Echoes of a Call to End Legacy Admission

From atop our soapbox in college admissions, we at Ivy Coach have been calling for an end to the practice of colleges offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni — a practice known as legacy admission — for many years. We’ve denounced the practice for many reasons over the … 

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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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Legacy Admission and Tax Law

What do legacy admission and tax law have to do with each other you ask? We’ve written about legacy admission being a violation of tax law before but “Salon” now has an article on the topic so we figured we’d touch on it once more. In an article entitled “The 1 percent’s … 

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Legacy Applicants

There is a book that has come out this year featuring a compilation of research articles by scholars and journalists on the topic of legacy admission to colleges. The book is entitled Affirmative Action for the Rich and this title fittingly reflects the author’s, Richard Kahlenberg’s, viewpoint on the subject. … 

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