Appealing Admissions Decisions

A core objective of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by high school counselors, by private college counselors, by parents, students, the press, and the local sheriff. Today we will debunk a misconception perpetuated by a journalist for US News … 

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Association of American Universities

The Association of American Universities, an organization founded in 1900, is comprised of 65 of of America’s leading research universities. As the Association of American Universities — not to be confused with AAU basketball — details on its website, “AAU’s 65 research universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation. Our … 

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More Test Cancelations in Asia

We previously reported that the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL have been canceled across mainland China for the months of February and March due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. But it seems those won’t be the only upcoming testing cancelations in Asia. Testing sites have also been closed in … 

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High Schools Limiting College Applications

Does your child’s high school limit the number of colleges students can apply to? If so, know that your child’s high school is not the only high school with a policy limiting the number of colleges students can apply to — but also know that this policy isn’t worth the … 

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The Brazen Theft of Our Intellectual Property

At Ivy Coach, we write a whole lot of original, engaging content on highly selective college admissions. As a services business, our intellectual property is our greatest, most unique asset. It’s why we go to extraordinary lengths to protect ourselves from the most significant existential threat to our small family … 

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Yale University Leading Charge to March Madness

We figured we’d check in on the Ivy League men’s basketball standings again since we’re coming upon March Madness. If you’re wondering why we focus on Ivy League men’s basketball on our college admissions blog, it’s because the Ivy League annually sends one representative to the NCAA Tournament and the … 

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Peace Corps College Ranking

Can there ever be too many college rankings? Yes, yes there can be! In any case, the Peace Corps has released their latest ranking of the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing universities across America. For their ranking, as logic would have it, the Peace Corps adds up the number of graduates … 

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DOJ Files Amicus Brief in Support of Appeal of SFFA v. Harvard Ruling

Earlier this month, the group that filed a lawsuit against Harvard University alleging that the school discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process filed an appeal to Justice Allison Burroughs’ ruling in favor of Harvard in the seminal case. The fact that the group, Students for Fair Admissions, … 

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The Impact of Coronavirus on College Admissions

On the heels of the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Americans should prepare for a pandemic in the United States, we figured we’d focus today’s post on the impact of coronavirus on college admissions — because the virus has indeed already left its fingerprints on … 

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