Unspoken use of private consultants affects admissions

Zac Hardwick

September 24, 2014

“It’s all about the haves and the have-nots,” Taylor said. “Admissions offices will always want to go to bat for a kid who they feel has grown up with disadvantages, as opposed to the kid who has grown up with advantages.”

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I Can Teach You, But I’ll Have to Charge

Michelle Li

January 24, 2014

Ivy Coach’s website echoes this sentiment, stating that the company does not take on cases of unreasonable parents and students — “unless you’re Melinda Gates, your daughter with failing grades isn’t getting into Duke.” Way to tell it like it is, Ivy Coach.

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Social media presence not an admissions factor

Zac Hardwick

November 14, 2013

Bev Taylor, founder of Ivy Coach, a New York-based college consulting company, said the trend of admissions officers examining applicants’ social media profiles is occurring more frequently than what is reported.

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Applications decline by three percent from last year

Colby Ye And Zan Song

January 10, 2013

Dartmouth has not been able to convince accepted minority applicants to matriculate to the College, according to Taylor. As a result, future minority students are unlikely to consider Dartmouth as a serious option.

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