Early Decision I and Early Decision II Are Not Created Equal

Early Decision I and Early Decision II are basically the same thing, right? Wrong. First, let’s start with the most obvious difference. For those schools that offer both Early Decision I and Early Decision II policies (and there aren’t tons of these universities among the highly selective institutions), the Early … 

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The Glitches of The Common Application

Over the years, we’ve chided The Common Application for their technical glitches, for asking a question that at times disadvantaged underrepresented minorities, and a whole host of other issues. Well, we’re not done yet. Today, we wish to scold them for, yes, more technical glitches. After all these years, you’d … 

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Dartmouth Women’s Swimming Kicks Back

The Dartmouth College women’s swimming and diving team will not go silently into the night. As our readers may remember, Dartmouth eliminated several varsity teams in the spring — including the men’s and women’s swimming and divings teams, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing. But the Dartmouth swimming … 

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5 Reasons Why We Love Families Who First Come to Us After Early Deferrals and Rejections

1. Parents and students who didn’t play their cards right in the Early round and come to us in the aftermath of deferrals and rejections listen. Yes, they listen. They so often heed all of our advice — from which schools to apply to in Regular Decision to how to … 

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Class of 2025 Early Admission Statistics Around the Ivy League

You’ve read that applications were up at the vast majority of our nation’s elite universities this fall. Heck, you’ve read they were up big. But just how much were applications up at the likes of Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University? As … 

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Video Prompts on College Applications

Equity isn’t just a buzzword in elite college admissions. It’s the name of the game — as, of course, it should be. “Need-blind” admissions policies (and, yes, we put the term in quotations). “Test-optional” admissions policies (yes, the quotations were intentional again). Boasts about the percentage of students who will … 

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Dartmouth College Class of 2025 Early Decision Statistics

It was another Early Decision cycle at Dartmouth College and it was another sweep for Ivy Coach. In what we would argue is the toughest year in the history of highly selective college admissions with Early applications through the roof at the vast majority of elite universities and a significant … 

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The Why College Essay Is a Date

It’s a question on so many elite college application supplements: “Why do you wish to go here?” Sometimes the question is longwinded. Sometimes the question is just two words. But no matter how it’s phrased, make no mistake, the school is trying to gauge if the applicant has actually done … 

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2025 Early Decision Admissions Statistics

Last year, every single one of Ivy Coach’s students who completed applications with us and applied Early Decision earned admission. This included a perfect sweep of the eight Ivy League schools, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Northwestern, and more. This year, unlike last year, we cannot report a streak of perfection across … 

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Cornell University Class of 2025 Early Decision Statistics

Cornell University has not yet reported its Early Decision admissions figures for the Class of 2025. And why not? Because back in March, Cornell announced that they would not be releasing admissions statistics when notifications go out in December for the Early Decision round and March for the Regular Decision … 

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