How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

January 20, 2015

“If you’re an A student, a D or an F could certainly do it,” says Bev Taylor, founder of Ivy Coach, a college admissions counseling practice. “If you got some Cs, the college would probably just ask you to explain your grades and see if you had a valid reason for their drop.”

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Unacceptable Changes to the Common Application for College Applicants

Bev Taylor

January, 22 2013

Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500-word limit on the personal statement. While our students have always complied with college essay word limits, many applicants ignore directions and upload longer essays. We at Ivy Coach have no issue with word limits, but we do have an issue with what the Common Application is proposing to do to enforce it.

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Ivy League Activities

Bev Taylor

January 08, 2013

As much as some parents and college applicants like to think otherwise, Ivy League schools are not after "well-rounded" applicants. In highly selective college admissions, the three-sport jock is an anachronism of decades past.

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AP Tests and Ivy League Admission

Bev Taylor

October 24, 2012

In highly selective college admissions -- including in Ivy League admissions -- excelling in AP courses is par for the course.

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