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Volume 7, Issue 9

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges Where it All Adds Up

In the U.S., the Friday after Thanksgiving, considered to be the busiest shopping day of the year, is commonly known as “Black Friday.” The moniker is attributed to it because that day many U.S. businesses turn their first profit of the year, and in accounting terms, are “in the black.” Whether you want to crunch numbers as a CPA, spearhead tax reform with the IRS, or make sense of stocks and bonds as a financial analyst, if you are interested in accounting and finance, November is a great time to look at schools with a fiscal focus. With that in mind, the expert counselors at IvyWise have compiled a list of schools for you to take into account as you start your college search.

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Life After Early Application Submission

If you applied early – Early Action (EA), Early Decision (ED), or Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) – to one or more of the colleges on your list, you no doubt feel relieved that the November deadline has passed. And, you should! Finishing an early application is a huge accomplishment, so congratulations on all of your hard work. But, this doesn’t mean that you should just sit back, relax, and wait for December 15th. There are many things that you can and should be doing now that you’ve submitted those early apps.

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How to Research a College Effectively

One of the most important aspects of the college admissions process is identifying the schools that are good academic and social fits for you. To ensure that you are applying to a balanced list of reach, target and likely schools where you will be happy and successful, extensively research each school before adding it to your list. In addition to helping you narrow down your choices now, down the road this research will also enable you to personalize your applications and communicate to an admissions committee why you want to attend that school. To aid you in your college search, the expert counselors at IvyWise have compiled the following tips on how to research a college effectively.

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