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Are Extracurriculars Important for Getting Into Colleges?

Elite universities seek singularly talented students, not well-rounded ones. Learn about the importance of extracurricular activities!

April 24, 2023

A Favorite Son of Georgetown

John Thompson Jr., Former Georgetown University Basketball Coach, Died Today. Thompson Helped Make Georgetown What It Is Today.

August 30, 2020

Swimming Adds Diversity to Colleges

LGBTQ Representation In The Sport Of Swimming Has Historically Been Strong. The Sport Could Stand To Embrace Its LGBTQ Athletes. Learn More!

July 19, 2020

UPenn Will Not Cut Varsity Sports

As Dartmouth College, Stanford University, And Brown University Cut Varsity Athletic Teams, UPenn Has Vowed To Keep All Their Teams.

July 16, 2020

Stanford and Dartmouth Among Schools to Cut Varsity Teams

Stanford University And Dartmouth College Recently Announced The Elimination Of Certain Varsity Athletic Teams. Learn More About The Cuts.

July 9, 2020

Brown Drops Some Varsity Teams

Brown University Has Eliminated Some Of Its Varsity Sports. Learn More About Brown's Cost-Cutting Decision Made During This Pandemic!

June 15, 2020

Mission Trips, College Mission Trips, High School Mission Trips

Mission Trips and College Admission

Ivy Coach is all about students working at Starbucks and we're totally against the notion of mission trips. Does this surprise you?

August 18, 2016

Work Experience in College Admission, College Admission Work Experience, Colleges and Working Experience

Work Experience in College Admissions

Admissions officers at the most highly selective colleges across America sure do value work experience. They really do.

July 25, 2016

College Summer Enrichment Programs

College summer enrichment programs are typically a waste of mom and dad's resources. Attending these programs can even hurt one's chances for admission.

July 28, 2015

Wharton LBW Program

Will Wharton Summer Programs Help You Get Accepted? Learn Why We Advise Against Wharton’s LBW Summer Program & Summer Enrichment Programs.

June 12, 2015

Well-Rounded College Applicants

Well-rounded college applicants are not what highly selective colleges like the Ivy League colleges seek. They want singularly talented applicants.

June 4, 2015

Electives and Ivy League Admission

Ivy Coach is featured in "The New York Observer" today in a piece entitled "Can Video Game Classes Get Kids Into College?" written by Helaina Hovitz.

February 1, 2014

Summer College Enrichment Programs

Summer college enrichment programs are essentially a waste of one's time and money. You heard it here first.

August 1, 2013

College Summer Programs

There was an article in "Bloomberg" recently that discusses the price parents will pay to send their children to expensive college summer programs.

July 18, 2013

Summer and College Admission, Summers and University Admission, Summer Plans and Ivy League

Summer Activities and College Admission

Summer activities matter for highly selective college admission. And fancy-pants activities just aren't necessary. They can even hurt your candidacy.

May 23, 2013

Community Service and Admissions

Many folks believe that performing community service is essential in order to gain admission to highly selective colleges. These folks are wrong.

May 22, 2013

Community Service and College Admission

Community service and college admission don't have to go hand in hand. Working in a soup kitchen is not a prerequisite to getting in.

June 25, 2012

College Swim Recruiting, University Swimming Recruiting, Ivy League Swimming Recruiting, College Swimmer Recruiting

College Swimming Recruiting

In college swimming recruiting, you best be honest about your times. It is so very easy to verify them online! And it's only right!

June 21, 2012

College Athlete Recruiting, College Recruiting, Athletic Recruiting, University Athletic Recruiting, Ivy League Athletic Recruiting

College Athletic Recruiting

One of the advantages of being a runner in the college athletic recruiting process is that applicants tend to know where they stand.

June 14, 2012

Work and College Admissions

Work and college admissions success are not inversely related. And, yes, we're talking about work as in employment.

May 13, 2012


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