The Secret Sauce of Ivy Coach’s Letters of Enthusiasm

If your child was deferred from a highly selective university in the Early Action / Early Decision round, doing nothing is an unlikely strategy to earn admission to this same university in the Regular Decision round. Likewise, throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks is as unlikely a … 

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A Compelling Letter of Enthusiasm

Was your child deferred today by his or her dream school? If so, we understand that’s disappointing. We understand your world is rocked. Grieve for an hour. Maybe two. But not three. After three hours, it’s time to start getting proactive. It’s time to start fixing many of the mistakes … 

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How to Approach a Letter of Enthusiasm

When most students are deferred in the Early Decision / Early Action round, they make two fundamental errors. So what are these errors, you ask? Well, let’s spill some tea for our readers. The first error hurts their case for admission to the university that deferred their admission in the … 

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The Power of a Great Letter of Enthusiasm

At this time every year, students and their parents whom we haven’t previously worked with come to us after being deferred in the Early Decision / Early Action round. They come to us in the hope of improving their chances of admission to the school that deferred their admission to … 

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Submitting Letters of Enthusiasm

Some students and parents have been writing to us of late stating that the schools to which they applied Early specifically said — more or less — that they didn’t want to hear from deferred applicants. They’re a bit confused because we suggest submitting Letters of Enthusiasm to universities that … 

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A Note on Letters of Enthusiasm

We sometimes get emails from parents who come to us not only after their child was deferred admission to their Early Decision or Early Action college but around now, after they’ve already sent out all of their Regular Decision applications. They’re inquiring about the Letter of Enthusiasm because they’ve read about … 

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Write Your Letter of Enthusiasm

If you were deferred in the Early Action or Early Decision round to a highly selective college, you might still be holding out hope that you’ll gain admission to your dream school in the Regular Decision round. And for the vast majority of deferred applicants, this hope is false hope. … 

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