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College Admission Videos

College Admissions VideosWith out college admission “How To” videos, learn how to secure fantastic teacher letters of recommendation that inspire college admissions officers to want to admit you. Learn what you should be doing while you’re on your college tour. Learn about legacy’s role in college admissions. Learn how you can work your way off of an Ivy League waitlist. Getting off of a college waitlist means that you must be proactive and we’ll show you how to effectively do just that.

Learn what not to do in your college essays. Bragging and writing about a trip to Europe are never good ideas. Neither is writing about the soccer game in which you scored the winning goal! Learn what you can do to shine in your essays, to stand out from the pack of applicants. Learn about common mistakes students make when filling out the activity sheet. And learn much more.  Read More >

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On Parents Interacting with College Admissions Counselors

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Description: Video on Parents Interacting with College Admissions Counselors. College Admissions Assistance from The Ivy Coach.

Transcription: Parent: I am the parent of a child applying to college. I like to be very involved in the process. I only have one child. He is very important to me. I want him to be successful, to get into the best school that he can get into.

I’ve recently contacted all the admissions counselors at the schools to which my son is applying. I’ve had a nice e-mail exchange with the regional admissions counselor at Tufts and Columbia. We have a nice rapport.

My son also sometimes receives e-mails from colleges, but my son has a habit of not responding so I respond for him. I could not even get my son to sign the bottom of his application so I signed it for him. At least I have things under control.

[Buzzer]

That is all wrong. I don’t have things under control. I just had a free consultation with The Ivy Coach at www.TheIvyCoach.com, and I was informed that admissions counselors do not want to be corresponding with parents. They want to be corresponding with students. If they reach out to a student, they are reaching out to the student, not the parent. I should not have sent e-mails for my son. I certainly should not have signed the bottom of his application. What it says to admissions counselors is that I did the whole application. Maybe I even wrote the essays. This is not going to help my son’s case for admission. I wish I had consulted The Ivy Coach sooner.