Ending the Legacy Advantage

The Editorial Board of The New York Times recently penned a piece calling for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to legacies in the college admission process. As we’ve long championed ending legacy admissions, we sure did like the editorial — and particularly because the editorial board … 

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Preferential Treatment of Legacy Applicants

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know where we at Ivy Coach stand on the issue of legacy admission: we have called for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to the children and grandchildren of a school’s alumni base. For years from … 

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The Advantage of Legacies

There is an article up on “The Huffington Post” by Luke Zarzecki, Whitney Young, and Morgan DiVittorio entitled “Do Legacy Students Gets a Leg Up in College Admissions?” No need to read the article. The answer, as the loyal readers of our college admissions blog know, is yes. Duh. Is … 

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