Williams College Fall Enrollment

Williams College recently released its fall enrollment data — and it’s rather alarming. As students across America and around the world make decisions about their fall plans with the threat of COVID-19 hanging over their heads, it’s come to light that students who intend to be on-campus this fall at … 

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What Optional Means in Highly Selective College Admissions

Are you wondering what the term optional means in the context of highly selective college admissions? To put it simply, in most instances, optional means do it. If a school asks applicants to write an optional 250-word essay, write it. If a school asks applicants to submit SAT Subject Test … 

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A Nightmarish Year for College Board and ACT

Just how bad of a year has 2020 been for College Board, the maker of the SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, and the AP Tests, and ACT, the maker of its eponymous exam? Let’s just say it’s been their worst nightmare. You see, each and every year, a select number … 

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Yale Enrollment for Fall 2020

Back in early July, we announced Yale’s plans to re-open this fall. To recap, all students were invited to return to campus for at least part of the 2020-2021 academic year. First-year students were invited to campus in the fall, while they’d be off-campus for the spring. Sophomores will be … 

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Helicopter Parents at Harvard

Helicopter parents are alive and well at Harvard University. Apparently, a group of parents of members of Harvard’s Class of 2022 have organized to urge the university to decrease tuition in light of online instruction, change leave of absence policies, and better express why only a limited number of students … 

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COVID-19 Cases Across the Ivies

As fall nears, are you wondering what the COVID-19 case counts are at the eight Ivy League universities? Well, each university reports the data a little bit differently so it’s not exactly comparing apples to apples. Some schools report undergraduate and graduate student data only while others report student, staff, … 

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Proudly in the Service of American Veterans

At Ivy Coach, we proudly offer our pro bono college admissions services exclusively to veterans of America’s military. Today, we thought we’d share with our readers an update from U.S. Army Veteran Pablo Chavez-Hernandez, whom we helped with his case for admission to Columbia University. I hope all is well! … 

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Duke Fall Plans

Duke University has updated its fall plans in response to rising COVID-19 cases across North Carolina and America. This coming fall, on-campus undergraduate housing will be restricted to first-year students along with sophomores and students with special circumstances who have been pre-approved by Student Affairs. Come spring, it will be … 

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UPenn International First-Year Students

Recently, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scored a major victory for colleges across America when they filed suit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security over the government’s new guidance that essentially told international students — if they weren’t taking in-person … 

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How UPenn Students Are Spending the Summer

Wondering how a number of University of Pennsylvania students are spending their summer during the age of COVID-19? They’re taking online courses through the university. In fact, Summer Session II courses at UPenn are up about 30% from last summer or by 850-900 course units. And why is demand for … 

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