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Volume 8, Issue 1

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! As countries around the world ring in 2012, here in the US, more than 40 percent of the population is making at least one New Year’s resolution according to the Huffington Post. Like college, the New Year inspires many to make a fresh start and tackle new challenges. However ABC News reports that in the coming months, more than half of these resolutions will be abandoned. So whether you want to shape up or ship out this year, the expert admissions counselors at IvyWise have compiled a list of schools where you can keep your resolutions.

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Acing the Interview: Top Interview Tips

The admissions interview is a great chance to add another personal touch to your application and gives you an opportunity to have your questions answered by an admissions officer or alumnus of the school. For seniors, the college interview is one of the final steps you’ll take toward application success, while for juniors, the interview is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know more about a school and to meet a representative of the school who you can maintain contact with throughout the college admissions process. While interviews are optional at many schools, at IvyWise, we recommend students always have an interview if given a chance. Our expert counselors, including former admissions officers from Georgetown University (which requires all students to interview with an alumnus), share their expert interview tips.

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Seniors – You’ve Submitted Your Applications, Now What?

The college admissions process is a huge undertaking, and submitting your applications is a great achievement. Regardless of your admissions decisions, you should feel proud and celebrate this accomplishment. You can finally study for your next test, go to the movies with your friends, or read for pleasure without that little voice in your head (or perhaps a parent or IvyWise counselor) reminding you that you should be working on your college applications.

However, we know that the period after you’ve submitted those applications can be even more stressful than actually writing your essays or taking standardized tests. So what can you (and should you) do while you wait?

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