What does it take for a student to gain admission to a top school? Through twenty-five years of experience we have found that the most successful applicants don’t necessarily aim to present themselves as the best at everything. Instead, they carefully pick their battles, focusing on specific strengths and qualities to carve out unique and authentic applications that college admissions officers gush over and differentiate them from the competition. Our research shows that students who are accepted to their top choice schools collectively outperform their peers across a number of dimensions and capture more than half of the top key performance criteria rankings in our analysis. While each of these stellar applicants has used a different mix of academic and personal ingredients to build their value proposition to the most competitive schools around the country, each one represents a recipe for college applications success.
Over the last twenty years, IvyPrep advisors working with students to emphasize their strengths and craft authentic, personal, and powerful applications to colleges have sent thousands of students to Brown, Cal-Tech, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, NYU, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, UPenn, Duke, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, and other top schools.
Admission services are offered one-on-one privately consulting at school or online. Admission Packages vary from one hour to ten hours or more time according to students’ needs. Students can choose one-hour package ($180) just to polish application essays, or six-hour package ($640) to improve essays and applications, or ten-hour package ($1500) to have more consulting time, or unlimited hours ($2999) for a complete application. Students and parents spend minimal financially, but they receive high quality professional guidance and achieve admissions to their dream top schools.Read More
Our admission advisors are graduates from Ivy League universities who are college professors now and who have experience working in admissions at some of the most competitive schools. Our deep experience enables us to offer invaluable insight to help applicants understand their competitive position, and expertise to stay on top of where their best chances are and how to deploy valuable time and energy aggressively towards the best schools where admissions are possible—or walk away from a program that is not a good fit.
We help applicants with every step of the schools selection and application process including preparing applications, selecting majors, scheduling standardized exams, seeking out extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities, and training for admissions interviews. We also offer tutoring to help students raise their GPA and standardized test scores.
We help our students gain advantages in the admission process by amplifying their academic and social strengths, addressing their critical priorities, and maximizing their chances of acceptance at their top choice schools. We understand that today’s college applications are complex processes that continue long after the physical applications are completed and mailed and encourage students to continue taking advantage of opportunities such as entering essay contests, improve their grades, and taking part in community activism. We work closely with applicants throughout the application process to sort through these issues, build relationships with the right admissions offices, evaluate opportunities, and ensure successful outcomes.
Over the last twenty years, IvyPrep advisors have sent thousands of students successfully to Brown, Cal-Tech, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, NYU, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, UPenn, Duke, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins, and other top schools.
Admission services are offered one-on-one privately consulting at school or online. Admission Packages vary from one hour to ten hours or more time according to students’ needs. Students can choose one-hour package ($180) just to polish application essays, or six-hour package ($640) to improve essays and applications, or ten-hour package ($1500) to have more consulting time, or unlimited hours ($2999) for a complete application. Students and parents spend minimal financially, but they receive high quality professional guidance and most importantly achieve admissions to their dream top schools.Read More
IvyPrep New York City SHSAT 2018 The New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test is changing. Again. The 2018 test adds literature and poetry while condensing the editing/revising section. Be ready for the new test with this ultimate guide! Designed to help current eighth- and ninth-grader planning to take the test in October, this manual provides a comprehensive review of all the relevant skills you need to score your best on the revised 2018 test. Use this guide to
- find out about the details of the new revised SHSAT test
- take a diagnostic to identify your strengths and weaknesses
- hone your verbal and math skills while building confidence
- learn score-raising strategies to complement your prep
- take practice tests and review the detailed explanations to improve your performance
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date prep guide available and contains everything you need to master the test and gain admissions to New York City’s specialized high schools including
- Stuyvesant High School
- Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- Brooklyn Latin School
- High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
- Staten Island Technical High School
IvyPrep has been helping NYC students gain admissions to their dream schools for over 20 years. This guide represents the culmination of our success and the key to your SHSAT victory.Read More
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The College Board’s SAT is completely redesigned for 2016 and IvyPrep’s New SAT Ultimate Guide is a must-read manual for every student preparing for the highest scores. With three practice tests and detailed step-by-step explanations that show you how to find the right answer the smart and efficient IvyPrep way, we guarantee your higher score!
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