IB Exams Canceled Around the World

Wondering if the IB exams would be on for this year, albeit in a modified, take-from-home way? Wonder no more. The IB exams, which were to be held between April 30 and May 22, 2020, have been officially canceled. But unlike with the AP exams which will be modified to … 

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Johns Hopkins Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

Johns Hopkins University has released its Regular Decision notifications. In all, 1,922 students earned Regular Decision admission to Johns Hopkins’ Class of 2024. These 1,922 admits — not all of whom will choose to matriculate of course — join the 682 students who previously earned admission to JHU’s incoming class … 

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Georgetown Releases Admissions Decisions Electronically

There have been SAT/ACT cancelations, AP test modifications, and college tour cancelations. But the novel coronavirus pandemic hasn’t yet led to many super significant, enduring changes yet in the world of highly selective college admissions — except maybe at Georgetown University. Stop the presses. This is utter madness. Georgetown University … 

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MIT Drops SAT Subject Tests

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will no longer consider the submission of SAT Subject Test scores. The school is not just going SAT Subject Tests-optional. As MIT is not a Common Application subscriber, the school will not offer a place on their unique application for applicants to list any SAT … 

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AP Testing in the Age of Coronavirus

If you were worried that AP tests would be canceled this spring, save your worries for other things — like your family’s health and the spiraling economy — because AP tests are on for 2020. The AP tests will, however, be modified since, well, students aren’t exactly in school to … 

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High School Students Should Use This Time as a Reset

There is only so much meditation and only so many pushups one can do during these unscheduled days at home. In lieu of a Netflix binge, we would argue that there is no better time than the present for high school students and their parents to set up a one-hour … 

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SAT and ACT Cancelations

The April ACT administration has been pushed to June, as announced by ACT. The March SAT administration was canceled. The May SAT administration has been canceled. The June SAT administration has not yet been canceled. And AP exams to be administered in May may very well be take-home exams, as … 

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The Time is Now for Virtual Test Prep

For many years, people write in to us at Ivy Coach and ask if they can meet with us to discuss their child’s case for admission. Maybe they’ll say they live nearby to our offices in Manhattan. Or maybe they say they’ll fly in from Dubai. In every instance, whether … 

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Our College Counseling Has Been Virtual For Years

We can’t remember the last time we met with a client in person. We can, however, remember an instance many years ago when a parent and his son came to our offices for an in-person college admissions evaluation. The man was well dressed with the appearance of good hygiene. Oh … 

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MIT Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

It’s Pi Day and, accordingly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released Regular Decision notifications. In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 1,457 students have earned admission to the MIT Class of 2024. These 1,457 students were drawn from a total applicant pool of 20,075. This marks an overall … 

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