SAT or ACT Essay

Many universities, including recent additions the California Institute of Technology, Brown University, Princeton University, and Stanford University, have declared it optional for applicants to submit SAT or ACT essay scores. As a piece by The Editorial Board of “The Washington Post” points out, the essay portion of the SAT and … 

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Lehigh University Increasing Enrollment

Lehigh University will be adding seats to its incoming class, increasing enrollment by 135 students. Typically, a Lehigh class consists of 1,275 students so the new class size will sit at 1,410. But Lehigh’s admissions office is quick to point out that just because the school will be admitting more … 

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Boston College Early Action Policy

Boston College has changed up its Early Action admissions policy for this year’s applicants. The school used to restrict its Early Action applicants from applying to schools with binding Early Decision policies. That restriction has been lifted. Indeed applicants who make binding, Early Decision I or Early Decision II commitments … 

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Why Our Asian and Asian American Students So Often Earn Admission

It likely comes as little surprise to our readers that some of our clients at Ivy Coach happen to be Chinese American, Korean American, and Indian American. It also likely comes as little surprise to our readers that some of our clients aren’t American at all, hailing from all over … 

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Stephen Miller’s Attempted Ban of Chinese Students at American Universities

A couple of months ago, it’s been reported that Stephen Miller, a key advisor to President Trump, attempted to persuade his boss to order Chinese nationals be banned from studying at American universities. As tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China, particularly in the South China Sea, … 

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The Wrong Poster Child of Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

Asian Americans face discrimination in highly selective college admissions. We’ve been saying as much from atop our soapbox in college admissions for as long as we can remember. It’s wrong. It needs to end. But let us be clear: Asian Americans don’t face discrimination in highly selective college admissions simply … 

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The End of Affirmative Action is Near

Over the years, we’ve reported on numerous challenges to the practice of Affirmative Action — from the cases against the University of Michigan to the University of Texas at Austin to Harvard University. But in spite of many challenges to the practice over the years, we have never once predicted … 

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Dropping Admission Rates

Which highly selective colleges saw the biggest drop in their admission rates this year as compared to last year? Lots can change in the 525,600 minutes in a year. But we won’t be focusing our blog on the seasons of love, as the “Rent” song goes. Rather, we’ll be focusing … 

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The Fingerprints of Parents in College Essays

One question we sometimes get from parents during free consultations goes like this: “Can’t college admissions officers tell you had a hand in your students’ essays?” Our answer goes like this: “If college admissions officers suspected we had a hand in our students’ essays, we wouldn’t be very good at … 

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