What Likely Letters Mean

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Ivy Coach was referenced in “Business Insider.”

What does a Likely Letter mean? Ivy Coach was cited in a piece in “Business Insider” by veteran education reporter Abby Jackson. The piece, entitled “Hundreds of thousands of college admission decisions drop Thursday – and ‘Likely Letters’ are the first wave,” focuses on how many highly selective colleges try to woo their very top applicants in the Regular Decision round of admissions by sending them Likely Letters. Read more >

What A Likely Letter Means

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Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who’ve already received Likely Letters this Regular Decision admissions cycle (photo credit: Chensiyuan).

What does a Likely Letter mean, you ask?

Some of our students have begun receiving what is known in college admissions parlance as Likely Letters. A Likely Letter usually starts with a big congratulations. Read more >

Congrats to Our Ivy Coach Students

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Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who have received Likely Letters to some of America’s most prestigious universities (photo credit: Ad Meskens).

We wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who’ve been receiving Likely Letters from highly selective colleges over the last couple of days and weeks. Read more >

Likely Letters Coming In

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Likely Letters are starting to come in! Congratulations to our students who have received Likely Letters!

Likely Letters are coming in. Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who have been receiving Likely Letters to Ivy League and other highly selective colleges (and who email us…”what does this mean?!”! For those not familiar with Likely Letters, the are emails from colleges to students who stand out as particularly strong in the applicant pool. Read more >

Likely Letters from Admissions

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Ivy Coach is referenced today on the pages of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian, the Director of Ivy Coach, is quoted today on the pages of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. In a piece by Caroline Simon entitled “Likely letters aim to recruit top applicants,” Brian discusses the kinds of students most likely to receive likely letters. Read more >

Receiving Likely Letters

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Our students have been receiving likely letters (photo credit: Gavin Huang).

Some students might be receiving likely letters from highly selective colleges around now. Now remember, plenty of students gain admission to Ivy League and other highly selective colleges without receiving likely letters so don’t stress out if you haven’t gotten one just yet. Read more >

Yale Likely Letters

There was a nice piece on Yale likely letters in “The Yale Daily News” yesterday. In an article entitled “‘Likely letters’ part of Yale admit strategy” written by Kimberly Chow, it’s discussed how instrumental likely letters are in the admissions process at Yale. While the Ivy League universities can’t notify Regular Decision admits of their admissions decisions until the spring, likely letters are a great way to get around this stipulation. Read more >

Penn Admissions

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Penn is one of many highly selective universities that sends out likely letters.

On March 4th, students who applied to the University of Pennsylvania and stood out as exceptional in the pack of applicants received an e-mail communication from the University of Pennsylvania’s Dean of Admissions Eric Furda with a link to a site featuring a video. Read more >

Likely Letters

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Columbia sends out what are known as “likely letters.”

If you get a letter from a college that reads something like this and you’re not sure what this letter is, you’ve just received what is known as a “Likely Letter.”

Dear Tali,

I am writing to inform you that your application to Columbia University has been carefully evaluated and that you have earned designation as a likely candidate for admission to Columbia College. Read more >