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College Likely Letters: Everything You Need to Know

Why do colleges send Likely Letters? Which applicants receive Likely Letters? Learn all about them!

March 25, 2024

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The Meaning of College Likely Letters

Did you recently receive a Likely Letter from a top school? Learn what a Likely Letter means!

March 25, 2024

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Meet Jayson Weingarten, a Former University of Pennsylvania Admissions Officer

Jayson Weingarten, a former Penn admissions officer, helps Ivy Coach’s students beat an unfair system at an unfair game — fairly and ethically.

March 25, 2024

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Ivy Coach’s Secret to Beating the Waitlist and Earning Admission

Over the last 30+ years, around 40% of students who have first come to Ivy Coach after being placed on an elite university’s waitlist have earned admission.

March 22, 2024

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The Benefit of the Ivy League Alumni Network

Where you go to college has a life long impact. Learn some of the critical benefits of the Ivy League network.

March 22, 2024

How to Write a Waitlist Appeal Letter

Some call it a Letter of Continued Interest. Others call it a Waitlist Appeal Letter. Learn how to approach writing a letter after being waitlisted!

March 21, 2024

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Do Colleges Track Applicants’ Website Visits?

Elite colleges measure Demonstrated Interest. But they don’t measure a candidate’s clicks on their website!

March 20, 2024

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Why You Should Avoid College Consultants Based in China

Beware of “admissions agents” in China. They are not experts on elite college admissions and often receive kickbacks from less selective universities.

March 20, 2024

Duke University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Waitlisted to Duke University? Find out Duke’s waitlist acceptance figures over the last few years to discern your chances of admission.

March 19, 2024

Columbia University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

While Columbia cryptically fails to release its annual waitlist admissions statistics, the Ivy League school regularly turns to its waitlist.

March 19, 2024

MIT Waitlist Acceptance Rate

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology turns to its waitlist more often than not. Check out MIT’s waitlist acceptance rates over the years.

March 18, 2024

Yale University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Were you waitlisted to the Yale University Class of 2028? Find out your chances of admission. And find out your chances with Ivy Coach!

March 18, 2024

University of Chicago Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Waitlisted to the University of Chicago? Find out the UChicago waitlist acceptance rate and statistics through the years!

March 17, 2024

When Do College Waitlist Decisions Come Out?

Timelines can vary for waitlisted students to hear their fate. Ivy Coach can offer a better sense of when they’re most likely to hear back.

March 15, 2024

Colby College’s Career Center Helps Grads Find Employment

Through its Pay It Northward Initiative, Colby College’s career services department helps secure jobs for graduating seniors.

March 14, 2024

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SAT Question-and-Answer Service: Then and Now

Unlike the old SAT, the digital SAT does not have a Question-and-Answer Service. We urge The College Board to bring the service back!

March 14, 2024

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Yale Athletic Recruiting: Then and Now

While Yale’s athletic teams used to feature fewer athletes, they now seem to be on par with their Ivy League counterparts.

March 13, 2024

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Brown University Undergraduate Tuition Cost

Brown’s all-in cost for the 2023-2024 academic year is $91,676. Check out Brown’s tuition increases over the last 20 years!

March 13, 2024

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Cornell University Internal Transfer Process & Essay Prompts

Learn about the internal transfer process at Cornell University and how you can optimize your case for internal transfer admission.

March 12, 2024

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College Letters of Interest: What Getting Mail from a School Really Means

Many top colleges mail letters of interest to prospective applicants. But these letters don’t mean the recipients have a strong chance of getting in.

March 12, 2024

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