form and essay questions (some schools do require supplements;¬†read the fine print!). Last year, nearly 2.5 million Common Apps were submitted by students from 205 countries, with the average student applying to more than four schools. With the addition of 49 new schools this coming application season, up from 414 schools last year, we expect to see even more students taking advantage of the Common App. However, be aware, significant changes have been made to this year’s edition. The expert counselors at IvyWise are here to explain these changes and what they mean for your application process.

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