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Volume 8, Issue 9

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with a Big Heart

In the US, September 11th marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance. In addition to giving back to the local community and building leadership, community service has also been shown to improve student motivation and engagement. For students who are looking to make a difference on campus, in the classroom, and in the community, our expert team of counselors is at your service with Dr. Kat’s list of five colleges with outstanding commitments to social responsibility and service learning.

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Early, Rolling, and Regular: Understanding Application Options

Now that you’ve narrowed down the list of schools to which you will apply, it’s time to create your application strategy – deciding when and how you will apply. Throughout your research, you’ve likely come across terms such as Early Decision, Early Action, and Rolling Admission, among others. These are application options that differ based on the application deadline, response date, and your commitment to attend the school, if accepted. It is important for students to understand the different application plans, the potential outcomes, and the choices that are available. Feeling overwhelmed? The counselors at IvyWise have broken down these sometimes confusing application options:

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Meet an IvyWise Counselor: Nat

A Master¬†College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Nat is excited to be a part of the IvyWise team and is looking forward to working with students and their families. He previously served as an Associate Director of Admissions at his alma mater, Skidmore College, and was most recently a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at New York University and at the hyper-selective NYU Abu Dhabi. We asked Nat some questions about his education and admissions history, and we put him on the spot with some of this year’s college application questions.

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