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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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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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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