More on YouTubing the College Admissions Rapids

Posting videos on YouTube in substitution for an application essay may be the latest craze in college admissions, but we at Ivy Coach doubt that too many colleges are going to adopt this practice. While a video may have value if it actually says something about the applicant, unless access … 

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Study Abroad Freshman Year

“Admitted – Yes! Congratulations. But your first year must be in Paris, London, Florence, Madrid…” With more students applying to college than ever before and with each of those students submitting more applications than in previous years, college administrators are finding new and innovative ways of not rejecting qualified applicants. … 

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Students Applying to Colleges in Multiple Tiers

Is it unusual to earn admission to one of America’s most selective universities but to be waitlisted or denied admission at a less selective university? Just about every year, students who were not our clients come to us and ask, “Why would I get into Brown and Columbia but not … 

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How Applications Are Evaluated and Decisions Are Made

Of the 1,800 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., only about 35 are considered highly selective. This highly selective category is reserved for schools that typically admit less that one-third of all their applicants. To determine a college’s degree of selectivity, one needs to know the number of students … 

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