2 Reasons Why Need Blind Admissions Is A Farce

The Need Blind Admissions Lie Were you told that a college to which you’ll be applying has a need blind admissions policy? That is, the college touted — maybe at an information session or during a tour — how they don’t factor in your family’s ability to pay the full

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A Class of Students with Perfect Grades and Scores

A class of students with perfect grades and scores? ZZZzzz. Sounds like a boring crowd to you too, right? There was a segment on “CBS News” in which the president of Princeton University, Chris Eisgruber, addresses Affirmative Action, a hot topic of late with the United States Department of Justice signaling

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Defending Affirmative Action

While we’ve done it quite a few times over the last few days, we’ll continue defending Affirmative Action today. There’s an excellent editorial published today on the pages of “The Washington Post” authored by Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

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Why Attacking Affirmative Action Won’t End Asian American Discrimination in Admissions

The U.S Department of Justice has signaled it will lend its might to support litigation brought by the Asian American Coalition for Education against Harvard University aimed at attacking the practice of Affirmative Action so as to curb discrimination against Asian American applicants. It seems simple enough. Colleges like Harvard

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Correcting Those High School Senior Year Courses

Rising high school seniors, do you think it’s too late to start correcting those high school senior year courses of yours? Think again! Around this time of year, we get quite a few rising high school seniors who come to us seeking Ivy Coach’s assistance navigating the highly selective college

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Changing College Choices

There was a post recently on “Admitted,” the blog of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), that examined how many adults — if they could do it all over again — would choose to attend a different college than the one from which they graduated. The post, written by

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Justice Department Takes on Affirmative Action

It’s a headline in just about every major newspaper today: The United States Justice Department Takes on Affirmative Action! The United States D.O.J. under the stewardship of the under siege Jeff Sessions will be taking on the practice of Affirmative Action in college admissions. Indeed an internal announcement to the

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Importance of Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions

Demonstrated Interest. Perhaps you’ve heard the term as it applies to highly selective college admissions. Demonstrated Interest is the extent to which a college applicant has shown a motivation to attend a given institution if offered admission. You see, highly selective colleges want to admit students who they believe in

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How Many College Applications Students Should Submit

Are you a rising high school senior wondering how many colleges you should be applying to this coming year? Ideally, you’ll only be applying to one college — that’s right, one — because you’ll hopefully apply in the Early round, under an Early Decision or Single Choice Early Action policy.

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University of California Irvine Rescinds Admissions

The admissions office of the University of California, Irvine is currently facing intense scrutiny from outraged students, parents, and the media for rescinding 499 offers of admission to the university this fall. That’s right — 499. You may remember just several weeks back the brouhaha that ensued Harvard University’s decision

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