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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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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Early Admissions Notification

When students apply for Regular admissions, the deadline is typically January 1st and the decision letters are generally received during the first week of April. While many of Ivy Coach students were accepted in the Early Decision round, some students only applied Regular Decision and so for them the waiting … 

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Deciding on the College to Attend

You have been through the stressful and at times grueling application process. Once your applications were mailed, you began the long waiting period for admissions decisions but now the decisions are up to you. You have received multiple offers of admissions, you are excited about many of them, and you … 

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Princeton and Early Decision

There’s an interesting article posted February 8, 2007 on “News@Princeton” by Cass Cliatt: “Princeton sets third consecutive applications record.” In Princeton University’s last Early Decision class, (at least for right now), another new record has been set. Applications are up from last year 2 percent in Early Decision and 9% … 

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Electronic Searches vs. The College Counselor

Dear Ivy Coach, I am writing an article for “The New York Times” on the growing number of companies that offer search engines to help high school students come up with a list of potential colleges. Many are set up as kind of electronic guidance counselors. Princeton Review, for instance, … 

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