College Applicants Should Not Fear Commitment

“My son doesn’t want to apply Early because he’s not ready to commit to any given school.” It’s a statement we hear quite often during free consultations with prospective clients. And it’s a statement that drives us bonkers. As we have long expressed on the pages of our college admissions … 

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Colleges Encouraging Students to Break Binding Commitments

There’s a lawsuit brewing in college admissions and, no, this one has nothing to do with Harvard University. In this latest suit, Mercy College has filed a complaint against Long Island University for using confidential information to poach committed students. As Mercy alleges, LIU hired a former dean of Mercy’s … 

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Binding Early Decision Commitment

There’s a piece up on “US News & World Report” by Alexandra Pannoni entitled “What Happens to Students Who Back Out of Early Decision Offers” that we figured we’d share with our readers. It should first be noted that we have never, in over a quarter of a century of … 

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Announcing Early Action Commitments

Thinking of announcing your Early Action commitment? Or your Early Decision commitment? Think again. We often come across articles about high school athletes announcing their commitment to certain Ivy League schools. For there to be a reputable article online about, say hypothetically, a high school swimmer (trained by Katie Ledecky’s coach!) … 

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Commitment of Early Decision

Afraid to make an Early Decision commitment? Lots of students choose not to apply Early Decision to schools that have Early Decision policies. And why? In our experience, it’s typically because they’re not ready or willing to make a binding commitment to a university. Maybe they need more time. Maybe they’re … 

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Early Decision Commitment

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we encourage our students at Ivy Coach to make an Early Decision commitment by applying to a college with an Early Decision policy, or to apply to a college that offers an Early Action policy. It’s one of … 

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