Veterans and Admission

Veterans and College Admission, Ivy League and Veterans, Vets and College Admission

At Ivy Coach, we work with select veterans and members of our military each year on a pro bono basis. They are the only students whom we work with on a pro bono basis.

For many years, we’ve helped a few select students every year gain admission on a pro bono basis to the colleges of their dreams. Some of these students were from low-income families (we once had a remarkably impressive homeless young man who juggled his way into Harvard…literally!). Some were underrepresented minorities. Some were the first in their families to attend college. And some were veterans. But as our business took off, we couldn’t accommodate all of the requests for pro bono admissions help. Too many emails. Too many calls. At the end of the day, after all, we are a business. And, frankly, we don’t like receiving unsolicited calls. There, we said it. We’re very reachable via email! It’s not like we don’t let our visitors know this on our homepage. In fact, our new homepage will have a line that reads, “To paraphrase the great Nelson Mandela, don’t call us, we’ll [email] you.”

And so, some time ago, we decided that our pro bono services would be reserved exclusively for select veterans and members of our military. We always found that the veterans and members of our military whom we worked with on a pro bono basis were so incredibly impressive. And they were appreciative of our help. We’re glad we made this decision, because each veteran we work with reminds us why we do what we do. The incredible story of the three intrepid Americans with full hearts, two of whom are servicemen, who overtook a terrorist on a train headed for Paris reminds us once again why we work with those who’ve served. And our pro bono services are of course available to these men who’ve made our country so proud should they wish to pursue their educations at top universities after their service.

So, to our veterans, feel free to reach out to us as you seek to gain admission to a highly selective college. Maybe you’ve completed some college coursework at a school that isn’t particularly selective. Maybe you haven’t completed any college coursework. Maybe you never took the SAT or ACT. In any case, we’d be happy to set up a free 20-minute consultation to hear your story and see if we can be of assistance.

In the words of Zac Brown Band, “I thank god for my life; And for the stars and stripes; May freedom forever fly, let it ring; Salute the ones who died; The ones that give their lives; So we don’t have to sacrifice; All the things we love.”


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