Profile of the One-Man Band Challenging Affirmative Action

As a December 1st deadline looms for Harvard University to respond to the Department of Justice’s demand to turn over requested admissions documents, we thought we’d touch on the one-man-band that is behind the fight to end the practice of Affirmative Action in American college admissions. That one-man band (with … 

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Chinese Students and TOEFL Scandal

Highly selective American universities ask for TOEFL scores from students applying from other countries where English is not the native language (and from non-native English speakers attending high school in the U.S. too). Indeed many highly selective schools have minimum TOEFL requirements. But even if a particular school doesn’t have … 

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Chinese Students at American High Schools

A piece in “The New York Times” by Brook Larmer entitled “The Parachute Generation” offers insight into the growing trend of Chinese students studying abroad in the United States not only for college — but for high school as well. Indeed in an effort to improve their children’s case for admission to … 

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Chinese Students and Critical Thinking

There was an interesting article recently in “The New York Times” written by Javier C. Hernandez. The piece focuses on a study that will soon be coming out of Stanford University that finds that Chinese students — students educated in China to be clear — have some of the strongest … 

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Asians in Ivy League Minority Pool

Asian American discrimination in Ivy League admissions is is in the news again, largely because of a recent complaint filed by The Asian American Coalition for Education with the United States Departments of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. On this blog and in every news publication in which we’re ever … 

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Chinese Natives and SAT

There is an expose in “The Hechinger Report” by Peg Tyre that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece focuses on how some students in China have been using proxies on American soil to take their SATs, GREs, TOEFLs, etc. for them. Apparently, these proxies are called “gunners.” … 

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China University Admission and Bribery

“The New York Times” is reporting on a bribery scandal in China concerning the Gaokao, the all-important test that determine’s one’s college admissions fate if a student wishes to attend university within China. It should come as no surprise to our readers that there are allegations the entire system of university admission in … 

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Asian American College Applicants

There have been a number of articles these last few months on the topic of the discrimination that Asian American applicants (and Asian applicants) face in highly selective college admissions. Ivy Coach has been featured in several of these articles — from “BuzzFeed” to “The Boston Globe” to lots of … 

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Asian-American Coalition for Education

Regular readers of our college admissions blog may remember the complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights some months ago by the Asian-American Coalition for Education against Harvard University. Ivy Coach was quoted extensively in the press on this matter. The complaint, as we predicted, … 

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Asians and Princeton Admissions

We recently wrote about how the United States Department of Education, as expected, cleared Princeton of claims that the school demonstrated bias towards Asian American and Asian applicants to the university. As you may know from reading our blog, it is our firm and unwavering assertion that all highly selective colleges … 

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