Given the importance of college admissions and all the effort that students pour into their applications, it is perplexing that many still do not seek out a qualified expert opinion on how they are presenting themselves to potential colleges.
Most students now understand that in today’s ultra-competitive application process, they have to demonstrate more than just academic prowess to secure a seat at a top college. But many still have blind spots in their applications: they underestimate the importance of marketing their potential to contribute to a campus’s diversity. Others emphasize components of their high school experience that they think will improve their chances, but their decisions are driven by instinct rather than deep experience and proven results. How can IvyPrep’s 20 years of experience getting students into to the best schools help fix the flaws in your approach?
+ When should I start college admissions counseling?
Most students begin school selection and strategic planning during their 11th grade year of high school. Students looking for early forward guidance on what classes to take and what standardized tests to prepare for to maximize their chances at specific schools and programs can start as early as 9th or 10th grade.
+ Why choose IvyPrep for college admissions guidance?
There are 10,000 individuals and companies offering private college consulting services in the United States. Less than 10% of them were around when IvyPrep started offering admissions services in 1999. Even fewer have enjoyed the track record of success that IvyPrep has in helping students get into their top schools through the years. Our experts are experienced professionals, including former admissions personnel at top schools, who have seen thousands of applicants and know what works and what falls flat.
+ How do students meet with IvyPrep's college advisors?
Students typically travel to one of IvyPrep’s physical locations in New York City. Students living overseas or far from New York City meet with advisors online via FaceTime, Hangout, or Skype.
+ How many students get into a top-choice school?
Among students who start meetings with advisors before the start of 12th grade and complete at least an advanced advisory package, 80% are admitted to their “dream” school and 100% are admitted to one or more “reach” schools.