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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College Counselors Should Not Interact with Colleges

A prospective client recently sent us a laundry list of questions in advance of the free consultation that we offer via phone — a free consultation that is designed specifically to answer questions about our service offerings. So, yes, as students of the 80/20 principle of good business, we deeply … 

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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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10 Ridiculous Things People Ask Private College Counselors

We’ve been in the private college counseling business for a quarter of a century. Needless to say, folks have asked us quite a few ridiculous questions over the years. What can we say — we bring out the crazies. Most of these questions occur during free consultations which are designed … 

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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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Shopping Private College Counselors

On our website, we offer a free 20-minute consultation to answer questions about our service offerings. Sometimes, folks call in and start off the conversation by saying how they’re interviewing a number of private college counseling companies. And we stop them right there, much to their surprise (and chagrin). As … 

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