SAT Cheating in China and Korea

Allegations of SAT cheating in China and Korea, you say? This is utterly shocking. Not. Remember the SAT cheating scandal that rocked Great Neck, New York a few years ago? Well, cheating on the SAT is back in the news with a potential major scandal hitting China and Korea. Students who … 

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Top Chinese Student

A top Chinese student gets rejected at all of the U.S. universities to which he applies..this is what makes headlines in China! We came across an article in “China Daily” entitled “Top Beijing student fails to get place in the US” that certainly caught our eye. A top student fails … 

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Asian Discrimination in Ivy Admissions

We’ve been writing for years about Asian and Asian American discrimination in Ivy League admissions. The Ivy League discriminates against Asians and Asian Americans in the admissions process. Don’t believe us? Ok, that’s fine. Is it unfortunate? Yes. Is it wrong? Yes. Should it come to an end? Yes. Will … 

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Chinese Applying to the Ivies

Ivy Coach’s Ivy League admissions statistics were cited in an article of “China News” that we’d like to offer a little commentary on. In the piece entitled “Chinese face tougher hurdles for Ivy League schools,” there are a few misconceptions. Let’s start with the headline. The Chinese aren’t facing tougher … 

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The Chinese Obsession with Harvard

Ivy Coach has been featured in an article of “China Daily.” We’ve written many times over the years about the Chinese obsession with the Ivy League. A number of our clients hail from China or are Chinese Americans and so we are well aware that Chinese students — and even … 

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Chinese Admissions Agents

There is an editorial in “Forbes” written by Hannah Lincoln and Sean Ages entitled “Ghostwriting for Chinese Applicants” that we wanted to share with our readers. In the piece, Lincoln and Ages describe how, as American graduate students at a Chinese university, they were presented with the chance to make … 

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China University Admission

There was a great article recently in “The Atlantic” by Yiqin Fu entitled, “China’s Unfair College Admissions System” that discusses how a quota system in the China university admission system only exacerbates great inequalities within the country. Curious to hear how truly unfair the system is? Well, here’s an example … 

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Gaokao and China University Admission

For students in China, the Gaokao is the all-important exam that, in many ways, determines their educational future. It’s a tough test that requires quite a bit of studying. In the United States, it would be the equivalent of college admissions officers only weighing your SAT score to determine whether … 

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Asians in College Admissions

Asians in college admissions should dare to be different. Yes, we are addressing an entire ethnic group…even if this isn’t as PC as you’d like it to be. At Ivy Coach, we’re not necessarily always PC, but we always give it to you straight. We are unapologetically honest, even if … 

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Chinese Ivy League Applicants

There’s an interesting article by Chris Boehner on IECA’s usually super lame blog about Chinese Ivy League applicants. Boehner, who previously worked as an independent educational consultant, cites that in 2011, 339,700 Chinese students chose to study abroad (93% of whom are self-supported). Boehner states that this 2011 figure marks … 

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