A Call for a Change to the Common Application

We’ve written about this quite a bit over the years. In fact, we wrote about it just yesterday. But maybe it’s deserving of its own blog entirely because we want to see change happen. May this post serve as a call to the Common Application to make a change to … 

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Tailoring College Applications

Taylor. That’s the last name of the family that runs our business. And it’s an appropriate name for a family that helps students earn admission to highly selective colleges across America. Think about it. Taylor. Or should we say…tailor. One of the key reasons why our students at Ivy Coach … 

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Coalition College Application

There are 93 universities across America that have declared their membership with the Coalition for Access & Affordability. Of the 93 colleges that have subscribed to The Coalition’s application, about 40 might be offering this application this year (remember our post from back in April in which we wrote about the … 

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Criminal History on College Application

There’s a piece in “The New York Times” by The Editorial Board entitled “College Applications That Cross a Line” that we figured we’d offer our opinion on. As we expressed about a month ago, we support the United States Department of Education’s stance that colleges not ask applicants about past … 

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A Salute to the Universal College Application

At Ivy Coach, we have long been a champion of the Universal College Application, that little underdog that could. Our Founder, Bev Taylor, even wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” in which she raised the question if The Common Application was restraining trade by financially penalizing universities that didn’t … 

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Arrests and College Application

There is a piece in today’s “New York Times” by Stephanie Saul entitled “Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny” that we figured we’d opine about. After all, that’s what we do on our college admissions blog. The piece focuses on how various universities — both … 

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Common Application Roll Over

High school juniors can now begin working on their Common Applications, not that it’s necessary to start working on it this early. After all, that’s what summer is for. But for this year, accounts created in 2015-2016 will indeed roll over and still work for 2016-2017. So that means the … 

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Common App Glitch

It was brought to our attention that there’s a glitch with the Common App. this admissions cycle. It was so far so good this college admissions cycle (with some notable exceptions!). As regular readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, it wasn’t always the case for Common … 

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College Application Month

President Obama has labeled the month of November to be not Movember (if you see a lot of folks sporting mustaches during the month of November, it is no coincidence) but rather National College Application Month. But President Obama has been President of the United States for several years now and November … 

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