It’s Ivy League Decision Day, the day when each of the Ancient Eight schools notify applicants of their decisions. To the vast majority of our students who first came to us in the Regular Decision round (since just about all of our students who came to us before the Early Round applied Early and earned admission), they’re not as stressed as one might think today. And why’s that? Well, for starters, many of them have already earned admission to Stanford University, among other schools. Our students who’ve earned admission to Stanford have a major weight off their shoulders. Even if they completely struck out today, we like to tell them: “Who cares!” But they won’t strike out. Not even close. Because many of them are also in receipt of Likely Letters from certain Ivy League colleges, which mean that they will earn admission because they were among the strongest applicants to these schools this Regular Decision admissions cycle.
Ivy Coach Did You Know?: In 2015, more of our students at Ivy Coach earned admission to Stanford University than to any other university. And we had an even stronger year at Stanford this year. And that’s why we secretly roll our eyes when folks ask us if we only help students applying to Ivy League colleges.
Brown University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. Columbia University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. Cornell University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. Dartmouth College will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. Harvard University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. Princeton University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. University of Pennsylvania will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. And Yale University will release decisions at 5 PM EDT today. We have no idea why we just listed each school out individually since all Ivy League schools will be releasing decisions at 5 PM EDT today but we did it anyway. Deal with it.
So on this Ivy League Decision Day, while our fingers and toes are crossed backwards and forwards (if that even makes sense), we’re glad the vast majority of our students aren’t stressing. We congratulate them on the Likely Letters they’ve already received from certain Ivy League colleges. We congratulate them on their admission to schools like Stanford University, Duke University, Northwestern University, University of California – Berkeley, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Tufts University, Wesleyan University, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Bowdoin College, Barnard College, Middlebury College, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, New York University (NYU), Bates College, Oberlin College, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Williams College, Amherst College, Wellesley College, California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech), Vassar College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carleton College, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University, Rice University, Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, University of Southern California (USC), and the list goes on…