A Salute to the Universal College Application

At Ivy Coach, we have long been a champion of the Universal College Application, that little underdog that could. Our Founder, Bev Taylor, even wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” in which she raised the question if The Common Application was restraining trade by financially penalizing universities that didn’t … 

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In Support of the Universal College Application

Bev Taylor, Founder of Ivy Coach, was recently featured in an article of Brown University’s “Brown Daily Herald” on the topic of the Universal College Application. If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that Ivy Coach has been quite critical of the Common Application over … 

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Universal College App is Live

The Universal College App is live! Students applying as incoming freshman as well as transfers for the fall of 2015 can begin applying through the Universal College Application. The Universal College Application serves over forty colleges throughout the United States and this includes ten new institutions. Among these colleges are: Brandeis … 

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Colleges Join Universal College Application

As you may remember from this past admissions cycle, Ivy Coach was highly critical of all the flubs by the makers of The Common Application. We pointed these mistakes out one by one and we even went so far as to question whether or not The Common Application was potentially … 

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Universal College App and Cornell

The Universal College Application is coming to Cornell University. Months ago, we at Ivy Coach implored schools to defy the Common Application by refusing to offer their application on an exclusive basis — in spite of the financial penalty that they would incur from the Common App. by offering the … 

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Universal College Application

A big congratulations to our friends at the Universal College Application! We at Ivy Coach have been very vocal about all of the problems students and school counselors have been experiencing this fall with the Common Application. So it should come as no surprise to you that we have been … 

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Common Application Issues

Experiencing Common Application issues this year? You might want to read this. Did you know that there are 517 colleges in the United States and around the world that subscribe to the Common Application? Did you know that during the 2012-2013 admissions season, over 2.3 million applications were submitted through the Common … 

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