Elite Colleges Want Change-Makers

One of the key reasons why our students at Ivy Coach so often earn admission to the colleges of their dreams is they dare admissions officers not to admit future world change-makers. Our students are not students who present as not knowing what they want to do with the rest … 

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A College Tour Fun Fact

It’s important to visit the colleges to which one intends to apply. Our nation’s most highly selective colleges measure Demonstrated Interest; they seek to admit students who they believe will actually choose to matriculate. And why? Because their yield matters to them. Who wants to admit 2,000 students only to … 

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The Greatest Commencement Speech of All

We’ve previously dubbed Conan O’Brien’s 2011 commencement address to graduates of Dartmouth College to be the best commencement address in the history of commencement addresses (sorry, Steve Jobs). And we’re not alone. But Conan just got one-upped. While his speech was not filled with laugh-out-loud funny humor as was Conan’s, … 

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Obsession with Elite Schools

There he goes again. Brennan Barnard, a college counselor at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire as well as the Director of College Counseling at US Performance Academy, an online high school for competitive athletes in totally “of the people” kind of sports like bobsledding, sailing, and synchronized swimming, penned … 

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The Super Sneaky College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross’ admissions office recently got caught doing something not so holy. We might suggest its director of admissions should attend confession. As the loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we believe that need-blind admissions is essentially malarkey. And why? Because while … 

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Scandal Offers Little Insight into Admissions Process

One of our readers recently asked, “You cover college admissions every day. Why are you not covering every development in the college admissions bribery and cheating scandal?” The answer is a simple one: we reported on the scandal extensively when the news broke, we offered insights on various news broadcasts … 

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Money and Affirmative Action

There’s a scene in Billy Madison in which Adam Sandler’s character — after a long, meandering speech — is told by a man who really should be moderating political debates, “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your … 

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College Admissions Scandal Being Developed as Limited Series

We haven’t been reporting on the breaking developments in the college admissions scandal regularly since we figure it’s been getting enough attention in the press. Lori Loughlin and her children seem to be in a fight; one daughter is reported to have moved out of the family home and to … 

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The Importance of Honesty in College Admissions and Life

In college admissions and in life, it’s always important to be honest. We’d say that goes without saying but, hey, the recent college admissions scandal involving the bribery of college athletic coaches and cheating on standardized testing has shined a bright lantern on people who clearly didn’t understand the importance … 

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The Protection of Our College Admissions IP

At Ivy Coach, we post fresh, original content on the highly selective college admissions process daily. Imagine that — posting a story every day of the year, including Christmas, Yom Kippur, and every holiday in between. Who can write about college admissions that much? We can. And that’s why we … 

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