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Choosing a College

Thursday, May 16, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: A Look Inside MIT with Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise On-Demand: A Look Inside MIT with Former Admissions Directors

Events A Look Inside MIT with Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT With over 3,000 four-year institutions in the U.S., it can be difficult to develop an understanding of what makes each university unique.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
IvyWise Live: A Look Inside Stanford with Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise Live: A Look Inside Stanford with Former Admissions Directors

Events A Look Inside Stanford with Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME Wednesday, June 12 6pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT With over 3,000 four-year institutions in the U.S., it can be difficult to develop an understanding of what makes each university unique.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Early College Prep and the Importance of Executive Functioning Skills

IvyWise On-Demand: Early College Prep and the Importance of Executive Functioning Skills

Events Early College Prep and the Importance of Executive Functioning Skills DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT As the college application process becomes more and more competitive each year, it has become increasingly important for students and families to lay the groundwork for college prep beginning during elementary and middle school. In this webinar, IvyWise’s WiseStart™ Counselor Christine and Executive Functioning Coach Lorenza explain how building a strong foundation of executive functioning skills at a young age, identifying the right primary and secondary schools for your children, and receiving early guidance sets a student up for future success in the college application process and beyond. Attendees learn how they can best prepare their children for the future, with tips for each grade from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
IvyWise Live: A Look Inside LGBTQ+ Friendly Schools with Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise Live: A Look Inside LGBTQ+ Friendly Schools with Former Admissions Directors

Events A Look Inside LGBTQ+ Friendly Schools with Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME Monday, June 3 6:30pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT Join IvyWise College Admissions Counselors Eric and Tasha for a deep dive into LGBTQ+ friendly colleges and universities. With over 3,000 four-year institutions in the U.S.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
IvyWise Live: College Admissions 101 Series: Decision Rounds and Application Strategies

IvyWise Live: College Admissions 101 Series: Decision Rounds and Application Strategies

Events College Admissions 101 Series: Decision Rounds and Application Strategies DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT With many colleges offering a variety of application rounds, including Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision, it can be difficult for students to develop the right application strategy for them.  In this talk, IvyWise college admissions counselors shed light on why colleges offer different application rounds so students can understand how they can use a smart strategy to best optimize success in the college application process. Attendees will learn the differences between the various application rounds, how to identify the best round to apply during for each college on their list, and what steps to take if deferred during an early application round.
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: A Look Inside HBCUs with Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise On-Demand: A Look Inside HBCUs with Former Admissions Directors

Events A Look Inside HBCUs with Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT Join IvyWise college admissions counselors Danielle and Kayon for a deep dive into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With over 3,000 four-year institutions in the U.S.
Thursday, January 4, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: How to Build Your College List and Find Hidden Gems

IvyWise On-Demand: How to Build Your College List and Find Hidden Gems

Events How to Build Your College List and Find Hidden Gems DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT With over 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, it can be a daunting process for students to identify the 12-15 best-fit schools for their college list. In this talk, IvyWise college admissions counselors explain how students should consider their interests, goals, and preferences to begin the college search process. Attendees learn how to build a balanced college list of target, reach, and likely schools and go beyond the most well-known institutions to find hidden gems.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
IvyWise On-Demand: Making the Most of College Visits

IvyWise On-Demand: Making the Most of College Visits

Events Making the Most of College Visits DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT Spring is traditionally a popular time for students to visit colleges. Whether you are a rising senior finalizing the schools on your college list or are just beginning the research process, it is important to consider your interests, goals, and preferences when evaluating schools. Join IvyWise college admissions counselors to learn how to make the most of virtual and/or in-person college visits to get an informed view of a college, stand out to admissions officers, and build a balanced college list of target, reach, and likely schools.
Friday, April 19, 2024
Exploring College Options: The Value of Fly-In Programs

Exploring College Options: The Value of Fly-In Programs

Embarking on the college journey feels like stepping into a world full of unknowns. With tests, essays, and recommendation letters swirling around, one important factor often gets pushed to the side — visiting colleges in person. That's where fly-in programs come in.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Navigating the Future: The Timeless Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Navigating the Future: The Timeless Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Choosing a college can feel like trying to select the perfect ice cream flavor from an endless array of options. Research universities and liberal arts colleges are just two of those flavors, each with its own unique ingredients and experiences. In this article, we'll delve into the world of liberal arts colleges and explore why they might be the perfect choice for some high school students.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Criteria for a Strong College List

Criteria for a Strong College List

By Carolyn, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor Welcome to the first real, concrete step you will take toward deciding which college you will call home for the next few years of your life! The process of building your college application list should begin in the fall or spring of your junior year, though you may have begun visiting schools, attending events, and reflecting on your preferences before then. Your goal is to have a strong list of schools you plan to apply to by early fall of your senior year, ideally before the school year begins.
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