Social Media Peeping Down in Admissions

Have you been monitoring your child’s social media presence because you’re worried what he posts will hurt his case for admission to highly selective colleges? If so, we support you! You must assume that anything you can see on your child’s social media profile can also be seen by admissions … 

Read More

Princeton Claims 2018 Ivy League Football Title

Princeton University recently claimed the 2018 Ivy League football title outright. Princeton previously claimed a share of the Ivy League title in 2016, 2013, and 2006. This year’s title marked the school’s first outright title since 1995 — in nearly a quarter of a century. Princeton now holds 12 Ivy … 

Read More

The Best College Applicant Ever’s Netflix Turn

We were once asked who we thought was the greatest college applicant ever. It was a silly question of course. It would be easy for us to pick an Olympian or a Google Science Fair winner but — as ridiculously impressive as it may be — there are Olympians who … 

Read More

Cornell’s Admissions Process

Curious what happens to your application once you submit it to Cornell University? Let’s satiate that curiosity once and for all. When an applicant first submits their application to Cornell, it’s sent to the school within Cornell to which the student applied (e.g., College of Arts & Sciences, College of … 

Read More

Stanford GSB Owes An Apology

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made a $1.8 billion donation to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, so that the school could go need-blind in admissions. After we learned of his gift, we dared Johns Hopkins University to show rather than tell, to remove the prompt that reads, “Do you intend … 

Read More

Cornell Should Have Done More in 1967

A couple of years ago, Georgetown University publicly acknowledged the university’s past ties to slavery. In an effort to atone for the sins of its past administrations, the university chose to offer preferential treatment to the descendants of the men, women, and children it enslaved. Universities, particularly ones whose roots … 

Read More

Top Colleges Want Students Who Love Them

Penn asks the question. So does Cornell. Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Yale do, too. The list of highly selective colleges that asks the question goes on and on. So what question is it, you ask? The verbiage may be different depending on the school but the question is the same: … 

Read More

College Interview Season

‘Tis the season for college interviews. Around this time every year, alumni interviewers are emailing, calling, and, yes, texting Early Decision and Early Action applicants to set up their interviews. So if you have an unread voicemail that’s been sitting on your cell phone for the last several days, you … 

Read More

Opportunity to Speak Directly to College Counselor

The first step to working with Ivy Coach is through the free consultation in which we answer questions about our service offerings. During this free initial consultation, prospective clients are paired with the counselor they’d be working with should they subsequently wish to sign up for our services (and should … 

Read More

Johns Hopkins University’s Favorite Son

One of the world’s most prolific benefactors has done it again: he’s given away more of his fortune. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rewarded his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, again. This loyal son of Johns Hopkins has a history of giving back — and giving back big — to the … 

Read More