Are you seeking college advising? We write a whole lot about the highly selective college admissions process on our blog, but every now and then we can’t resist injecting some color commentary on our college advising business. Maybe it’s our way of venting or just sharing our experiences in business with
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.
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
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
Let’s talk about admissions stats, baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Oh. Does that song not go like that? Well it does for the purposes of this particular post. When parents and students first come to us, there’s a whole lot of information they do know and a whole lot
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
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
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.
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
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