The VineA blog where Ivy Experience disentangles college admissions
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
The Common App recently released the prompts for the 2018-2019 personal statement. After making some tweaks for the past few years, the Common App elected not to change the prompts at all from their 2017-2018 versions. Here are some analyses of the seven prompts from...read more
While students might feel like they are returning to the same old grind after a fun and relaxing break, January is a time for new beginnings. The New Year presents an opportunity for students to evaluate themselves in light of their goals. Below are some great...read more
Below is an email we sent to the parents of our senior students, but its message is important for all families at any point in the college admissions process: We urge you to read this note. It is long, but it is important. For many students and families in December,...read more
This fall, more than 3.5 million high school juniors and sophomores took the PSAT, a preliminary version of the SAT delivered by College Board. Score reports will be returned to schools on December 11th-13th. Parents and students face several questions when they...read more
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