College Admissions Movie

There is a provocative documentary that is building grassroots support across the nation called “Race to Nowhere.” Directed by Vicki Abeles, the film chronicles the high pressure that high school students are under to succeed and gain admission to the college of their choice. It also delves into the prevalence … 

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Deciding on Colleges

For months, you have waited anxiously to hear back from the colleges to which you applied. Was your application strong enough? Were your grades and SAT / ACT scores high enough? Did your teachers write you powerful letters of recommendation? Did you stand out from the enormous applicant pool? All … 

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Ivy League Workers

A study put out by Rasmussen finds that only 3% of persons polled found that Ivy League graduates make better workers. According to Rasmussen Reports, the study specifically finds: “79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.” We at Ivy Coach call big … 

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College Applications

There is an article in today’s “Los Angeles Times” that discusses how high school seniors are applying to more colleges than ever before. It must have been a slow news day with all of the rain in LA as this is not a new trend in college admissions. Rather, it’s … 

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College Admissions Glitch

The University of Delaware made a major error this past Friday when the admissions office accidentally sent out acceptance decisions to 61 applicants. It was not Delaware’s intention to admit these applicants and after the weekend they were informed of the true decision. Writes Ellen Tumposky in an “ABC News” … 

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College Athletics

March Madness Impacts Admissions Statistics. Tomorrow, the NCAA Tournament begins and so we thought it would be nice to share with you a story about how one team’s Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament impacted the university. While this particular school is not a highly selective college where we typically … 

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College Interviews

The college interview by an alum or an admissions officer is an opportunity for the university to which you are applying to get to know you. Regularly on our blogs and newsletters, we discuss the questions that are typically posed, what would be considered positive and negative responses, and how … 

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Harvard Admissions

There is an editorial in today’s “Boston Globe” that the return of Early Action to Harvard makes the admissions process more equitable: “The admissions advantage for athletes has been a source of contention at Harvard for decades. A situation in which athletes get an early word, but few other applicants … 

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