College Consultants Boasting of Relationships with Colleges

Every now and then, a parent during a free consultation asks, “What kind of relationships do you have with college admissions officers at the colleges my child will be applying to?” We usually take a deep breath in and exhale before answering this ridiculous question from a know-it-all parent. And … 

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Plenty of College Consultants

We like to keep folks on their toes at Ivy Coach. It’s our style. We’re a lifestyle brand in that way. We kid. Quicksilver is a lifestyle brand. And we do like their t-shirts and board shorts but we’re not sure we have much else in common. But as a … 

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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 Consulting

Mark Sklarow, the Executive Director of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), an organization we’ve been a member of but nonetheless believe to be somewhat of a joke (what a waste of $600 a year!), reports that an AP poll indicates high school students are not happy with the college counseling … 

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College Consultants

A study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education points out that the percentage of college applicants who have college consultants providing college admissions assistance to them is on the rise. This should come as no surprise. In fact, the author of the study, Alexis Brooke Redding, finds, “‘22% of … 

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College Consultant

A study by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, an organization we’ve been a member of but pretty much think is a joke, did something worthwhile for a change of pace. They found that 26% of high-achieving students hire a college consultant. So the long held belief that a college consultant is … 

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