The Year in College Admissions

It’s only August but there’s a piece in today’s New York Times penned by Dana Goldstein that reflects on the year that was in college admissions. Goldstein’s piece, aptly titled “Reporting on a Very Bad Year for the College Admissions Industry,” recounts some of the major scandals in college admissions … 

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Ivy Coach on Nightline

Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor was featured on ABC News’ Nightline discussing the SAT / ACT cheating and college athletic bribery scandal. Check it out. And while you’re here, feel free to hear our comments about this admissions scandal offered to: “The Huffington Post,” “The Atlantic,” “The New York Times,” or … 

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The Heroes and Villains of College Admissions

We’ve been writing about the highly selective college admissions process for many years on the pages of our blog. Can you imagine writing about college admissions every day for years and years on end? Even on Yom Kippur and Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween? It’s quite the undertaking but nonetheless it’s … 

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A Puppy Trainer Who May As Well Have Been Discussing College Admissions

And now for a little inside baseball. We were at a puppy play session the other day and the woman overseeing the play time happened to be one of the most renowned puppy trainers in the nation if not the world. We came to realize this by reading about her … 

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Lamenting Problems in College Admissions Without Proposing Solutions Is Pointless

The highly selective college admissions process is not perfect — far from it. Some students who are deserving of admission to a given institution don’t get in while students who are seemingly less deserving earn admission. We know, we know. Tell us something we don’t know, Ivy Coach! A piece … 

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College Admissions Help

Are you seeking out college admissions help? We’re sometimes asked why students and parents should seek out college admissions help from outside of public or private high school college counseling offices. It’s a question we used to hear more back in the relatively nascent days of the private college counseling … 

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College Admissions and the Imitators

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. If such is the case, a number of private college counselors across America and around the world sure have been flattering Ivy Coach a bunch over the years. And by flattering us, what we mean is…they’ve been copying us. Indeed … 

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Where You Go To College Matters

A piece up on “The Huffington Post” by Nelson Cheng discusses how in certain parts of the country, like the City of Angels, where you went to college doesn’t matter as much as some folks may think. And, while it may surprise our readers, we both agree and disagree with … 

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College Admissions and Morning Shows

Here’s an interesting story for our readers. A producer for Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act,” the network’s morning infotainment show, reached out to us inquiring about appearing on their show for a segment on college admissions. As we’re featured in the national and world press regularly (hey, we’re a company and … 

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College Admissions and the Presidency

We have absolutely nothing to write about today. After all, we write about college admissions every single day of the week including on weekends and holidays (even on Christmas and Yom Kippur!) so sometimes, we simply run out of things to say. But wait, we thought of something. Someone recently … 

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