5 Lies Perpetuated by College Admissions Officers

It’s a refrain we’ve heard so many times before: “But an admissions officer said so.” Oh? If an admissions officer said so, then it must be true? No. If p, then not necessarily q. You see, admissions officers — even at our nation’s most elite universities — tell untruths. Sometimes … 

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The Importance of Ignoring Much of What Admissions Officers Say

One of the most common refrains we hear from students and parents goes something likes this: “But an admissions officer said so!” We nod…for quite a while. And we watch, silently. We watch as the parent and student come to the realization themselves that what the admissions officer said doesn’t … 

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Why Admissions Officers Often Don’t Tell It Like It Is

There’s a common refrain we’ve heard from high school students and particularly their parents over the years. It goes something like, “But that’s what the admissions officer told us.” We know. College admissions officers at highly selective schools say many things. Some of these things are true and some of … 

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How to Wow College Admissions Officers

There’s a piece in “Money” by Kim Clark entitled “How to Wow College Admissions Officers” that we figured we’d share with our readers. Now of course, we at Ivy Coach have many ways we help our students wow college admissions officers at our nation’s most elite universities but this particular … 

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Admissions Officers at Highly Selective Colleges

There’s an editorial on “Real Clear Politics” authored by Michael Barone entitled “Cheating Is Rife in Colleges — by Admissions Officers.” Mr. Barone believes that the most intellectually dishonest profession around is being an admissions officer at a highly selective college or university. We don’t agree with Mr. Barone but … 

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College Admissions Officers

College admissions officers have quite a lot of power. These are the folks who are reading your college essays, who are reviewing your high school grades and test scores. These are the folks who will either laugh at your possibly off-color joke or will hate it so much that it … 

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College Admissions Officer

If you are a current or former college admissions officer at a highly selective university, we’re interested to hear from you as we’re hiring at Ivy Coach. Maybe you worked at Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Penn, Cornell, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Caltech, Amherst, Williams, … 

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