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Volume 8, Issue 2

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges for Future Oscar Winners

On February 26th, Hollywood’s best will take to the red carpet for the 84th annual Academy Awards. The event’s coveted prize (officially called an Academy Award of Merit, commonly known as an Oscar) is presented to actors, writers, directors, producers, and technicians for excellence in film, and the telecast is watched by nearly 40 million people from around the globe. Whether you love the excitement of taking center stage, or you prefer to work your magic behind the scenes, the expert counselors at IvyWise have developed a list of schools for future Oscar winners.

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Juniors – How to Kick off the College Admissions Process

IvyWise students often begin working with their counselors on the college admissions process in the spring of 11th grade. Although college may seem far away, it’s much closer than students think! If you are a junior, over the next few months you should conduct extensive research and develop concrete ideas about where you want to go to college, visit colleges, and make sure that your course load, test scores, and extracurricular activities will help your application stand out. The expert counselors at IvyWise have come up with the following tips to help you kick off the college admissions process now and sail smoothly into summer and senior year.

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Meet an IvyWise Counselor: Scott

A Master College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Scott has been helping IvyWise students learn about and apply to schools all over the US. He previously served as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University. Scott has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management and Policy Analysis from New York University. We asked Scott some questions about his education and admissions history, his work with education reform in South Africa, and we put him on the spot with some of this year’s college application questions.

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