Colleges Discriminate Based on Profiles

We have long argued on the pages of our college admissions blog and in the press that Asian Americans face unjust discrimination in the college admissions process. And we have been standing for years atop our soapbox in college admissions calling for change, calling for an end to Asian American … 

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Your Son Didn’t Get Rejected Because He’s White

We came across a “Dear Therapist” letter in “The Atlantic” that we just had to share with our readers. In a letter to Lori Gottlieb, Lisa from Mendham, New Jersey writes, “My son is in the middle of the college-application process. He has very good grades and very good SAT … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions Decision-Making

Do Asian American applicants hoping to earn admission to our nation’s elite universities face discrimination based on their race? Our answer is a qualified yes. Asian Americans do face discrimination in highly selective college admissions — that’s without question. But they don’t face discrimination based on their race alone. Rather, they … 

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The Waning Days of Affirmative Action

Over the years, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball has made many predictions on issues related to highly selective college admissions. In a 2014 article within America’s oldest college newspaper, “The Dartmouth,” that very crystal ball was even mentioned by our firm’s Founder — we’re surely not shy about referencing it to … 

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The Attempt to Dismantle Affirmative Action

As President Trump prepares to nominate a new judge to the highest court in the land tomorrow to fill the seat of the iconic Justice Kennedy, supporters of the practice of Affirmative Action are, in many ways, scared. They’re scared the addition of another far-right judge to the Supreme Court … 

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Self-Identifying Race in Admissions

Race is certainly a factor in the highly selective college admissions process. Anyone who tells you differently isn’t telling it like it is. But race is not just the check box that many perceive it to be. Many students and parents have come to us over the years and asked … 

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Race in College Admissions Enforcer

There was an article in “The New York Times” a couple of days ago entitled “Unofficial Enforcer of Ruling on Race in College Admissions” written by Adam Liptak that we wanted to bring to the attention of our readers. Essentially, the lawyer who argued the case for Abigail Fisher against the … 

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Race Based Admissions

A new “Gallup” poll on the topic of race based admissions has found that just about two thirds of Americans prefer color-blind admission to the current system in place at colleges across America. As reported by “Deseret News” in an article by Jamshid Ghazi Askar entitled “Poll: Two-thirds of Americans … 

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