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A Look Back at Harvard’s Actions Against Antisemitism: Then vs. Now

Harvard has rescinded the acceptances of students for their hateful rhetoric. The school should hold their current students to the same standard.

February 6, 2024

What NOT To Do After Being Waitlisted

Learn ten things never to do after being placed on an elite college's waitlist. Thinking of calling the admissions office? Think again!

February 5, 2024

Deferred vs. Waitlisted: What is the difference?

Wondering the difference between being deferred vs. waitlisted in college admissions? Learn the ins and outs of deferrals and waitlists.

February 5, 2024

A student walks in front of a red-bricked building at Harvard University on a sunny day.

7 Reasons to Stay Away from BS/MD Programs

Each year, students come to Ivy Coach hoping to earn admission to top BS/MD programs. And while we have been quite successful over the years at helping students earn admission to competitive BS/MD programs, we first urge these students to strongly reconsider. That's right. They should strongly reconsider applying to BS/MD programs. Why's that? Where to begin?

February 1, 2024

Meet Mark Sklarow, The Villain of College Admissions

We consider Mark Sklarow, the CEO of the inept Independent Educational Consultants Association, to be the villain of college admissions.

February 1, 2024

A fountain is featured at Harvard College.

10 Wealthy People Who Majored in the Arts

Of course, many more wealthy men and women have majored in the arts and gone on to become highly successful in fields other than the arts. After all, one doesn't need to major in economics or finance to work on Wall Street, just as one doesn't need to major in film to make films or major in art history to run a major gallery.

January 30, 2024

The South Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is featured.

University of North Carolina Waitlist Acceptance Rate

For first-year applicants to UNC who are placed on the waitlist -- either after the Early Action or Regular Decision round (since UNC does not "defer" but instead "waitlists" applicants after both rounds) -- the odds of earning admission to North Carolina's flagship aren't strong.

January 24, 2024

A person exits a red brick building at Columbia University.

Class of 2028 Early Action/Decision Notification Dates

When will the school you applied to in the Early Action/Early Decision round notify you of their decision?

December 13, 2023

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The Postmortem Strategy Session for Deferred or Denied Early Applicants

If your child has received word that they've been deferred or denied admission to their dream school in the Early round of admission to the Class of 2028, take a moment to mourn the decision. And in the next moment, get over it because you simply don't have time to go through the five stages of grief right now. With most Regular Decision applications due on January 1st, you don't have the days to waste.

December 13, 2023

When Do College Decisions Come Out for the Class of 2028?

Find out when college decisions come out for Regular Decision during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Decisions are right around the corner!

December 12, 2023

The Game Plan for Deferred and Denied Students

Did your child receive a deferral or, worse, a denial from their dream Ivy League or other highly selective university in the Early Action / Early Decision round of admissions to the Class of 2028? If so, grieve the decision for a few minutes — and then get over it because you don’t have time to go through all five stages of grief right now. Regular Decision applications are due in just a couple of weeks. The time is now for your child to take corrective actions to avoid making the same mistakes in the Regular Decision round. So what’s the game plan?

December 9, 2023

Dartmouth Hall, with its white bricks and black shutters, sits beyond The Green at Dartmouth College.

Can You Reapply to a College After Being Rejected?

Suppose you receive a rejection at the conclusion of the Early Action/Early Decision cycle. You might wonder if you can re-submit your application in the Regular Decision round in just a few weeks.

December 7, 2023

The Class of 1929 bronze gate is featured at Columbia University.

Should You Take a Gap Year After Being Deferred?

After receiving word of a deferral, some forlorn students who still wish to earn admission to the school that kicked the can down the road on their decision begin to consider their options. Among these deferred students, in our experience at Ivy Coach, there are three types.

December 6, 2023

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How to Get Into a College That Rejected You

Were you rejected by the college or colleges of your dreams? Maybe you received a rejection notification after the Early Action/Early Decision round. Or perhaps you got one or more after the Regular Decision round.

December 6, 2023

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How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest

Deferred in the Early Action/Early Decision round? Waitlisted in Regular Decision? Learn how to write a Letter of Continued Interest.

December 1, 2023

A few of a building with columns at Columbia University beyond a lawn.

Ivy League Regular Decision Application Deadlines

Are you wondering when the Regular Decision deadlines are for the eight Ivy League schools? If so, you've come to the right place!

November 5, 2023

This is a view of Harvard University's Caspersen Student Center from the outside.

What To Do If You Miss the College Application Deadline

If a college application deadline comes and goes and you forget to submit your application in time, is there any recourse? Find out!

November 4, 2023

Students walk in front of Robinson Hall, covered in yellow leaves from a tree out front, at Dartmouth College.

The Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S.

Check out the best college towns and cities across the United States, as ranked by Ivy Coach. Cambridge, Hanover, and others lead the pack.

October 31, 2023

Bicycles are featured on a rack next to a brick building at Harvard University.

Do Colleges Check Applicants’ Social Media?

While admissions officers at America's elite universities can always look at applicants' social media profiles, they rarely do. Learn more!

October 18, 2023

Do Colleges Verify Information on Applications?

Over the admissions cycles that have transpired in the wake of this much-publicized scandal, how exactly have America’s elite universities changed their policies and procedures to flag bad actors?

October 14, 2023


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