Graduate School Admissions Consulting

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Ivy Coach provides graduate school admissions consulting to students seeking admission to highly selective graduate programs, including:

  • MBA
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • Ph.D.
  • MA

Free 20-Minute Admissions Consultation

Ivy Coach offers a free 20-minute consultation to students via phone (or Zoom audio for international students) to learn about our graduate school counseling services.

This consultation is about how Ivy Coach can help navigate the highly selective graduate school admissions process. 

To sign up, please complete our free consultation form. Once the form is received, we will email you a delineation of our service and the corresponding fee, asking you to respond if you’re interested in scheduling a call.

Strategy Session

Student using digital tablet on campus --- Image by © Kevin DodgeDuring this one-hour graduate school admissions Strategy Session, we will offer advice and insight into how students can improve their odds of gaining admission to highly selective programs. In advance of the Strategy Session, we request that students send us their college transcript, standardized test scores (e.g., GREs, GMATs, MCATs, or LSATs), CV / resume, and a preliminary list of graduate school programs that are under consideration. We will go through all of this information with the student during the evaluation, pointing out areas of strength and weakness and articulating how the student can better distinguish himself or herself in the admissions process. We will also help students select graduate school programs — be it law schools, medical schools, Ph.D. programs, MBA programs, or other master’s programs.

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Graduate School Application Assistance Deliverables Package

Each student receives a personalized package depending on what the student needs to distinguish themselves in the applicant pool. Some common areas we assist with include:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Supplemental essays
  • Interview prep
  • Application review
  • Resumé redrafting
  • School and program selection

We provide assistance with graduate school applications and the many essays that so often go along with these applications. Maybe you need help with one essay or maybe you need help with multiple complete applications. Our package will depend on your needs. The vast majority of graduate school applications submitted to the most selective grad school programs are cliché. Maybe an applicant’s Statement of Purpose for law school focuses on her desire to help people in need, to speak up for the underprivileged, to correct injustices. And that will put admissions officers at top law schools to sleep. Within seconds.

The essays of our students are anything but cliché. In fact, helping students craft powerful and compelling essays is a big part of our secret sauce at Ivy Coach. It’s these students who admissions officers at our nation’s top law schools and med schools, art history programs and computer science programs want to root for. We help students find their narrative, their voice, so that their applications stands out like a gem in a sea of terrible, stale essays, so their resumés are more impressive, their short answers more on point. And, yes, a Statement of Purpose about wanting to be a doctor because you want to help people absolutely qualifies as cliché drivel. Our students don’t write cliché drivel. Quite the opposite.

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Graduate School Application Assistance Full Suite Package

Graduate school applicants who wish to work on all components of the admissions process with Ivy Coach may choose our full suite option. The full suite option includes guidance through the entire admissions process, assistance with crafting powerful applications to the programs we’re working on together, help with recommendations (simply asking professors and employers for letters is how one ends up with generic letters — you want to give them stories that help shape the content of those letters), interview prep, and more. Some students enlist Ivy Coach’s assistance with three graduate programs, some five, others ten. Through the full suite option, we work with students on a minimum of three programs.