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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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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College Admissions and the Imitators

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. If such is the case, a number of private college counselors across America and around the world sure have been flattering Ivy Coach a bunch over the years. And by flattering us, what we mean is…they’ve been copying us. Indeed … 

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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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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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