The Common Application Takes Action to Address Systemic Racism

We recently saluted The Common Application for taking decisive action to address systemic racism. And what did Common App. do, you ask? The organization that makes the central platform through which the vast majority of college applicants apply to colleges opted to eliminate the prompt that asked applicants to answer … 

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Common App Criminal Question

We’ve written in the past about the controversy surrounding questions pertaining to a student’s criminal record that appear on the Common Application. Many folks believe these questions should be removed, that they unfairly disadvantage college applicants who may have committed a crime in their past but have since sought redemption. … 

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Unethical Common Application Question

The Common Application has intentions to add a question onto their ubiqutous application. The question is proposed to read as follows: “Where else are you applying?” Like many in the college admissions community, we at Ivy Coach believe this question to be preposterous and downright wrong. We’ve read a number … 

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