Speaking Directly to Private College Counselors

We’re often asked during free consultations with prospective clients, “What differentiates Ivy Coach?” Where to begin? Our track record developed over the last 28 years? How we help make college applicants interesting? How our students sometimes get handwritten notes from admissions officers after they’re admitted or get cited in speeches … 

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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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Thousands of Private College Counseling Firms

Folks sometimes ask us during free consults, “What differentiates Ivy Coach from every other private college counseling firm?” In all candor, we dislike the question. And why? Because the prospective client is, whether knowingly or unknowingly, asking us to sell and we have zero interest in selling. After all, we … 

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Private College Counselors

We came across an article recently in which a high school counselor writes about how he often works jointly with private college counselors. He speaks with his students’ private college counselors on the phone. They discuss Early Decision / Early Action strategies for a student. They discuss the student’s strengths … 

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Private College Counseling Business

In our many years in the private college counseling business, we’ve seen it all. We’ve had the student whose mother secretly paid for our services because she didn’t want her husband to find out that she was investing money in helping her son get into the college of his dreams … 

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Private College Admission Counseling

Private college admission counseling to a political envoy? On ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” tonight, Diane Sawyer announced that Caroline Kennedy is the likely choice to be the next United States Ambassador to Japan. This doesn’t come as a big surprise to us. Caroline Kennedy has been looking to … 

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My Mom, The Private College Counselor

Growing up, I was always a little embarrassed that my mom helped (mostly wealthy) high school seniors get into college as a private college counselor. I was never embarrassed by her day job as a high school college counselor on Long Island, where she helped her students gain admission to … 

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College Counseling Services

High school guidance counselors often don’t have a lot of time to devote to helping students with the college admissions process.

Private College Counseling

Private college counseling in China is often highly unethical. Many admissions agents are morally questionable.

Private College Consultant

Most h.s. counselors aren’t experts on highly selective college admissions. And therein lies the need for an experienced private college consultant.