The Stars and College Admissions

Every year, we tell many of our students at Ivy Coach — after they’ve completed their applications and done all they can to give themselves the best possible shot for admission to their dream school(s) — to “find the nearest star and make a wish upon it.” And our students … 

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Relax As Admissions Decisions Roll In

For those high school seniors who are currently freaking out because a couple of their classmates have received Likely Letters to schools like, say, Brown and Columbia, stop freaking out. Have some of our students received Likely Letters to Brown and Columbia? You bet. And some of our students have received offers … 

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Thick College Envelopes

Students used to find out their admissions decisions in the mail. They’d look outside the window every three minutes to see if the flag was up on the mailbox. Or they’d run to the post office to see if they could intercept the letter from Princeton. Or maybe they’d flag … 

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University Admissions Decisions

Don’t forget as you receive word of your university admissions decisions to learn your fate alone. Alone as in with nobody else around. It’s not a good idea to surround yourself with friends when you read the email that will tell you whether or not you’ve been admitted to the college … 

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College Admission Decisions

Harvard admissions officers tipped students off via a phone call that they’d be receiving Likely Letters.

Admissions Decisions

When you receive your admissions decisions, say “thank you” to your guidance counselor, teachers, and everyone else who helped you.

College Admissions Decision

If your guidance counselor is smiling at you today, it might be because she knows something about your college admissions decision. Find out how.

College Acceptances

Don’t wear the hoodie of your future college the day you get your college acceptance. That’s not cool. Not everyone at your school got admitted.

College Decisions

Syracuse University’s Newhouse School came out with a clever strategy this year to disincline students from changing their college decisions.

College Admissions Decisions

College admissions decisions are often influenced by expressed interest. Campus newspapers can prove a valuable resource.