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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Admissions Practice Survives Antitrust Challenge

The Yale School of Medicine is not in violation of federal antitrust laws, a federal judge has ruled. The judge recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a student denied admission to the Yale School of Medicine against the university. In the suit, the student claimed he was denied admission — … 

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Stanford GSB Owes An Apology

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made a $1.8 billion donation to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, so that the school could go need-blind in admissions. After we learned of his gift, we dared Johns Hopkins University to show rather than tell, to remove the prompt that reads, “Do you intend … 

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Duke Law Applicant

File this one under absolutely bizarre. A student applied to the Duke University School of Law but failed to submit his LSAT score. And it’s not like he submitted a GRE in lieu of an LSAT. Duke Law requires the submission of an LSAT. So because the student didn’t submit … 

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Penn Philosophy Department Drops GRE Requirement

The University of Pennsylvania’s department of philosophy will no longer require applicants to its graduate doctoral program to submit GRE scores. In fact, the department has gone one step further: the school won’t even look at GRE scores that are submitted by these applicants. The GRE, long the subject of … 

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