Bev Taylor, Founder of Ivy Coach, has been featured on the pages of “The Yale Daily News,” the newspaper of Yale University. In an article entitled “Number of early applications falls slightly” written by Tyler Foggatt, Bev is quoted as saying that the slight decline in Early applications to Yale University this year was not to be expected. And it’s not a reflection on Yale. It’s a reflection on the fact that the Early deadline was extended last year because of so many issues with the Common Application. This year, the deadline was not extended so without those extra days, fewer students will invariably apply. There are a whole lot of procrastinators across American high schools!
As stated in the piece on Yale Early admissions in “The Yale Daily News,” “Bev Taylor, founder of Ivy Coach, a New York-based college consulting firm, said last year’s early application numbers cannot be compared with this year’s, since many schools were forced to extend their deadlines last winter when the Common Application crashed. Last fall, Yale extended its early action deadline by four days. Taylor added that this year’s early application numbers still saw an increase from the 2012 numbers — the last year Yale had a normal early admissions cycle. ‘I would discount last year, because how can you compare this year’s numbers with last year’s when the deadline was extended by so many days in 2013?” Taylor said. “And now, you’re still seeing a rise in applications from two years ago. I might be concerned if [this year’s numbers] were less than the class of 2017, but the class of 2018 is an anomaly.'”
Do you agree? Do you think that all of the problems with the Common App. last year, which led to extended deadlines at so many highly selective colleges like Yale, led to reduced applications this year at Yale as compared to last year since deadlines weren’t extended this year? Let us know your thoughts on the matter by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.