College Counseling

Tips for Putting Together Strong College Applications

The college application process is in full swing, and early application deadlines are around the corner, so Green Ivy wanted to offer some tips and best practices for students to keep up their momentum and put together the strongest applications possible. Take charge of the entire college application process. Remember, you are applying to college, not your parents. … Read more

Encouraging the Right Post-High School Educational Experience for Every Student

Pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree after high school is the cultural norm in the United States, and a decades-long “college for all” campaign has made it a national issue. As a result, most jobs, even those not necessarily requiring an advanced degree, still have a large proportion of four-year degree holders. As reported by The New … Read more

A Closer Look at College Rankings

There are so many college rankings these days it can be hard to keep track (everyone is #1 in something, right?). Anyone familiar with the college application process is aware of influence college rankings can have over parents and students. While rankings certainly offer a place to start when researching schools, it is important to note … Read more

Managing College Applications

Now that the admissions season is in full swing here at Green Ivy, we thought it might be helpful to share some suggestions and strategies on managing what can easily become an overwhelming process. While most of what we offer here is aimed at students, there are some tips that parents might find helpful as … Read more

Social Emotional Learning and College Success

With all the attention in the academic world around books like Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, more and more attention is being paid to what’s called Social Emotional Learning. Many believe incorporating its principles into school curriculums could be the key to student personal and academic … Read more