At Ivy Coach, we preserve the confidentiality of our clients. It has been one of our guiding principles for over three decades. It will remain a guiding principle for our firm.
As such, we do not interface with high school counselors or college admissions officers. We do not reach out on behalf of students to secure internships or other opportunities (we identify the organizations and revise the reach-out emails of our clients). In short, we work exclusively behind the scenes and believe that any private college counselor who does not does students and their parents a great disservice.
In our experience, students and parents do not like acknowledging that they had help navigating the churning waters of elite college admissions. Students, and their parents, want to claim credit for earning admission to their dream schools all on their own. We joke at Ivy Coach about securing referrals, “We always get the siblings. We usually get the cousins. We rarely get the friends.” And that’s perfectly fine by us!
Yet now and then, a client volunteers to share their review of our service. We’ve included some of these Ivy Coach reviews below. Unlike on most websites for private college counseling firms, you will note that we feature full names. It’s because we believe the glowing reviews on most college counseling firm websites are bogus. After all, who is “John, Stanford Admit to the Class of 2027”? And who is “Susan, Parent of Harvard Admit to the Class of 2027”? It’s unverifiable nonsense.