Asian American Applicants to Stuyvesant

Headlines continue to swirl around the case brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard University. The case, of course, concerns alleged Asian American discrimination in admissions decision-making at the storied university. Regular readers of our college admissions blog know where we at Ivy Coach stand on this particular issue … 

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Uproar Among Asian Americans Over Proposed Changes to NYC Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely considered to be New York City’s most unpopular mayor since the very nice but largely ineffective Mayor David Dinkins, is taking some heat for proposing changes to the admissions policies of certain elite New York City high schools. And why? Because his … 

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Proposed Admissions Change at Elite New York City Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City’s most unpopular mayor since as long as we can remember (at least in our book), has proposed some changes to the admissions policies at eight of New York City’s specialized high schools. The most well known of these schools are Stuyvesant High School, the … 

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The Behind the Scenes Drama at Stuyvesant High School

Stuyvesant High School, a specialized high school in New York City, is a tuition-free school to city residents. With a focus in the STEM areas, Stuy is the single most competitive specialized school in New York City. Of the approximate 30,000 students who take the test every year in the … 

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Expensive Private Schools

Do you think your child attends one of the most expensive private schools? Maybe they go to Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles or The Dalton School in New York. Or Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. It’s expensive to go to Deerfield! But what are the most expensive private schools in the … 

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College Admission from Prep Schools

There is an article in the “Brown Daily Herald” that discusses the relationships between top prep schools like the Harvard-Westlake School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter), Collegiate School,  Deerfield Academy, and Trinity School and Ivy League colleges. Back in the day, such prep schools as Exeter and Andover … 

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Preschool to the Ivy League

There is an article in today’s “NY Daily News,” the ultimate source of news that is neither interesting nor noteworthy, that focuses on a Manhattan mom who is suing the preschool her daughter attended for hurting her 4 year-old’s chances of admission to an Ivy League school because they didn’t prepare … 

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Valspeak and the College Admissions Process

Jessica: “Should I like write on the cover page of like the graded paper? You know, like Union College Supplement – Graded Paper?” Ivy Coach: “You can write ‘Union College Supplement – Graded Paper,’ but please delete the word ‘like’ as this is not appropriate for oral or written speech … 

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