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Monday, June 24, 2024
IvyWise Live: Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor

IvyWise Live: Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor

Events Building Your Profile with a College Admissions Counselor DATE AND TIME Thursday, August 15 3pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT Building an authentic and compelling profile throughout high school is key to college admissions success. Activities, interests, and academic pursuits all come together to tell the story of who a student is in their college application, bringing them to life to the admissions committee. But each student's interests and goals are as unique as they are, so how can they build a strong profile if they're unsure about where to start?
Monday, June 24, 2024
IvyWise Live: Decision Rounds and Application Strategies

IvyWise Live: Decision Rounds and Application Strategies

Events Decision Rounds and Application Strategies DATE AND TIME Monday, August 5 3pm ET Free Register 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 will 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.
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
IvyWise Live: Standing Out in the Common App and College Essays

IvyWise Live: Standing Out in the Common App and College Essays

Events Standing Out in the Common App and College Essays DATE AND TIME Thursday, September 5 3pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT With over 1,000 colleges and universities available on the Common Application, most high school seniors will use the application to apply to the colleges on their list. While the Common App may seem straightforward, there are many tips you can use to showcase your best self when applying to college. In this webinar, IvyWise college admissions counselors will walk event attendees through each step of the Common App, including the activities section and the optional community disruption question, sharing their expert insight on how students can stand out to admissions officers when using the Common App.
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
IvyWise Live: Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies

IvyWise Live: Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies

Events Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies DATE AND TIME Friday, August 9 12pm ET Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT When it comes down to two applicants, how do colleges decide which student gets in and why? Join IvyWise college admissions counselors - each with experience in admissions committees making tough decisions in the room where it all happens - as they demystify how U.S.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2025 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2025 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

Events Class of 2025 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT After three years of hard work, it is almost time for the Class of 2025 to apply to college!  But what comes next? Join IvyWise college admissions counselors for a deep dive into the college application process and how you can set yourself up for success as you look ahead to the 2024-2025 college admissions cycle.
Friday, January 26, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions 101 Series: Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies

IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions 101 Series: Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies

Events College Admissions 101 Series: Bringing the College Admissions Rubric to Life with Case Studies DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT When it comes down to two applicants, how do colleges decide which student gets in and why? Join IvyWise college admissions counselors - each with experience in admissions committees making tough decisions in the room where it all happens - as they demystify how U.S.
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions 101 Series: Common App and Essays

IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions 101 Series: Common App and Essays

Events College Admissions 101 Series: Common App and Essays DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Register ABOUT THIS EVENT With over 1,000 colleges and universities available on the Common Application, most high school seniors will use the application to apply to the colleges on their list. While the Common App may seem straightforward, there are many tips you can use to showcase your best self when applying to college. In this webinar, IvyWise college admissions counselors walk event attendees through each step of the Common App, including the activities section and the optional community disruption question, sharing their expert insight on how students can stand out to admissions officers when using the Common App.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions Q&A for Seniors

IvyWise On-Demand: College Admissions Q&A for Seniors

Events College Admissions Q&A for Seniors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT With many schools offering Early Decision and Early Action rounds, many seniors find themselves with questions about developing the right application strategy for their personal college list.  Join IvyWise College Admissions Counselors for an interactive webinar, in which they cover a variety of topics, including deciding whether you should apply to a top-choice school early, how to finalize your list of schools to which to apply, and ensuring that your personal statement and supplemental essays are as strong as can be. At the end of the presentation, IvyWise experts answered attendees' questions about the college admissions process.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2027 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2027 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

Events Class of 2027 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT As the Class of 2027 finishes up their first year of high school, now is a great time to regroup on the past few months and plan ahead for the rest of high school. Join IvyWise college admissions counselors for a deep dive into the college application process and how you can set yourself up for success over the next few years of high school. Attendees learn about selecting the right courses, developing their personal profile, and identifying the best-fit extracurricular activities and summer plans.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2026 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

IvyWise On-Demand: Class of 2026 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors

Events Class of 2026 College Application Primer With Former Admissions Directors DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT The Class of 2026 is almost halfway done with high school, but there is still plenty of time to take advantage of the flexibility and opportunity that next few years can offer. Join IvyWise college admissions counselors for a deep dive into the college application process and how you can set yourself up for success over the next few years of high school. Attendees learn about selecting the right courses, developing their personal profile, identifying the best-fit extracurricular activities and summer plans, and beginning the college search process.
Monday, June 24, 2024
An Expat’s Guide to U.S. College Admissions

An Expat’s Guide to U.S. College Admissions

Embarking on the U.S. college application journey as an expat can feel as puzzling as your first day at your new international school — despite your well-developed cultural adaptability, cross-cultural communication skills, and unique global perspective.
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
4 Tips to Stay Organized During the College Application Process

4 Tips to Stay Organized During the College Application Process

Imagine that you’re applying to 10+ schools this fall. You’re spending what seems like an eternity trying to find that one email X college sent you, scrolling endlessly through your inbox. Maybe you can’t remember where you saved your latest essay draft for Y college on your laptop.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
5 Most Frequently Asked Questions as a Counselor and Former Admissions Officer

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions as a Counselor and Former Admissions Officer

In a recent interview on the Smartless podcast, renowned scientist and MIT professor Max Tegmark was asked how he explains his job to people he just met. If he doesn’t feel like talking to the person asking, he explained, he simply says he works in physics, which is boring and confusing enough that there are typically no follow-up questions. If he feels like talking, however, he calls himself an astronomer, which usually leads to more interesting and entertaining conversations.
Monday, May 16, 2022
Impactful Recommendation Letters for Graduate Admissions

Impactful Recommendation Letters for Graduate Admissions

By Indhika, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor Many graduate programs require three letters of recommendation as part of their application process. Recommendation letters are the only part of your application that you will not be able to review and, as such, it is important to identify recommendation letter writers that will most compellingly capture your skills, achievements, personal attributes, and potential contributions to the school you are applying to and field you are building a career in. While admissions committees read A LOT of recommendation letters that often sound very much alike, there are some recommendation letters that truly stand out and enhance an applicant’s profile.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Power of Project Mentorship

The Power of Project Mentorship

Given how high stakes the race for admission to top schools feels nowadays, with a surfeit of qualified applicants often selected on the unique attributes they’ll bring to a university’s student body, high schoolers are always looking for ways that can help them stand out from the crowd.  This is where independent projects come in! There has been an explosion of interest these past few years in pursuing a project of a student’s own accord outside of school, demonstrating both their passion for a topic and their commitment to advancing their own learning.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Balancing College Apps and Senior Year Coursework

Balancing College Apps and Senior Year Coursework

By Mike, IvyWise College Admissions Counselor As the sun sets on the summer and we enter another academic year, seniors are less than a year away from the induction into adulthood and independence that awaits after high school graduation. Before that new journey begins, seniors must contend with graduation requirements and post-high school plans. During my tenure as the Director of College Counseling at a private high school in New York City, I oftentimes saw seniors weighed down by the stress and uncertainty of the college application process.
Monday, July 26, 2021
How to Overcome a Difficult Math Equation

How to Overcome a Difficult Math Equation

By Carl F., IvyWise Master Tutor We’ve all been there: staring at an “impossible” problem on the ACT or SAT, unsure how we will ever solve this test troll’s riddle and make it safely to the other side of the bridge. Worse, you’re absolutely positive that getting this question right is the difference between your goal score and the one that’ll have you miss the cut for your ideal college.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Defining Your Personal Statement for Medical School Applications

Defining Your Personal Statement for Medical School Applications

Your personal statement for medical school is simply an opportunity for you to convey to an admissions reviewer: Why medicine? Remember, medicine is a helping career, and you will want to communicate what is unique about being a physician that you feel that you cannot find the same satisfaction in other helping professions such as a teacher, firefighter, minister, or counselor. For many students, realizing that becoming a physician is the right career for them is often a result of several different life experiences, discussions, or in some cases, coincidences.
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