High School Extracurriculars Are Like Vegetables

It’s the start of the New Year, which means a new turn at trying to stick to resolutions. At Ivy Coach, we wish to propose one such resolution for high school students: eat more of the right types of vegetables. Our local market sells 50+ different types of vegetables by … 

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Activities Flaunting Wealth in College Admissions

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to dispel misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process. And that’s precisely what we intend to do right now. There’s a piece up on “WBUR” by Fred Thys entitled “Kinder College? Some Schools Are Striving To Make Applying Less … 

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Expensive Summer Programs

Back in the nineteenth century, French novelist Alphonse Karr was quoted as saying: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” We couldn’t help but think of this quote as we read “Pricey summer programs raise fairness … 

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Extracurricular Activities

While colleges look for the student’s depth as well as breadth of involvement, extracurricular activities should be great fun but they should also be activities about which the student is passionate. When listing extracurricular involvements on a chart of the college application, there is room for the description of the … 

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