Admissions Exams Canceled Across China

When we read about college or graduate school admissions test cancelations in nations such as China or South Korea, the first thing that comes to mind is: another security breach? After all, we’ve reported over the years on several test cancelations as a result of security breaches. So often exam … 

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Johns Hopkins’ MBA Program Leans Into Health

Johns Hopkins University recently publicly announced the elimination of the consideration of legacy status in undergraduate admissions. And it seems the university isn’t done quite yet announcing changes. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Johns Hopkins’ graduate business education will undergo a makeover of sorts. In light of five consecutive … 

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Profiles of HBS and Stanford GSB Students

What are typical profiles of Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business students? Wonder no more. Poets & Quants has published an outstanding piece in which a team analyzed more than 1,200 LinkedIn profiles to gauge the educational backgrounds and work experiences of Class of 2020 at HBS … 

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MBA Applications Fall

While the general trend may be that more and more students apply for undergraduate admission to America’s highly selective colleges each year, that same trend does not hold true for admission to MBA programs. In fact, over the last three years, MBA applications have dropped off rather precipitously across the … 

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24 Brown University Doctoral Programs Drop GRE

If you’re applying to one of 24 doctoral programs at Brown University for enrollment during the 2020-2021 academic year and you don’t happen to be a strong GRE test-taker, you’re in luck! As it turns out, 24 of Brown’s doctoral programs recently announced that they will drop the GRE requirement … 

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2019 Bloomberg MBA Ranking

‘Tis the season for university rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek recently conducted a survey of 126 business schools around the globe, polling the alumni of these graduate business programs on the academic quality of the programs, innovation, reputation, and the power of the school’s alumni network. And the result of the survey … 

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Cornell Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Drops GRE

Cornell University’s Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering will no longer be requiring applicants to its graduate program to submit GRE test scores. And why? Well, the department essentially found that the GRE didn’t serve as a good predictor of students’ success once they began their graduate studies. In fact, the … 

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On Medical School Applicants Avoiding Trite Activities

We often hear from parents and students a line that goes something like this: “But we heard the direct opposite from an admissions officer!” Oh (in a tone of faux surprise)? Of course, we’re not surprised in the least. Admissions officers at our nation’s elite universities so often don’t tell … 

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We Are Hiring Former Graduate Program Admissions Officers

Are you a former graduate program admissions officer who evaluated applications at a highly selective university? Maybe you served as an admissions officer at a top medical school, business school, or law school. Maybe you evaluated applications for certain PhD programs. If so, we at Ivy Coach are interested in … 

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We Only Help Graduate School Applicants Who Know Which Degrees They Wish to Pursue

At Ivy Coach, we help students earn admission both at the undergraduate and graduate levels to highly selective schools or programs. But today, we feel the need to vent about some of the prospective graduate school clients who come to us, folks we choose not to take on as clients. … 

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