College Admissions and Talent

In a previous post on talented college applicants, we wrote about how college admissions counselors are in search of talented students to form a well rounded class. They’re not in search of well rounded students to form a somewhat talented class of students who are fairly decent at a number … 

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Talented College Applicants

Recently, we were at an alumni event for Dartmouth College where Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim addressed a packed hall. During the question and answer session that followed Kim’s speech about Dartmouth, an alumnus questioned why so many wonderful students who attended the high school at which he taught didn’t … 

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Community Service as a Factor in Admissions

Hi Ivy Coach, My name is Hannah Sentenac, and I’m with FoxNews.com. I am currently working on a story about student volunteering and a part of the story is how participation in such activities factors into college admissions decisions, especially for the top colleges. Below I’ve posted the questions I … 

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Expensive Summer Programs

Back in the nineteenth century, French novelist Alphonse Karr was quoted as saying: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” We couldn’t help but think of this quote as we read “Pricey summer programs raise fairness … 

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