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What Do Ivy League School Look For in Applicants?

January 21st, 2019: As a graduate of not one, but two, Ivy League schools and an interviewer of many successful Ivy League applicants, I am very familiar with what these elite schools look for when making admissions decisions - They want students who will change the world!

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What is the Ivy League?

January 7th, 2019: For many students, gaining admission to an “Ivy League” school is the pinnacle of academic accomplishment. The Ivies have a proven track record of producing the world’s most prestigious graduates in a variety of fields.

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November 26th, 2018: Now that you have spent the last few months on too much coffee and not enough sleep as you try feverishly to submit your college applications by the early deadlines all you can do now is WAIT. Here is when you are likely to hear back.

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November 12th, 2018: With early decisions about to be released, standing in the background with this inability to influence the outcome (for most of you) can be excruciating. What’s a parent to do?

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November 12th, 2018: Yes, Thanksgiving is about food, family and football. But, it’s also the last big chunk of time you are likely to have to complete your college applications before December deadlines hit.

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June 11th, 2018: In my opinion, the Why Paragraph is the most straightforward (and useful) supplemental essay to write in the college application process. However, it is also the supplement that most students seem to get wrong.

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May 29th, 2018: A “Why” paragraph states, specifically, why you believe a particular school is a great fit for you and why you are a great fit for it. It can include any number of attributes including academics, social activities, religious affiliation, teaching

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May 14th, 2018: I have written extensively about the ins and outs of the Why Paragraph. Here’s a quick list of Dos and Don’ts that you can print off and keep next to you as you approach this important essay.

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April 30th, 2018: You have spent countless hours toiling on research papers, endured sleepless nights to study for exams, and experienced the gut-wrenching anxiety of standardized tests.

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April 2nd, 2018: If you are a recruited athlete, chances are you will be invited to a group visit day. These campus visits are designed to introduce you to the coaching staff, tour the campus and athletic facilities and meet other student-athletes.

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