Taking Summer School to Get Ahead, Not Catch Up

Kyle Spencer

August 16, 2016

Brian Taylor, the director of Ivy Coach, a college advising firm on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, said the belief was that college admission boards rewarded quantity when it came to A.P. exams.

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Volunteer Trips: Is Your Family Ready?

Jennifer Conlin

August 10, 2012

"Everyone in admissions started seeing essays about these volunteering trips six or seven years ago," said Bev Taylor, the founder of Ivy Coach, a New York-based college admissions counseling service. "Now we have to tell kids not to write about them."

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Colleges Debate Early Admission

Karen W. Arenson

December 23, 2002

One reason, Ms. Taylor said, is that universities sometimes take weaker students who commit themselves through early decisions and reject stronger students who apply later, or put them on waiting lists.

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