How to Research Colleges Beyond Virtual Tours

Look Within  Our advice is to look within when beginning your college search. Remember that you are not just looking for your future school Рyou are also choosing your future home. Examine who you are, including identifying your values,...

Summer Activities in the Age of COVID

Summer programs, trips, camps, jobs, internships, research, and more are likely to be canceled or moved online. Some are still in a state of limbo, with coordinators (and, therefore, students) holding out hope that they may be able to continue...

Letters of Recommendation in the Age of COVID-19

Students face a new challenge in distance and hybrid learning: building close relationships with their teachers. Now more than ever, forging these relationships is imperative. Most importantly, strong student-teacher relationships help students make the most out of their educational experiences....

How To Create A Stellar College List

Building a college list can be daunting – and oftentimes the most intimidating part is just figuring out where to start. In this blog, we want to share how to create a college list in an accessible, comfortable, and effective...

Test Optional for COVID? What Juniors Need to Know

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread SAT/ACT cancelations last spring, as well as individual test-center cancelations this fall, leading almost all colleges to adopt test-optional admissions policies for the current seniors applying. So what does this mean for the current junior...

Making the Most of Virtual School

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With most students in a virtual or hybrid school model for at least the start of this school year, we at Ivy Experience are sharing our best advice for making the most out of virtual education.  Establish a Good, Professional...

How Does Online Tutoring Work?

Though we have worked in person with families in the Philadelphia and San Diego areas, many of our families only know us as online tutors who work over video chat. We have worked this way with students in over 30...