We Don’t Ask Admissions Officers What They Want

We’re sometimes asked by prospective clients, “How do you know what admissions officers want? Do you ask them? Do you interface with admissions officers?” The entire line of inquiry is rather annoying because of course we don’t interface with active admissions officers — nor should any good private college counselor. … 

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Admissions Officers Want to Root for Applicants

Twenty-four admissions czars, among them two of the heroes of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog (Angel Perez of Trinity College and Eric Furda of the University of Pennsylvania — both of whom are typically quite forthright) recently penned an opinion piece for Inside Higher Ed addressed to college-bound students and … 

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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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