Deferred vs. Waitlisted: What is the difference?

When students open up their college admissions decisions, they’re unlikely to hope for a deferral or a waitlisting. Neither decision is definitive — it’s neither an acceptance nor a denial. But while it’s, of course, much better to get that acceptance right off the bat, deferred and waitlisted applicants still … 

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How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest

Was your child deferred after the Early Decision/Early Action round of admissions? Was your child waitlisted after the Regular Decision round of admissions? Either way, the student’s call to action is the same: they need to submit a powerful letter to the school that placed them in limbo. Some call … 

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2023 Regular Decision Deadlines

With Early Decision and Early Action notifications coming out over the next few days, it’s time to look ahead to Regular Decision. The 2023 Regular Decision deadlines for applicants to the Class of 2027 are right around the corner. While most colleges have January 1st Regular Decision deadlines, the date … 

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When to Submit SAT and ACT Scores

Thinking of applying to top universities this year without an SAT or ACT score? Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog know where we stand on the issue of test-optional: all else being equal, a student with a great test score will always enjoy an advantage over a student … 

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The Affirmative Action Light

Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog know where we stand on the issue of Affirmative Action. In short, we believe it remains a necessary practice to create the America we wish to see, to create an America grounded in equal opportunity. It’s why we stand with Harvard College … 

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Top Universities Producing Startup Founders

Which universities in America produce the most venture capital-backed startup founders? Look no further than Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, according to PitchBook. As PitchBook writes, “Great entrepreneurs can come from anywhere, but some universities have a truly exceptional track record of producing future entrepreneurs. … 

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A Tufts Admissions Scandal

Trouble is brewing in the Tufts admissions office. Apparently, Joseph “JT” Duck, Tufts’ Dean of Admissions for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, is being investigated for alleged discrimination against former Tufts admissions staffers. Duck, the former director of admissions at Swarthmore college who assumed … 

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