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How to Get Into a College That Rejected You

Were you rejected by the college or colleges of your dreams? Maybe you received a rejection notification after the Early Action/Early Decision round. Or perhaps you got one or more after the Regular Decision round.

December 6, 2023

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How Dartmouth Schooled the Ivy League in Its Response to Antisemitism: A Statement

Over the years, the centuries-old eight Ivy League institutions have borne witness to and, in some cases, participated in some of our nation’s darkest sins — beginning with America’s original sin. Today, the fifth day of December 2023, marked a day that will live in the annals of infamy as the day two Ivy League schools told Jewish students that they were not equal to their peers, that they were less than, that their safety — and indeed their lives — were not as valuable as the right to speak hate.

December 5, 2023

What To Do After Being Deferred by Duke

If your child was deferred in Duke’s Early Decision round, they should submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest. No brags. No updates.

December 5, 2023

What To Do After Being Deferred by Princeton

Wondering what to do after being deferred by Princeton to its Class of 2028? You need to submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest!

December 4, 2023

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What To Do After Being Deferred By Emory

Learn what to do if you’ve been deferred by Emory University in the Early Decision round of admissions.

December 3, 2023

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What to Do After Being Deferred by Johns Hopkins

Did Johns Hopkins University defer your admission in the Early Decision round? If so, turn that frown upside down. You still have a genuine shot of earning admission to the Baltimore, Maryland-based institution.

December 2, 2023

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How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest

Deferred in the Early Action/Early Decision round? Waitlisted in Regular Decision? Learn how to write a Letter of Continued Interest.

December 1, 2023

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2024 Ivy League Rankings: Which School Is Best?

For its 2024 edition, US News and World Report dropped five factors that it previously used as criteria to determine a given college’s national ranking.

December 1, 2023

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What To Do After Being Deferred by NYU

Learn what to do if you’ve been deferred by NYU in the Early Decision round of admissions. Learn the right game plan!

November 27, 2023

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What To Do After Being Deferred by Northwestern

If you were deferred by Northwestern, you’ve still got a shot of earning Regular Decision admission. Learn how to improve your odds!

November 25, 2023

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What To Do After Being Deferred by Vanderbilt

Were you deferred by Vanderbilt to its Class of 2028 in either Early Decision I or Early Decision II? If so, it’s certainly not the news you had hoped for over the weeks since you submitted your Early Decision application.

November 23, 2023

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Ivy League Salaries After Graduation

In all of our years helping students earn admission to Ivy League and other highly selective schools in America, it’s a question we’ve never been asked more frequently than in our current moment as Israel seeks to defeat the Hamas terrorist group and Jews worldwide face daily instances of anti-Semitism, including here at home in America.

November 8, 2023

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Ivy League Regular Decision Application Deadlines

Are you wondering when the Regular Decision deadlines are for the eight Ivy League schools? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

November 5, 2023

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What To Do If You Miss the College Application Deadline

If a college application deadline comes and goes and you forget to submit your application in time, is there any recourse? Find out!

November 4, 2023

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The Pros & Cons of Taking a Gap Year After High School

Learn the pros and cons of taking a gap year before beginning one’s college experience. Spoiler Alert: we’re generally against gap years!

November 3, 2023

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Understanding College Deferrals

Find out what a deferral in the Early Decision/Early Action round means and how one can turn a deferral into an offer of admission.

November 2, 2023

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What Happens If You Back Out of Early Decision?

An Early Decision commitment is binding. But what happens if a student changes their mind and doesn’t wish to commit? Find out!

November 1, 2023

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The Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S.

Check out the best college towns and cities across the United States, as ranked by Ivy Coach. Cambridge, Hanover, and others lead the pack.

October 31, 2023

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Schools with Early Decision for 2023-2024 Admissions Cycle

Check out the complete list of America’s top colleges, as ranked by “US News & World Report,” with binding Early Decision policies.

October 21, 2023

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Do Colleges Check Applicants’ Social Media?

While admissions officers at America’s elite universities can always look at applicants’ social media profiles, they rarely do. Learn more!

October 18, 2023

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