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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Truth About Gap Years

The Truth About Gap Years

Taking a Gap Year: The Truth About Gap Years Across the country, high school seniors are making plans for life after graduation. For many colleges is the obvious choice, but not for all. Gap years, where students take time off between high school and college, are becoming increasingly popular in the US.
Monday, February 8, 2016
The Value of the Independent Research Paper and The Concord Review

The Value of the Independent Research Paper and The Concord Review

Compiled by Will Fitzhugh from The Concord Review The formal research paper in high schools has been steadily disappearing over the past two decades, and it shows no signs of revival. The accessibility of the Internet, larger high school class sizes, over-worked teachers, and a growing emphasis on alternative forms of research presentation has dwindled the traditional 15-20 page research paper to just a few pages and Power Point presentations. As the founder and editor of The Concord Review, I have spent the last 26 years championing the significance of the research paper.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Tips for Chinese Students Applying to US Universities

Tips for Chinese Students Applying to US Universities

In recent years, there has been a steady growth of Chinese students enrolling in US universities and colleges, with nearly 300,000 coming to the US for the 2013-14 academic year. Although this is a fairly small number compared to the nine million university students studying in China, the country has also seen a steady decrease in students who sit for its national college entrance exam, the Gaokao. This indicates that international education is unquestionably on the rise.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Top 5 Mistakes International Applicants Make When Applying to US Universities

Top 5 Mistakes International Applicants Make When Applying to US Universities

Attending university in the US is an appealing prospect for an increasing number of international students. Choosing to study abroad can improve a student’s resume, demonstrating to future employers an appreciation and understanding of the broader world. Studying in the US also offers students pathways into top US employers, and therefore possibilities for career opportunities that might be different than those available in their home country.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Transfer Admissions: How Transfer Applications are Evaluated

Transfer Admissions: How Transfer Applications are Evaluated

Making the decision to transfer colleges is not easy. For undergraduates considering a transfer to another university, the thought of going through the admissions process again is daunting, especially with an entirely different procedure to navigate. The transfer admissions process is highly competitive, especially if a student is looking to transfer to a college that is already extremely selective, and how applications are evaluated is very different.
Friday, February 5, 2016
What Colleges Look for in a Student’s Activities List

What Colleges Look for in a Student’s Activities List

IvyWise counselors Eric and Rachel discuss the importance of identifying interests, forming a plan to make an impact both inside and outside the classroom, and committing to these activities for the long-term on the Just Admit It! college admissions podcast, giving listeners expert insight from former admissions officers. Listen Now!
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions

Why Extracurricular Activities Matter in College Admissions

IvyWise counselors Eric and Rachel discuss the importance of identifying interests, forming a plan to make an impact both inside and outside the classroom, and committing to these activities for the long-term on the Just Admit It! college admissions podcast, giving listeners expert insight from former admissions officers. Listen Now!

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