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On Demonstrating Interest to Colleges

Most elite universities measure Demonstrated Interest or a student's likelihood of attending if offered admission. Learn about DI!

October 11, 2023

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What Is A Reach School?

Wondering what a reach school means in elite college admissions? There are three types of schools: reaches, matches, and safeties. Learn more!

October 7, 2023

What GPA Do I Need to Get into NYU?

Learn about NYU's GPA requirements. While a top GPA is never enough to get into NYU, check out the breakdown of GPAs for recent classes.

October 2, 2023

How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Learn some tips from Ivy Coach on how to stand out from other college applicants in the highly selective admissions process!

September 30, 2023

How to Impress College Admissions Officers

Learn the ins and outs of how to impress college admissions officers at America's highly selective universities.

September 30, 2023

College Essay Plagiarism and the Use of A.I.

Students should avoid using AI when writing their college essays. Their essays will turn out formulaic, and AI detection software exists.

September 29, 2023

Questions to Ask Admissions Officers on High School Visits

When admissions officers visit high schools, it's an opportunity for students to ask insightful questions and present themselves positively.

September 28, 2023

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Top 3 Mistakes Students Make on The Common Application Essay

It's not good to be repetitious unless you are doing it for a powerful effect...and that's rarely the case in college admission essays.

September 23, 2023

Race in College Admissions Post Affirmative Action

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling outlawing Affirmative Action, how students present their race on their applications will be an art.

September 7, 2023

Reasons Why Colleges Revoke Offers of Admission

Every offer of admission from a highly selective university is conditional. Offers of admission can be revoked!

August 18, 2023

Which Honors to List for Elite College Admissions

Many students struggle with which honors to include and which to omit in the honors section of The Common Application. Learn some tips!

August 15, 2023

How to Internally Transfer at UPenn to Wharton

Learn the ins and outs of the University of Pennsylvania's internal transfer process to The Wharton School.

July 31, 2023

How to Navigate College Admissions with Twins

If you're the parent of twins, learn how to approach elite college admissions so that both of your children stand out in the process.

July 28, 2023

Haven’t Received Your College Decision Email Yet? Check Your Spam Folder.

It's important to check your spam folder during the college admissions process. An important email from the college of your dreams might be there!

July 27, 2023

Is Stanford an Ivy League School?

While Stanford University is one of America's most prestigious educational institutions, it is not a member of the Ivy League. Learn more!

July 25, 2023

Different Criteria When Researching Which College to Choose

Many students overemphasize college majors and location when deciding on a college list. It's an ill-advised strategy. Learn why!

July 20, 2023

Why Do Top Colleges Use Legacy Admissions?

After the Supreme Court outlawed Affirmative Action, America's elite colleges can no longer continue to justify legacy admissions.

July 19, 2023

The Impact of Influential Letters of Recommendation in College Admissions

Many believe that securing a college letter of recommendation from an influential person will help big time. That's often not the case.

July 18, 2023

When Do College Applications Open in 2023?

Find out when The Common Application and The Coalition Application will go live for the 2023-2024 college admissions cycle!

July 14, 2023

Which College Has the Lowest Acceptance Rate?

Curious which of America's universities boasts the lowest acceptance rate? Right now, the answer is Harvard but it could soon be Caltech.

July 12, 2023


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