Pro Bono College Admissions Help

Pro Bono College Help, College Admissions Help, Veterans and College Admission

Ivy Coach is firmly committed to helping our American veterans, like the wonderful young man to the left of this photo.

At Ivy Coach, we’re committed to offering pro bono college admissions help to veterans and current members of all five branches of the United States Armed Forces from the Army to the Navy to the Air Force to the Coast Guard and the Marine Corps. We offer this service so that these servicemembers can capitalize on their deserved edge in the admissions process as they seek to get into the highly selective colleges of their dreams. In February of 2011, we began offering a unique need-based program for students who were underrepresented minorities, the first in their families to attend college, from underprivileged backgrounds, and/or members or former members of America’s military. And in just about four years, we helped dozens of these students gain admission to their top choice colleges. But in February of 2015, we decided to double down on our pro bono college admissions help with the United States Armed Forces and thus, because of this concerted effort, we’ll no longer be able to assist students in this program who haven’t served America in uniform.

Our pro bono college admissions help for select members or former members of the United States Armed Forces is exactly that — free. And it’s a program we at Ivy Coach are immensely proud of. Can we offer our college admissions expertise on a pro bono basis to every member or former member of America’s military? No. We wish that we could. But our time is finite. However, each year, we do offer our pro bono college admissions help to several members of our military and/or veterans, folks we regularly find to be quite appreciative of the work we do with them.

From a homeless juggler who we helped get into Harvard to an Army veteran with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star who we helped get into Duke, it’s these kinds of inspiring students we’ve chosen to work with through our pro bono college admissions program in the past. Just like in Ivy League admissions, we’re selective. Every year, we have the privilege of selecting a few outstanding candidates whose stories inspire us and in turn we know will impress admissions officers. And it’s always very satisfying work for us…especially when our students receive their admissions decisions and they’re accepted!

Our Military

Are you a former member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, or Air Force who has been honorably discharged upon the completion of your active duty military service? Or maybe you’re finishing up your active duty service and would like to begin your undergraduate studies during your time in the Reserves? Highly selective colleges don’t do nearly enough to appeal to our servicemen and servicewomen to apply. This is a grave injustice. We aim to do our part to correct this.

Helping America’s veterans gain admission to America’s top colleges since 1992. And we’ve never accepted a dime.

Ivy Coach Testimonials from American Veterans

Soutrik Bhattacharya, Columbia University, Class of 2019

“My name’s Soutrik Bhattacharya and I’m a three-year veteran of the U.S. Army, a journey that took me to South Korea as well as Alabama. As my Army contract came to a close, I knew I wanted to go to a top-level university like Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale. But I was a couple of years out of high school and there really weren’t a lot of resources out there to help me…so I thought. Read More

Ivy Coach came in and they helped me prepare an essay that showcased my skills and experiences from the military as well as highlighted my unique demographic, an Indian American veteran of the U.S. Army. They helped me apply to my absolute top choice school, Columbia, as well as several other really competitive schools at that level. They did it completely pro bono, which was most appreciated. About a week ago, I found out I was accepted to Columbia for the fall and I could not be more excited to head there!”

Soutrik Bhattacharya

Columbia University, Class of 2019 

Shamus Nolan, Seattle, Washington

“Serving is something I’ve always been passionate about. So I proudly enlisted in the Navy to sacrifice my time and energy. I was fortunate to be deployed three times while sailing on more than a dozen warships and going to over twenty countries throughout Africa and Europe. That being said, I wish to do more than just wear a uniform. Now that I’m out, I wish to continue to serve by continuing my education. After searching through the limited resources online, I discovered Ivy Coach. Ivy Coach has a reputation for helping students earn admission to top colleges. They effectively helped me tell my stories about the streets of corrupt third world African nations and the hallways of my many hours volunteering at the Seattle VA Hospital. Brian Taylor understands the sacrifices of our veterans and the role we play in our nation’s narrative. I am thankful that Ivy Coach offers their expertise to America’s heroes.”

– Shamus Nolan