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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

The Most Popular Majors at Each Ivy League School

Check out the most popular majors among recent graduates of the Ivy League. Curious about which field leads the pack? Social Sciences.

October 17, 2023

Do Colleges Verify Information on Applications?

Over the admissions cycles that have transpired in the wake of this much-publicized scandal, how exactly have America’s elite universities changed their policies and procedures to flag bad actors?

October 14, 2023

Using A.I. to Write College Admission Essays

We strongly advise students against using A.I. to assist them with their college essays. Admissions officers can use A.I. detection tools!

October 13, 2023

Should I Transfer Colleges After My First Semester?

Most top colleges have spring transfer application deadlines for fall enrollment. Thus, transferring after one’s first semester isn’t viable.

October 12, 2023


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