10 Ridiculous Things People Ask Private College Counselors

We’ve been in the private college counseling business for a quarter of a century. Needless to say, folks have asked us quite a few ridiculous questions over the years. What can we say — we bring out the crazies. Most of these questions occur during free consultations which are designed … 

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Good Private College Counselors Work Behind the Scenes

Good private college counselors work behind the scenes. Not in front of the scenes. They’re producers, not actors. During free consultations in which parents and students ask questions about Ivy Coach’s service offerings, we sometimes hear a pair of questions that go something like this: “Will you contact colleges on … 

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College Advising

Are you seeking college advising? We write a whole lot about the highly selective college admissions process on our blog, but every now and then we can’t resist injecting some color commentary on our college advising business. Maybe it’s our way of venting or just sharing our experiences in business with … 

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American College Consultants

We understand that when you’re in the market for car insurance, you’ll call around to figure out who offers the best, most affordable coverage. Maybe it’s Geico. Oh wait, maybe it’s Allstate. Decisions, decisions. We Americans live in a free market and we personally wouldn’t have it any other way. … 

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Ivy Coach Protects Our IP

They say that imitation is flattery. We disagree. You see, just about every day, we come across private college counselors and other folks who copy our content verbatim. Maybe they plagiarize a paragraph from one of the thousands of pages of our website here and there. Maybe they republish one of … 

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An Ivy Coach Differentiator

Folks often ask us, “What differentiates Ivy Coach from every other private college counseling firm?” The question makes us cringe. What doesn’t differentiate us, we wish to ask. Going through our heads are the many students over the years who first come to us as clients after they don’t get … 

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Made in America

At the height of this most unusual presidential election, we hear a lot of talk about bringing jobs back to America. The Republican nominee for President of the United States has made a point of stressing the importance of bringing jobs back from China (or “Jina” as his new “SNL” impersonator … 

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The Two Faces of IECA

We have been quite vocal in the past about how we believe membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) isn’t worth the paper it’s written on (read Part I, Part II, and Part III for the full picture). Our Founder, Bev Taylor, was a member of this organization for years … 

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Fit in College Admissions Counseling

Fit matters in college admissions counseling. When you go into a small, family owned and operated bakery, you can bet that Ma and Pa behind the counter want you to make a purchase. Maybe they want you to buy the fresh cheesecake — whether you’re hungry for a cheesecake or not. … 

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