University of Virginia Class of 2025 Early Action Statistics

We previously reported that Early Decision applications to the University of Virginia were up by a margin of 35% and that Early Action applications were by up a margin of 15% as compared to last year. Well, in the second phase of UVA’s admissions process for the Class of 2025, … 

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Ivy Coach’s Crystal Ball Strikes Again

Early December seems like an eternity ago in the world of highly selective college admissions. Back then, some asserted that Ivy Coach’s crystal ball forecast that Class of 2025 Early Decision / Early Action applications to our nation’s elite universities would surge, admit rates would plummet, and the schools would … 

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The Secret Sauce of Ivy Coach’s Letters of Enthusiasm

If your child was deferred from a highly selective university in the Early Action / Early Decision round, doing nothing is an unlikely strategy to earn admission to this same university in the Regular Decision round. Likewise, throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks is as unlikely a … 

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Princeton’s Cancellation of Early Action Does Not Explain Application Surges

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton University opted to forego offering students the chance to apply Early Action this fall. Instead, they offered students only the opportunity to apply Regular Decision on January 1st. The announcement, made just a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, read, “The University will move … 

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Columbia University Class of 2025 Early Decision Statistics

Columbia University historically releases its admissions statistics for the Early Decision and Regular Decision round later on in the year. But the early word is that Early Decision applications to Columbia University’s Class of 2025 were up 49% this fall. That’s right — 49%! As Melissa Korn reports for The … 

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Early Decision I and Early Decision II Are Not Created Equal

Early Decision I and Early Decision II are basically the same thing, right? Wrong. First, let’s start with the most obvious difference. For those schools that offer both Early Decision I and Early Decision II policies (and there aren’t tons of these universities among the highly selective institutions), the Early … 

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5 Reasons Why We Love Families Who First Come to Us After Early Deferrals and Rejections

1. Parents and students who didn’t play their cards right in the Early round and come to us in the aftermath of deferrals and rejections listen. Yes, they listen. They so often heed all of our advice — from which schools to apply to in Regular Decision to how to … 

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Class of 2025 Early Admission Statistics Around the Ivy League

You’ve read that applications were up at the vast majority of our nation’s elite universities this fall. Heck, you’ve read they were up big. But just how much were applications up at the likes of Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University? As … 

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Dartmouth College Class of 2025 Early Decision Statistics

It was another Early Decision cycle at Dartmouth College and it was another sweep for Ivy Coach. In what we would argue is the toughest year in the history of highly selective college admissions with Early applications through the roof at the vast majority of elite universities and a significant … 

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