Defending Early Decision Policies

There he goes again. In a tirade in The New York Times entitled “Merit Aid (or Lack Thereof) Makes Early Decision Ever Murkier,” Ron Lieber writes “Early decision isn’t binding, and Northeastern should say so on its website, using those same italics that are already there. (It is indeed as … 

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Debunking 5 Falsehoods Presented in a Piece on Early Decision Admissions

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by high school counselors, by admissions officers, by private college consultants, and more. On about a monthly basis, one such high school counselor, Brennan Barnard, presents … 

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Certainty and Applying Early Decision

There’s a piece in “Forbes” by Troy Onink entitled “College Admissions: Answers From Prep School Pros” that we figured we’d discuss on the pages of our college admissions blog. A college counselor at a preparatory school is asked about when students should or should not apply Early Decision or Early Action. … 

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Early Admission

Ivy Coach was featured in an article of “The Yale Daily News” a couple of days ago. Entitled “Early programs not created equal,” the piece, written by Rishabh Bhandari, the piece focuses on the difference between Early Decision programs and Early Action programs (including Single Choice Early Action programs). According … 

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Admissions Decisions

When you receive your admissions decisions, say “thank you” to your guidance counselor, teachers, and everyone else who helped you.

Early Decision Deadline

The Early Decision deadline is fast approaching. Read over your essays in this final week.

Early Decision Admission

The Early Decision admission deadline is almost upon us. Read over your essays for typos!

Early Decision Admissions

Check out Ivy Coach in an article published today in “US News & World Report” on the topic of Early Decision and Early Action policies.