Common Application Roll Over

High school juniors can now begin working on their Common Applications, not that it’s necessary to start working on it this early. After all, that’s what summer is for. But for this year, accounts created in 2015-2016 will indeed roll over and still work for 2016-2017. So that means the … 

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Common App Glitch

It was brought to our attention that there’s a glitch with the Common App. this admissions cycle. It was so far so good this college admissions cycle (with some notable exceptions!). As regular readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, it wasn’t always the case for Common … 

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Common Application Malfunctions

For years, The Common Application has been the main show in town. They haven’t had a whole lot of competition, although the Universal College Application has put up some fight (and we’ve cheered them on as much as we can!). But with the Coalition for Access on the horizon, a coalition … 

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Common Application Fix

We’ve called on the Common Application to make changes in the past. Sometimes they listen. Sometimes they don’t. A couple of years ago, Ivy Coach was quite their outspoken critic when there were so many glitches with the platform — so much so that many universities were forced to extend their application … 

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New Alternative to Common Application

Yesterday, we wrote about the new Coalition for Access. Today, we are quoted on the pages of Yale University’s newspaper, “The Yale Daily News,” on this new coalition of universities. This Coalition for Access is a bit convoluted if you ask us. The proposal suggests there will be much more … 

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In Support of the Universal College Application

Bev Taylor, Founder of Ivy Coach, was recently featured in an article of Brown University’s “Brown Daily Herald” on the topic of the Universal College Application. If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that Ivy Coach has been quite critical of the Common Application over … 

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Shame on Common App

As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), we often read interesting emails that are posted to the NACAC listserve. So too do thousands of others who are admissions officers, school counselors, independent / private college counselors, and journalists. In a posting yesterday, an independent counselor, … 

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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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Common App Shakeup

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we’ve been very tough on the Common Application this year, even questioning whether or not the company is restraining trade. We can’t think of a year in which the company has made more mistakes and experienced more … 

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Common App

Yes, we’re all about writing about the Common App. this week! Our Founder, Bev Taylor, has an article up today on “The Huffington Post” entitled “The Common Application: A Violation of Restraint of Trade?” that we wanted to share with our readers. In the past, we’ve written about how some … 

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