Private College Admissions Consultants

There’s an article in “The Huffington Post” today by Ruth Starkman entitled “Private College Admissions Consultants: Does Your Child Need One?” that discusses the booming private college admissions consulting industry. When our Founder, Bev Taylor, began Ivy Coach, there weren’t many private college counseling companies around the country. Now, there … 

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Private College Admission Counseling

Private college admission counseling to a political envoy? On ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” tonight, Diane Sawyer announced that Caroline Kennedy is the likely choice to be the next United States Ambassador to Japan. This doesn’t come as a big surprise to us. Caroline Kennedy has been looking to … 

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College Admissions Officer

If you are a current or former college admissions officer at a highly selective university, we’re interested to hear from you as we’re hiring at Ivy Coach. Maybe you worked at Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Penn, Cornell, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Caltech, Amherst, Williams, … 

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College Admissions Counselor

A college admissions counselor doesn’t want to read an essay about your trip to India. Why not? Because a college admissions counselor doesn’t make a ton of money and their schedule may not afford them the chance to travel as well. If you’re seventeen years old and you get to … 

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College Admissions Consultations

Throughout the year, we offer free 20-minute phone consultations to students and their parents as they seek advice on getting into highly selective colleges. But it’s crunch time right now as our students who’ve come to us in the last couple of weeks finish up their applications due very soon. … 

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College Admissions Expertise

As a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we share tons of advice on the highly selective college admissions process with our readers. That’s part of our goal — to share our college admissions expertise with the world. But do know that we’re very careful about what … 

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College Admissions Consultants

There was a great piece written by Lynn O’Shaughnessy about college admissions consultants and how highly selective universities like to deny their effectiveness as a group. Are there college admissions consultants who aren’t effective? You bet. Just like in any industry, you’ve got good companies and you’ve got bad companies. … 

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College Admissions Consultancy

A private college admissions consultancy is making headlines — and it’s not for good reasons. As we’ve said many times before, in any industry there are good and bad apples. It’s true in real estate. It’s true on Wall Street. It’s true in academia. Private college admissions consulting is no different — … 

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Private College Consulting

As we approach the beginning of the new school year, the time is just around the corner for seniors to be applying to colleges. And many students and their parents are looking for help, overwhelmed by the highly selective college admissions process…and uninformed (or misinformed). As parents and students seek … 

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