Description: Video on Parents Interacting with College Admissions Counselors. College Admissions Assistance from Ivy Coach.

Transcription: Parent: I am the parent of a child applying to college. I like to be very involved in the process. I only have one child. He is very important to me. I want him to be successful, to get into the best school that he can get into.

I’ve recently contacted all the admissions counselors at the schools to which my son is applying. I’ve had a nice e-mail exchange with the regional admissions counselor at Tufts and Columbia. We have a nice rapport.

My son also sometimes receives e-mails from colleges, but my son has a habit of not responding so I respond for him. I could not even get my son to sign the bottom of his application so I signed it for him. At least I have things under control.


That is all wrong. I don’t have things under control. I just had a free consultation with Ivy Coach at, and I was informed that admissions counselors do not want to be corresponding with parents. They want to be corresponding with students. If they reach out to a student, they are reaching out to the student, not the parent. I should not have sent e-mails for my son. I certainly should not have signed the bottom of his application. What it says to admissions counselors is that I did the whole application. Maybe I even wrote the essays. This is not going to help my son’s case for admission. I wish I had consulted Ivy Coach sooner.