Ivy Coach Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

525,600 minutes,525,000 moments so dear.525,000 minutes –How do you measure,Measure a year?In application cycles, in essay revisions, in acceptances, in cups of coffee.In inches, in miles, in laughter, in post-acceptance celebrations.In 525,600 minutes –How do you measure a year in the life? Ivy Coach was founded in 1992. By our … 

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The Hypocrisy of a High School Counselor

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we love to point out the heroes and villains of elite college admissions to keep things interesting. Heroes like Duke University’s Dean of Admissions Christoph Guttentag who we’ve applauded through the years for telling it like it is. … 

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Ivy Coach on Spectrum News

Ivy Coach’s Jayson Weingarten, a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, was featured on television yesterday discussing all things standardized testing — from test-optional schools to new policies in the works from College Board and ACT and more. So what did Jayson have to say? Well, surprise surprise. He’s a … 

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Shopping for a College Counselor

When you call a dentist’s office, chances are high the dentist is accepting new patients. When you go to Sports Authority, chances are high employees will seek to sell you sporting equipment. When you go to a restaurant, unless there are no available reservations, chances are high they’ll wish to … 

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Opportunity to Speak Directly to College Counselor

The first step to working with Ivy Coach is through the free consultation in which we answer questions about our service offerings. During this free initial consultation, prospective clients are paired with the counselor they’d be working with should they subsequently wish to sign up for our services (and should … 

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Data Underestimates Use of Private College Counselors

Some years ago, the marketing firm Lipman Hearne conducted a nationwide survey of 1,264 students who scored at the 70th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT to gauge the use of private college counselors in the admissions process. Their study concluded that 26% of these students admitted to … 

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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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We Feel For Our First Lady

At Ivy Coach, we work with students from all around the world but we are, at our core, a deeply proud American business. It’s why we work with veterans and members of our military each and every year on a pro bono basis to help these brave men and women earn … 

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Hiring a Private College Counselor

Thinking about hiring a private college counselor? There’s an editorial up on the “Motherlode” blog of “The New York Times” by Megan Rubiner Zinn on the topic of hiring a private college counselor that we figured we’d share with our readers. In the piece, Ms. Zinn writes of how she … 

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