A Compelling Letter of Enthusiasm

Was your child deferred today by his or her dream school? If so, we understand that’s disappointing. We understand your world is rocked. Grieve for an hour. Maybe two. But not three. After three hours, it’s time to start getting proactive. It’s time to start fixing many of the mistakes … 

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Emory University Class of 2024 Early Decision I Statistics

Emory University has released its notifications for the Early Decision I round of the Class of 2024. In all, 1,812 students applied under Emory’s binding Early Decision I policy — to either Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, or both. The 1,812 applicants was a bit down from … 

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What To Do If You’re Deferred or Denied

At this time every year, our email inbox at Ivy Coach is on fire. The emails tend not to be from the students we’ve been working with through the years. And why? Because, in our experience, our seniors and/or their parents tend to call us when they learn of their … 

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2020 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

‘Tis the season. Wondering when a given university will be releasing Early Decision or Early Action notifications? If so, wonder no more. While if you applied Early Decision or Early Action, you probably already have the notification date circled in red pen on your calendar — if indeed you still … 

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Top 10 Ridiculous Things Parents Say After College Deferrals or Rejections

As many students learn of their Early Action / Early Decision admissions decisions over the coming days, we figured we’d share with our readers the top ten most ludicrous lines we hear the parents of students who were deferred or denied admission in the Early round say. To be clear, … 

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Pomona Class of 2024 Early Decision Results

Pomona College, the elite private liberal arts school in Claremont, California, released its admissions decisions for the Early Action round on December 6th. In all, 120 students — or students Pomona’s admissions office deems “the early birds” earned admission to Pomona College through the school’s binding Early Decision program. And … 

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UVA Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

The University of Virginia, one of our nation’s most elite public universities, today admitted 35% of Early Decision applicants. As we previously reported, 2,157 students applied under UVA’s binding Early Decision policy, a policy that was reinstated this cycle for the first time since 2006. Of the 2,157 applicants, 749 … 

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Bowdoin College Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Bowdoin College received 820 Early Decision I applications to its Class of 2024. During a year in which Early Decision applications are down at a host of universities, Bowdoin set a new benchmark with applications this cycle. In fact, the ED I application tally was up 12.5% from the ED … 

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UVA Class of 2024 Early Action Applications

The University of Virginia has received more Early Action applications to its Class of 2024 than in any year prior. This year also marks the ninth year in a row that the Early Action applications have risen at Virginia. In total, 25,063 students submitted non-binding Early Action applications to the … 

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University of Virginia Class of 2024 Early Applications

The University of Virginia received 2,157 Early Decision applications to its Class of 2024. As we previously reported, UVA reinstated an Early Decision policy this year to go along with its Early Action policy. The 2,157 students are only students who applied under the university’s binding Early admissions policy. It … 

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