The Admission of Younger Siblings

Are younger siblings at an advantage when they apply to a highly selective college that their older sibling attends or attended in the past? Yes, with one important caveat. They must apply in the Early Decision or Early Action round — not in the Regular Decision round. At most highly … 

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Siblings in College Admissions

We love siblings. One of our long-running sayings here at Ivy Coach is that we rarely get referrals of friends. And why? Because nobody wants to admit that they had help in the process of their child earning admission to the college of their dreams. BUT we almost always get … 

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Siblings in College Admissions

This is interesting, though not particularly surprising. A study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Joshua Goodman, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith, and Julia Fox that was published in the “Economics of Education Review” found that there is a strong statistical correlation between where younger siblings apply as compared to where their … 

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