American College Consultants

We understand that when you’re in the market for car insurance, you’ll call around to figure out who offers the best, most affordable coverage. Maybe it’s Geico. Oh wait, maybe it’s Allstate. Decisions, decisions. We Americans live in a free market and we personally wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Ivy Coach Protects Our IP

They say that imitation is flattery. We disagree. You see, just about every day, we come across private college counselors and other folks who copy our content verbatim. Maybe they plagiarize a paragraph from one of the thousands of pages of our website here and there. Maybe they republish one of

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An Ivy Coach Differentiator

Folks often ask us, “What differentiates Ivy Coach from every other private college counseling firm?” The question makes us cringe. What doesn’t differentiate us, we wish to ask. Going through our heads are the many students over the years who first come to us as clients after they don’t get

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Made in America

At the height of this most unusual presidential election, we hear a lot of talk about bringing jobs back to America. The Republican nominee for President of the United States has made a point of stressing the importance of bringing jobs back from China (or “Jina” as his new “SNL” impersonator

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The Two Faces of IECA

We have been quite vocal in the past about how we believe membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) isn’t worth the paper it’s written on (read Part I, Part II, and Part III for the full picture). Our Founder, Bev Taylor, was a member of this organization for years

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Fit in College Admissions Counseling

Fit matters in college admissions counseling. When you go into a small, family owned and operated bakery, you can bet that Ma and Pa behind the counter want you to make a purchase. Maybe they want you to buy the fresh cheesecake — whether you’re hungry for a cheesecake or not.

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National Humanities Medal

We wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to one of America’s, and the world’s, most prominent, influential authors of our time. Today, James McBride, author of the “New York Times” bestselling “The Color of Water” and “The Good Lord Bird” among other notable titles, received one of our nation’s highest

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A Huffington Post Editorial

Did any of our readers happen to catch the article below on “The Huffington Post” entitled “How Applications are Evaluated and Decisions are Made?” It’s a fantastic article (although it’s rather outdated). This article is not available on “The Huffington Post” any longer because we at Ivy Coach asked its

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