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!