College Selection

We recently wrote about college selection based on research conducted by Parchment as reported in an article on college selection in “The New York Times.” The research is based on the college choices of 114,119 students who have applied for college admission since the 2012-2013 admissions cycle. To jog your memory, “When interpreting … 

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Our Help for Waitlisted Students

Just because highly selective colleges state to you that they won’t be going to their waitlists until May 1st, know that this is not necessarily the case. What? A highly selective college may not be entirely accurate with you? If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you … 

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College Admissions Decision News

At Ivy Coach, it’s always our favorite time of year when our students learn of their acceptances to the colleges of their dreams. In fact, at this time of year, we — in part of course — live for college admission decision news! We work all year long and then … 

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Parents and College Rejection

There’s an article on “The Huffington Post” by Hilary Levey Friedman about whether or not parents are prepared should their child be rejected from the college of their dreams. What will they say to their child who had dreams of attending Princeton but didn’t even make the waitlist? What will … 

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University Admissions Decisions

Don’t forget as you receive word of your university admissions decisions to learn your fate alone. Alone as in with nobody else around. It’s not a good idea to surround yourself with friends when you read the email that will tell you whether or not you’ve been admitted to the college … 

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College Admissions Season

It’s a stressful time in college admissions season — the time when folks who applied Regular Decision are waiting on pins and needles. There’s a post on “BuzzFeed” by Marcelle Friedman and Jane Kelly entitled “21 Tips For Surviving College Admissions Season.” In the post, they write “try your best to stay … 

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College Admissions Behavior

We write about this topic every year around this time, but just in case you’re a new reader to our college admissions blog, we urge students not to wear sweatshirts of the universities they’re admitted to when they go into school in the coming weeks. And we urge them not … 

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College Tour Questions

There’s a good post by Martha C. Merrill, the dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College, up on “The Choice” blog on the topic of appropriate college tour questions. In the post entitled, “What (Not) to Ask on a Campus Tour,” Merrill goes through some questions that prospective … 

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UCLA Admissions

Shame on UCLA for making the mistake of sending out offers of admission to students they won’t be offering admission to.

Advice for Waitlisted Students

Waitlisted students must be proactive in the college admissions process. Letters of enthusiasm are a must!