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How to Write a Waitlist Appeal Letter

Some call it a Letter of Continued Interest. Others call it a Letter of Enthusiasm. And still others call it a Waitlist Appeal Letter. Whatever you choose to call it, if a highly selective university has waitlisted you and you want to get off that waitlist, you have to submit a powerful letter that sways admissions officers to root for you.

March 26, 2023

Devaluing the College Alumni Interview

The college alumni interview has become increasingly less significant. In late 2022, Brown University even permanently eliminated interviews.

March 24, 2023

Is Accepting a Position on the Waitlist Binding?

Accepting a spot on a college’s waitlist does not bind a student to attend that institution if offered admission. Learn more!

March 22, 2023

Colleges with Highest Jewish Populations in 2022

Learn which universities in America and Canada boast the most significant Jewish populations among student bodies.

March 21, 2023

The Scoop on the Harvard Z-List

The Harvard Z-List is a pathway for the children of families with deep ties to the institution to get in. Learn how Ivy Coach can help.

March 19, 2023

Why Top Colleges Like Transfer Students

Top colleges like to admit transfer students. Transfer students contribute to campus diversity in significant ways.

March 18, 2023

The Admission of Younger Siblings As Legacy

Most highly selective universities offer an advantage to siblings of current or former students — but only if the siblings apply Early.

March 17, 2023

What Are the Best Extracurriculars for College?

Highly selective colleges seek to admit students who demonstrate a singular hook. Learn about the best kinds of extracurriculars for college!

March 16, 2023

Top 25 American Film Schools

Check out “The Hollywood Reporter’s” 2022 film school ranking. See which universities top the list of film and television programs.

March 15, 2023

UPenn GPA Requirements

Learn about the University of Pennsylvania’s GPA statistics for admitted students to the Ivy League institution.

March 14, 2023

Fact Checking in College Admissions

While admissions officers at America’s elite colleges rarely fact-check application details, applicants would be foolish not to be honest.

March 13, 2023

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DNA Testing in College Admissions

Some parents turn to DNA tests in the hope of giving their children a leg up in the elite college admissions process. But they’re misguided.

March 11, 2023

Cornell’s Admissions Process

Learn about Cornell’s decentralized admissions process in which applications are sent to the specific school within the university.

March 10, 2023

Donations to Harvard

The SFFA v. Harvard lawsuit has spotlighted the extent to which major donations can influence the admissions process.

March 8, 2023

Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Check out the 2023 “US News & World Report” ranking of top undergraduate business schools. But do note which universities aren’t on the list!

March 7, 2023

Waitlisted Students Should Always Answer Their Phones

It’s crucial that waitlisted students answer their phones because they could receive a call with an offer of admission from dreaded limbo.

March 6, 2023

Use of College Counselors, Use of Private College Counselors, Data on Private College Counselors

The Use of Private College Counselors is Underestimated

More and more students are enlisting the assistance of private college counselors as they navigate the elite college admissions process.

March 2, 2023

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What is a First Generation College Student?

Learn who qualifies and who does not qualify as a first-generation college student in college admissions.

February 28, 2023

Fees of College Consultants

Learn more about the fees of private college consultants. And learn about the fees of Ivy Coach, the world’s leading college consultancy.

February 28, 2023

University of Chicago Class Size Expansion (2018)

In 2018, University of Chicago announced plans to expand its undergraduate student body. The school has done just that over the years since.

February 24, 2023


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