What Waitlisted Students Should Do

Was your child placed in waitlist limbo by the school they most wish to attend? Or maybe your child was waitlisted by a school they may want to attend — depending on the decisions that come in over the days to come? We know waitlist limbo can be frustrating. These … 

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The Pandemic’s Impact on College Acceptances

We write about highly selective college admissions every day. That includes over weekends, Christmas, Yom Kippur, and even over these scary days of the novel coronavirus pandemic. And the core objective of all of our writings on the topic is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process, … 

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Johns Hopkins Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

Johns Hopkins University has released its Regular Decision notifications. In all, 1,922 students earned Regular Decision admission to Johns Hopkins’ Class of 2024. These 1,922 admits — not all of whom will choose to matriculate of course — join the 682 students who previously earned admission to JHU’s incoming class … 

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High School Students Should Use This Time as a Reset

There is only so much meditation and only so many pushups one can do during these unscheduled days at home. In lieu of a Netflix binge, we would argue that there is no better time than the present for high school students and their parents to set up a one-hour … 

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MIT Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

It’s Pi Day and, accordingly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released Regular Decision notifications. In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 1,457 students have earned admission to the MIT Class of 2024. These 1,457 students were drawn from a total applicant pool of 20,075. This marks an overall … 

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NACAC Changes Code of Ethics to Best Practices

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), a governing college admissions organization to which we are proudly a member, was recently under investigation by the United States Department of Justice for restraining trade through their “Statement of Principles and Good Practice.” We supported that investigation, believing that some of … 

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Correcting Inaccuracies and Misconceptions in College Admissions Editorials

A core objective of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions and inaccuracies perpetuated by high school counselors, by private college counselors, by the press, by moms and dads waiting in line at the grocery store discussing the Ivy League merit scholarships their children received (Ivy League schools … 

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Penn Admitted Student Days Canceled

As our nation’s colleges take measures to protect their students, faculty, and staff from the novel coronavirus pandemic, we thought we’d focus today on the impact of the pandemic on this year’s college admissions process. While Columbia University and Barnard College have canceled classes for the next couple of days … 

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Appealing Admissions Decisions

A core objective of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by high school counselors, by private college counselors, by parents, students, the press, and the local sheriff. Today we will debunk a misconception perpetuated by a journalist for US News … 

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