College Admissions Services

Getting into college isn’t easy.

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s tough to get into college. The odds seem almost staggering for the best-known colleges: most admit fewer than 10% of those who apply. Even at state universities or lesser known private colleges, it is common for the odds to be against you in admissions.

So how do you get into college? You commit yourself to doing what you need to do to develop your talents and assemble your best record. Then, you research and select colleges where you will thrive.  Finally, you submit an application that highlights who you are and what you’ve achieved in a way that appeals to the admissions officer who will make the ultimate decision on your application.

Put that way, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming, but perhaps you aren’t really sure exactly how to do it. You need and want information, advice, guidance, strategies, and tactics for how to do it successfully. That’s where we come in.

We can help.

We are former admissions officers and experts at coaching college applicants through all phases of the college application process. We are on standby to help you every step of the way, and our packages are designed to give you maximum flexibility. You can sign up for a little bit of help or a lot, for help with every phase of the process or just one or two. You choose.

Selecting your package of services is as simple as determining where you are in the process and identifying what help you need:

Early Start Packages — for 9th and 10th graders

Every Early Start Package includes:

  • One-on-one sessions with an admissions expert to get the edge that an early start provides
  • Help building your credentials that demonstrate what admissions officers are looking for
  • Help exploring careers and developing an educational path that will take you where you want to go
  • Help identifying your "right fit" colleges: colleges that are ideal matches for you and are places where you will thrive
  • Access to Ivey resources and tools that give you the benefit of our entire college team's expertise and allow you, your parents, and your Ivey Coach to stay in sync throughout the entire process 
  • Packages range from $2,500-$5,000

Comprehensive Packages — for 11th and 12th graders

  • One-on-one sessions with your coach for help with the college admissions process from start to finish
  • Help polishing your credentials to take them to the next level and demonstrate what admissions officers are looking for when it comes to your academics, activities, and other credentials
  • Help putting together a "right fit" college list with the right number of colleges and a proper range of colleges in terms of selectivity
  • Help producing standout applications to one or more colleges on your list — you'll get help with every component of the application(s) from the activity lists to the essays to the recommendations to the interviews
  • Access to Ivey resources and tools that give you the benefit of our entire college team's expertise and allow you, your parents, and your Ivey Coach to stay in sync throughout the entire process 
  • Packages range from $5,000-$15,000 

We specialize in selective colleges.

We specialize in working with students who want to get into one of the 350 or so colleges in the U.S. where only a fraction of those who apply will be admitted (the “selective” colleges). Our consultants have deep knowledge of the admissions practices and policies, as well as the programs and experience available, at selective colleges. 

Every year, students we work with are admitted to U.S. colleges rated as “most selective” by the College Board and also commonly ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News, Forbes or other rankings. Here is a sampling of the colleges where our students have been admitted in recent years:

  • Amherst
  • Barnard
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon 
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Colby
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke
  • Emory
  • Georgetown
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Kenyon
  • Middlebury
  • Northwestern 
  • New York University 
  • Notre Dame
  • Oberlin
  • Pomona
  • Rice
  • Stanford
  • Tufts 
  • Tulane
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • University of California (Los Angeles)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • University of Texas (Austin)
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Yale University

Are you ready to get started?

Then contact us now, and let us know whether you're interested in the Initial, Early, Standard, or Late Start Package. Our online contact form is the fastest way to reach us.

Special note for military veterans:

If you are a transitioning member of the U.S. military forces and are applying to a U.S. college or graduate school, we recommend that you sign up for free application help provided through Service to School.