Coalition College Application

There are 93 universities across America that have declared their membership with the Coalition for Access & Affordability. Of the 93 colleges that have subscribed to The Coalition’s application, about 40 might be offering this application this year (remember our post from back in April in which we wrote about the … 

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A Salute to the Universal College Application

At Ivy Coach, we have long been a champion of the Universal College Application, that little underdog that could. Our Founder, Bev Taylor, even wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” in which she raised the question if The Common Application was restraining trade by financially penalizing universities that didn’t … 

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College Application Time for Rising Seniors

“The time has come, the time is now. Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now?” No, we’re not quoting Dr. Seuss, a former Dartmouth student, because it was recently announced that the celebrate author will posthumously publish a book, one unearthed from a book found in a box. A … 

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Universal College App is Live

The Universal College App is live! Students applying as incoming freshman as well as transfers for the fall of 2015 can begin applying through the Universal College Application. The Universal College Application serves over forty colleges throughout the United States and this includes ten new institutions. Among these colleges are: Brandeis … 

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Colleges Join Universal College Application

As you may remember from this past admissions cycle, Ivy Coach was highly critical of all the flubs by the makers of The Common Application. We pointed these mistakes out one by one and we even went so far as to question whether or not The Common Application was potentially … 

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College Application

The makers of The Common Application, the college application used by just about every high school student who applies to universities, debated whether or not to include a question about applicants’ sexual orientation this year. Sexual orientation is certainly a hot topic in the world of college admissions. The makers … 

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Completing the Common Application

Colleges that subscribe to the Common Application are on the rise…again. So next year, expect the most competitive college admissions class ever with more college applications than ever before! Only we know that this isn’t really the case. Next year’s admissions class will not be significantly more competitive than the … 

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Plagiarized College Essays

What do Vice President Joe Biden, poet T. S. Eliot, and historian Stephen Ambrose all have in common? They have all at some point been accused of plagiarism. While Eliot’s plagiarism would be discovered posthumously, both Biden and Ambrose would live to regret their lapses in judgment. The consequences of … 

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