For students who first come to us in twelfth grade after receiving a deferral or denial in the Early round, we conduct Ivy Coach’s PostMortem™.
What is Ivy Coach’s PostMortem™?
It’s a one-hour strategy session to correct mistakes and reposition your child’s narrative for Regular Decision to avoid making the same mistakes made in the Early round.
We understand your child’s priority is completing outstanding applications and essays. But we must first create a strategy for your child’s candidacy and figure out what can make them interesting, so they face different results in Regular Decision.
During the PostMortem™, we:
Offer feedback on up to three college applications. We go through every section of each application, including the essays.
Brainstorm a compelling extracurricular hook to present as singularly talented rather than well-rounded in activities and essays.
Correct mistakes on the seemingly insignificant but super important non-essay portions of applications.
Compose an appropriate list of colleges for Regular Decision.
Letter of Continued Interest
For students who have been either deferred in the Early round or waitlisted in the Regular Decision round, we help them craft a powerful Letter of Continued Interest (a.k.a. Letter of Enthusiasm) that offers them the best chance of ultimately earning admission. After completing the Postmortem™, we then brainstorm and revise a powerful letter.
Our students’ letters contain no brags or updates. They are persuasive love letters showing how students will contribute their singular hook to that institution. It’s a big reason why they’re so effective.