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Volume 8, Issue 10

Dr. Kat’s List: Score! Five Colleges for a Game Day Experience

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and for many collegiate athletics fans across the country, that usually means one thing: It’s football season again!

For most alumni and current students, game day experiences and traditions are memorable events that many look back on with great pride and nostalgia. In honor of football fanatics everywhere, the expert counselors at IvyWise have compiled a list of schools, including some you may not have thought of, for a great game day experience!

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How to Prepare for Your College Visits

There are a number of reasons why you may want to visit a college in person before you send in your application. While it may seem more efficient to visit schools after you have been accepted, visiting before filling out your application can help you, too.

Why is the campus visit so important? Visiting a college can help you figure out if it’s the right place for you and if you should apply. You’ll have a chance to see how things look and feel in person. It’s hard to get a sense of the campus community from a website.

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Social Media Presence and Admissions

When people look you up online, what do they see? Are you easy to find? Is your online presence clean and polished, or controversial and questionable?

The impact of social media on the college admissions process has increasingly become a two-way street. While students are researching prospective schools on Facebook and Twitter, admissions departments are also checking up on prospective students’ social media profiles.

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