The Power of the Postmortem Evaluation

A parent, who is not our client, recently wrote in saying, “My son, who was recently deferred, has already completed all of his other applications. So we don’t really need a postmortem service on the early school to apply for RD at other schools. We really just need help on the … 

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Early Decision / Early Action Notifications Are Coming

Around this time next week, students will begin learning of their Early Decision / Early Action admissions decisions. They say that Christmas is the favorite time of year but for us at Ivy Coach, well, Christmas annually comes early. Since all of our students wisely apply Early Decision / Early … 

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Veterans in the Transfer Admissions Round

On this day of the memorial to World War II naval aviator and former President George H.W. Bush, we’d like to remind our readers who happen to be veterans of America’s military that we begin working with select veterans on a pro bono basis beginning in the first few days … 

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Why Top Colleges Like Transfer Students

Why do highly selective colleges endeavor to admit a round of transfer admits each and every year? It’s simple. Transfer students often significantly contribute to a university’s diversity. You see, in the transfer round, college admissions officers at our nation’s most elite schools are able to offer admission to students … 

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Class of 2023 Early Decision / Early Action Notification Dates

Since it’s now December, we figured we’d update our readers with anticipated Early Decision / Early Action notification dates. Around the close of not this week but next week, many of America’s most highly selective colleges will be releasing their Early Decision / Early Action decisions. While the Ivy League … 

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Connections with Admissions Officers

One question we’re occasionally asked by prospective clients goes something like this: “Do you have connections with admissions officers that can help improve my child’s case for admission?” Our answer is a categorical no. And if any private college counselor should suggest to you that he or she has connections … 

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Penn Class of 2023 Early Decision Pool

Last year, 6,731 students applied to the University of Pennsylvania in the Early Decision round. So how do this year’s figures stack up? 6,746 students applied under Penn’s binding Early Decision policy this fall in the hope of earning admission to its Class of 2023. This marks a 0.22% increase … 

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T.M. Landry College Preparatory School Scandal

There’s nothing like a good pull oneself up by the bootstraps story. When a student who lacked every advantage in life earns admission to an Ivy League school and comes to realize he just might be able to change his life’s narrative, there is joy. And it’s not just his … 

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Yale Deleted Its Evaluative Comments on Applications

Before 52 American citizens and diplomats were taken prisoner in the Iran hostage crisis, a treasure trove of papers containing sensitive information were shredded by the Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. After all, these documents contained information important to America’s national security and these American patriots didn’t want … 

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The SAT or ACT in Admissions

As more and more colleges drop the SAT or ACT as a requirement for admission — with the University of Chicago’s decision to drop the requirement being the most high profile of the bunch — a university president has spoken out on why his school won’t be dropping the requirement … 

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