The Vine

A blog where Ivy Experience disentangles college admissions

7 Common Mistakes on the Common App

If you are applying to college, you will almost certainly be using the Common Application. The original intent behind the Common App idea was to lower the barriers to applying by reducing the amount of paperwork and confusion a student might come across. What has...

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The ACT is Shifting to Computer-Based Testing

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...

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Acceptance Rates for Top Colleges – 2018

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...

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Pitt and Penn State Join the Common App!

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...

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State of Admissions 2018

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...

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