Amicus Briefs Filed in Affirmative Action Cases

As the Supreme Court readies to hear two seminal cases this fall that will decide the fate of Affirmative Action, two top public university systems have filed amicus briefs with the high court. And it’s not just any two top public university systems: it’s two university systems that previously banned … 

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Affirmative Action Case Draws Near

The long-anticipated high profile cases that will challenge the right of universities across the land to consider race in the admissions process have landed a date on the Supreme Court’s docket. That date? October 21, 2022. The Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina case will be heard … 

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Affirmative Action Workarounds

If the Supreme Court chooses to outlaw the consideration of race in college admissions, which is a distinct possibility and — we would argue — even probability, how will America’s colleges continue to enroll diverse student bodies? After all, it wouldn’t be a good look for America’s elite universities to … 

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Affirmative Action Case Discussed at Senate Confirmation Hearing

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we’ve got a crystal ball at Ivy Coach. In fact, earlier this year, our famously accurate crystal ball predicted that the United States Supreme Court would rule against Harvard University in the appeal of the Students for Fair … 

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White Privilege in Admissions

There’s a new study out that suggests white students enjoy an advantage in the college admissions process. Yes, that’s right: white students have the leg up. In the study, conducted by Art & Science Group, a firm that offers advice to colleges on their enrollment patterns, surveyed high school students … 

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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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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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Defining Blackness in College Admissions

Some weeks ago, we were quoted in an article of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, that focused on how a Cornell University student group, Black Students United, was publicly advocating to alter the definition of ‘underrepresented black students’ in admissions so it is defined as … 

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