Speaking Directly to Private College Counselors

We’re often asked during free consultations with prospective clients, “What differentiates Ivy Coach?” Where to begin? Our track record developed over the last 28 years? How we help make college applicants interesting? How our students sometimes get handwritten notes from admissions officers after they’re admitted or get cited in speeches … 

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Towards a More Perfect NACAC

An Open Letter to the Leadership and Members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling By Bev Taylor & Brian Taylor The National Association for College Admission Counseling, an organization that includes college admissions officers, high school counselors, and private college counselors, is an organization that has been vitally … 

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A Word on Good Private College Counselors

On free consultations with prospective clients, we’re sometimes asked, “Do you have connections with admissions officers?” Our answer? “No, we most certainly do not. We hire former admissions officers as consultants from time to time. But we most certainly do not have connections with admissions officers. And if any private … 

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More Interested in College Counseling

Are more parents and students seeking private college counseling this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, we can only speak for our own business but if our business is any indication of a trend in college counseling, the answer is a definitive yes. By our arithmetic, form completions are … 

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Our Admitted Students Get Special Shoutouts

Occasionally, we’re asked by prospective clients during free consults, “Why should I choose you? What differentiates you from other private college counseling firms?” Truth be told, we hate the question. You see, we understand that people have choices in a free market economy. Of course, most private college counseling options … 

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Our College Counseling Has Been Virtual For Years

We can’t remember the last time we met with a client in person. We can, however, remember an instance many years ago when a parent and his son came to our offices for an in-person college admissions evaluation. The man was well dressed with the appearance of good hygiene. Oh … 

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The 5 Most Obnoxious Questions Parents Ask During Free Consultations

What are the five most obnoxious questions certain prospective clients ask us during free consultations? Wonder no more. Not only will we share these questions with our readers today but we’ll share our typical responses, too. Do keep in mind when reading these questions and answers that these parents are … 

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Scrutinizing a College Consultancy

USA Today recently published a juicy take-down piece of a college consulting company known as Crimson Education. The piece, penned by Chris Quintana and Kevin McCoy, is entitled “This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students” and boy is it gripping. The take-down piece focuses … 

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Former University of Pennsylvania Admissions Officer

Are you the parent of an 8th grader? Or maybe you’re the parent of a senior? In either case, of if your child happens to be in 9th, 10th, or 11th grades, we recommend Ivy Coach’s one-hour evaluation, which we offer with our own Jayson Weingarten, a former admissions officer … 

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Major Independent College Counseling Players

While today isn’t April Fools’ Day, we came across an article up on “Forbes” that gave us a giggle and we wanted to share it with our loyal readers. The piece, penned by Richard Vedder, a distinguished professor of economics emeritus at Ohio University, is entitled “Helping Make College Application … 

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