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How to write an Ivy League admissions essay in 5 steps

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The Common App has limited space to express yourself. Your only opportunity – outside of supplemental materials – are the essays (both generic and school-specific) that you must write. Here are 5 basic tips to writing a quality college admissions essay for top schools: 1. Market yourself, not a story. What I mean is – […]

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3 reasons why you’re waitlisted at Princeton

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For seniors, take a look at my post on the midyear report. For the rest of you, pay attention as this will help you prevent admission rejections: There are 3 big reasons why you’re on the waitlist at an Ivy League school. They are: 1. You’re well-rounded, but no clear spikes Do you have a […]

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The biggest secret you will ever learn about Ivy League admissions

It’s the stories, not the scores. It’s the stories, stupid. This is one of the biggest secrets that I share in my guide to elite college admissions. Students are doing it ALL WRONG. They focus on the WRONG THINGS – things like an extra 50 points on the Math section of the SAT; 2 more […]

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