The VineA blog where Ivy Experience disentangles college admissions
The ACT has had plans to shift to a computer-based testing format for years. For the 2018-2019 school year, all international tests will be administered via computer for security reasons. Some school districts in the United States that require all students to take the...read more
The University of California system recently published a list of 14 factors they weigh in evaluating every student’s application. While grades and test scores remain major factors, the UC System offers insight here for applicants (and future applicants) about what...read more
Every year, colleges become more competitive. The top colleges in the country are not growing as quickly as the number of qualified applicants, which leads acceptance rates to shrink year after year. Click here to see acceptance rates for the 100 most selective...read more
Another year, another group of schools joining the Common Application. Notable for many of our students are the additions of Pitt and Penn State. Students who apply to either of these schools will now save time in their application process, not needing to re-enter...read more
This is our first (of what we intend to be annual) State of Admissions - an email that recaps our observations and analyses of college admissions trends and data from this past year. Please do not hesitate to call 267-888-6489 or email if you have questions about...read more
We all know campus visits are an important part of applying to college - they can give students and families a "feel" for a school, provide information not easy to find elsewhere, and help students "demonstrate interest" to a college. (Yes, some schools track which...read more
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