The Importance of Being Likable in College Admissions

A line we hear from time to time during free consultations with prospective clients in which we answer questions about our service offerings goes something like this: “We’re looking for a college consultant with connections to highly selective colleges…” We cut these folks off right there and — if anyone … 

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A Global Private College Consultancy

When over 26% of high-achieving high school students have acknowledged using private college counselors as they navigate the admissions process, you can bet the figure is actually a whole lot higher. After all, in our experience, most students and their parents don’t like to admit they had help earning admission … 

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The Use of Private College Counselors

The wealthy have an advantage over the underprivileged in college admissions. We know. It’s revelatory. There’s an editorial in “The Daily Texan,” the newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin that focuses on the use of private college counselors in the admissions process. In the piece, Ian Sims, a … 

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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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