The Use of Private College Counselors

The wealthy have an advantage over the underprivileged in college admissions. We know. It’s revelatory. There’s an editorial in “The Daily Texan,” the newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin that focuses on the use of private college counselors in the admissions process. In the piece, Ian Sims, a … 

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An Ivy Coach Differentiator

Folks often ask us, “What differentiates Ivy Coach from every other private college counseling firm?” The question makes us cringe. What doesn’t differentiate us, we wish to ask. Going through our heads are the many students over the years who first come to us as clients after they don’t get … 

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Independent Educational Consultants Association: Part 1

This blog, originally posted on February 16, 2015, is being reposted today in response to the Independent Educational Consultants Association’s (IECA’s) demand that we remove it. First the Independent Educational Consultants Association tried to tell us what we can and cannot charge. And now they’re trying to tell us what … 

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Private College Admissions Consulting

Private college admissions consulting is in the news. There’s an editorial in “The NY Post” written by Lacy Crawford, a former private college admissions consultant, who says that she’s worked as a private college admissions counselor for fifteen years. She boasts of working with some very wealthy families in Manhattan, including … 

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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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