On Showing Interest in Colleges

A recent Newsweek piece by Jenni Fink entitled “Ignoring Emails From Colleges Could Hurt Students’ Chances At Being Accepted, Admissions Experts Say” focuses on the importance of Demonstrated Interest to our nation’s elite colleges. As one can intuit from the title, the writer makes the case that not opening mass … 

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On Demonstrating Interest to Colleges

Is it important for applicants to demonstrate interest to colleges? You bet it is! Is there a right way and a wrong way to go about demonstrating interest? Yes. Do most applicants — who happen to be aware of the importance of Demonstrated Interest — go about demonstrating their love … 

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The Meaning of Demonstrated Interest in Admissions

Do highly selective colleges care about whether or not students express interest in attending their respective institutions? Yes, without a doubt. But if you listened to admissions officers, well, you might think otherwise. It’s one of the many reasons why one should not take what an admissions officer at a … 

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Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual tours of college are becoming a thing. As colleges across America look for better and more efficient ways to reach out to prospective students to encourage them to apply to and to try to persuade them to attend in the event the students are offered admission, it was only … 

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Importance of Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions

Demonstrated Interest. Perhaps you’ve heard the term as it applies to highly selective college admissions. Demonstrated Interest is the extent to which a college applicant has shown a motivation to attend a given institution if offered admission. You see, highly selective colleges want to admit students who they believe in … 

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Demonstrating Interest in Colleges

Demonstrating interest in colleges matters big time in highly selective college admissions. One of the most common mistakes that students make when applying to highly selective colleges is that they don’t show these colleges they love them. Remember the HBO series, “Tell Me You Love Me”? The title applies to highly … 

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Demonstrated Interest in Colleges

Let’s say that you’re a dashing twenty-something who just went on a date with someone you really like. There were sparks. At least there were on  your side. And you hope they were there on the other side too. They were there. You think they were there. Were they there? Did … 

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Coining Expressions in College Admissions

There are three terms we can think of that we at Ivy Coach have proudly coined in college admissions. Now, these terms seem ubiquitous in the field. Curious to know what those terms are? May we not keep you in suspense any longer. Interest Quotient. It was always called Demonstrated … 

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Demonstrated Interest

One of our readers recently posted a Comment on a blog we wrote about the importance of showing interest in colleges that we figured we’d discuss. The reader wrote, “It’s funny that you mention Emory. We were recently on a visit there and they made it a point to tell … 

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Demonstrating Interest to Colleges

Demonstrating interest to colleges is extremely important. When you’re single and go on a date, expressing too much interest can be a bad thing. You want to play it cool. You don’t want to give away all your cards right away. You want the person you’re on a date with … 

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