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Health for College

For those of us who have sent children off to college, we know the anxiety and stress that comes along with the excitement. The oldest child is often the most challenging because of the unknowns and then when the youngest heads off, it can leave the quiet in our homes sounding very loud. One of the [...]

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Reminder: FAFSA and CSS are open

October 1 was the first day that anyone expecting to apply for financial aid could access, complete, and submit the FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE. Here's what you need to know about these forms and their deadlines. -All institutions require submission of the FAFSA for financial aid consideration. For current high school seniors expecting to attend college [...]

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Don’t worry about the PSAT scores

As November is upon us, high school juniors (and some sophomores) have just taken the PSAT. They were offered in October at many schools, and we just wanted to remind both students and parents that the PSATs are nothing to be afraid of.  At best they can help you earn some scholarship money through the [...]

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Don’t Worry About It

Don’t worry about it. This is one of my favorite things to tell students and parents. I do realize that although it sounds simple, it is a loaded statement. The New York Times Magazine’s cover article this week was entitled “The Kids Who Can’t: Why are more American teenagers than ever are suffering from severe [...]

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Should You Take the GMAT or the GRE? by Dianna Magnani

The overwhelming majority of business school applicants who apply to the top 50 schools take the GMAT, not the GRE.  Though there is much fanfare about the rise in popularity of the GRE, the GMAT is still the king of the MBA jungle. There are several reasons most business school applicants at the most competitive [...]

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Essay season is here!

I look forward to reading the essays of the four finalists each year when The New York Times publishes their favorite college essays having to do with social class and work. (One year, a student we worked with was a finalist!). This year I was particularly enamored. What gorgeous writing! What insights! What inspiration! The [...]

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

You won’t get a grade in these subjects, but they’re just as important

While you spend four years at college ostensibly to learn academic subjects and be prepared for the next phase of life (whether it’s entering the working world or continuing to grad school), utilizing and developing non-cognitive skills is just as important. You will be faced with new tasks that previously may have been done for [...]

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Ivy Ed in Spain’s “El Pais”: If you want to find work, stop looking for jobs

This week, Spain’s “El Pais” interviewed Ivy Ed’s founder and owner Nicole Oringer and career counselor Carolyn Magnani for a training piece on how Spaniards seek jobs.  Here is a translation of the article which appeared September 12th, 2016: If you want to find work, stop looking for jobs by ANA TORRES Menárguez Experts note that in [...]

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Go with your gut!

At Ivy Ed, we are in summer testing evaluation mode.  What this means is that dozens of rising high school Juniors are streaming into our offices to sit for a practice test so they can see how they would perform on an actual one.  We provide this service so that we can give students an [...]

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Fair? Nope. Cheating? Probably. Unsurprising And Preventable? Definitely

In May 2013, the College Board outright cancelled the administration of the SAT in South Korea because someone had obtained and distributed copies of numerous SAT and SAT Subject Tests.  Since some of these tests consisted of entirely new material that had never been used on previous assessments, the only logical conclusion is that either [...]

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments