Colleges Love To Be Loved

America’s elite colleges love to be loved. Heck, who doesn’t love to be loved? But our nation’s most prestigious schools even have a name for it: it’s called Demonstrated Interest. You see, these schools seek to admit students who they believe will actually choose to matriculate. So, yes, mindful of … 

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Plagiarists at Penn

Something is in the water at the University of Pennsylvania. It seems that the UPenn student who was accused of embellishing her life’s story — one that allegedly included abuse at the hands of her mother — to land a coveted Rhodes Scholarship (the prestigious scholarship was later stripped) isn’t … 

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10 Common College Admissions Misconceptions

As we approach summer, we thought we’d share ten common misconceptions among parents and their high school-aged children surrounding the elite college admissions process. But only ten, Ivy Coach? Why only ten? People, we blog every day of the year dating back nearly a decade and a half — including … 

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High School Grade Inflation

We can’t tell you how many parents mention the GPAs of their children during free consultations. Notwithstanding that our free consultations are designed expressly to answer questions about our services — and not to discuss the specifics of a student’s case for admission — a GPA, in and of itself, … 

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Summer Jobs for High Schoolers

Is your child considering getting a job this coming summer? At our nation’s current inflection point, aptly deemed The Great Resignation, there seem to be quite a few job openings for teenagers. Heck, there was a piece in The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago shining a light … 

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Harvard Likely Letters

Harvard University is not known to send out many Likely Letters. For those unfamiliar with Likely Letters (or, in some cases, Likely Phone Calls), it’s a note an applicant receives that indicates the student will, in all likelihood, be earning admission come the time decisions are released. Our translation? The … 

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Student Loan Debt

Jayson Weingarten of Ivy Coach, a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, recently appeared on Newsy‘s Morning Rush to discuss student loan debt. Student loan debt is, of course, in the news of late because President Biden and his administration are seeking to cancel — or, more likely, greatly reduce … 

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Columbia Educating the Formerly Incarcerated

Columbia University has long paved the way in offering opportunities to non-traditional students. As an example, through their School of General Studies, Columbia admits and enrolls more veterans of America’s military than any of our nation’s highly selective universities. We applaud Columbia for their years-long commitment to educating America’s soldiers … 

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Surging Applications to Elite Universities

If you watch a news segment on college admissions, you might scratch your head when you hear that applications to our nation’s colleges are down. But, remember, there are hundreds of colleges across America. Only a small percentage of these colleges are selective or highly selective. At most colleges across … 

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