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Ivy League & Top-Tier College Admissions Consulting Specialists

A top college consulting firm, IvySelect is devoted to assisting high-achieving students with their admissions to the Ivy League and other top-tier universities in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Our talented and experienced college counselors are consummate professionals with Ivy League backgrounds and unrivaled credentials, making IvySelect one of the best college counseling firms in the world.

IvySelect’s provides unrivaled expertise and first-rate guidance to international students, B.S./M.D. applicants, student-athletes and more. Beyond being one of the few admissions consultancies in the U.S. that specialize in guiding the finest applicants to the Ivies and other elite universities, we also help other bright students with admissions to the top 50 research universities and top 50 liberal arts colleges. For students currently in college, our specialties include assistance for law school applicants, medical school applicants and transfer students.

Dear Students & Parents,

For high-achieving students gearing for the Ivy League, Ivy peers and other top-tier universities, the college admissions process is exciting, daunting and life changing. It is the bridge between all the hard work that has come before and the endless, thrilling possibilities that are to come.

As the parent of a daughter about to graduate from an Ivy League university (Penn/Wharton undergrad) and a son who is a recently admitted trademark attorney, I’ve personally gone through the process and know how stressful and confusing it can be. The experiences with my own children inform how I work with my clients.

For you, parents, I know how much it means to you for your children to have terrific college options among the top schools in the country and the course it can set for the rest of their lives. For you, students, know that I share the fervor of your aspirations and the joy when you get into the colleges that you’ve dreamed of attending.

With something this important, you want to make certain that you are choosing the right college consultant.

When you work with IvySelect, you are in expert and caring hands. We are specialists, who understand the unique needs and goals of top students. The top-flight knowledge, talent, experience and intelligence that we bring to the process offer your family the college consulting help you need.

Should you have the time, read carefully through the website, as it provides a wealth of information. If you only have a few minutes, at the very least, make sure to go to the drop down menu under the “Why Us?” tab and click on “Testimonials.” They’re all from real students and parents, and speak to our commitment, as well as our success, in helping our students achieve their goals.

The best way to find out how IvySelect is different is to send a contact form and/or give me a call on my direct, toll-free line 877-489-8671. Whether you’re a student or a parent, I would love to speak with you. Really. Call, so that I can learn more about you, and let you know how our services and approach stand out and can make a meaningful difference in your college admissions process.


Michael Goran
IvySelect College Consulting
Founder, Director & Lead Educational Consultant

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Our Students Acceptances Include:

  • Harvard
  • Princeton
  • Yale
  • Penn
  • Wharton
  • Columbia
  • Brown
  • Dartmouth
  • Cornell
  • Stanford
  • Duke
  • MIT
  • Cal Tech
  • Oxford (U.K.)
  • Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Northwestern
  • Georgetown
  • Vanderbilt
  • Rice
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Emory
  • Notre Dame
  • Wake Forest
  • USC
  • Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • NYU
  • Boston College
  • Amherst
  • Williams
  • Swarthmore
  • Wesleyan
  • Bowdoin
  • Middlebury
  • Haverford
  • Wellesley
  • Vassar
  • Barnard
  • Colgate
  • Hamilton
  • Michigan
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
  • Tulane
  • Boston University
  • Rochester
  • And Many More

B.S./M.D. Acceptances Include:

  • Brown Program In Liberal Medical Education (PLME)
  • George Washington University/School of Medicine
  • Boston University/School of Medicine
  • Case Western/School of Medicine
  • Drexel/College of Medicine
  • Penn State/Jefferson Medical College
  • University of Pittsburgh/School of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth/School of Medicine

“In the end, even we were surprised at how well my daughter did – she got into nearly 90% of the 15-16 colleges she applied to, and the list included a half dozen Ivy League colleges. Michael’s contribution to my daughter’s success in college applications was invaluable.” – Father of Harvard Student
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IvySelect’s World-Class Private College Consulting Services

Admission rates at the most ultra-selective universities have dwindled into single digits. The same fiercely-competitive landscape extends to admissions at highly selective and very selective colleges. Enlisting the help of a highly experienced and knowledgeable college counselor is more critical than ever in the current milieu.

Applicants are expected to have high grades and standardized test scores. In order to stand out, students must effectively convey how their unique talents and passions in both extracurricular and academic contexts will contribute to the educational institutions to which they are applying.

IvySelect’s college consultants will guide you in building your best case for admission to your dream schools through our proprietary strategic planning. Likewise, our full range of college consulting services, including college essay help and application assistance, offer our clients the world-class guidance they need to separate themselves from the rest of the top-tier university applicant pool.

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Our Educational Consultant Specialties

We are among a small number of college admissions consulting firms that specialize in guiding high-achieving students in their admissions to the Ivy League and other top-tier universities. IvySelect also provides exceptional guidance to international students, B.S./M.D. program applicants, student-athletes, transfer students, as well as law school and medical school applicants.

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How IvySelect Is Different

In the arena of highly-competitive admissions, conventional college counseling approaches do not work. The stakes are much higher, as are the expectations of admissions committees.

A different kind of college consultant is required for students applying to elite universities. As specialists in this field, IvySelect has the talent, experience, and, quite frankly, the intelligence required to navigate the waters of Ivy League and top-tier college admissions. The personalized and comprehensive guidance that we offer translates into student success.

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Individualized Admissions Guidance For Top Students

We have an exceptionally low student-to-counselor ratio which allows us to spend much more time in helping our students develop exceptional personal statements and essays, including the array of supplemental essays required in elite university applications. Yet, it’s not just the additional time that that makes a difference. We also have the rare ability to assist our students in elevating their personal statements so that they represent applicants in the best possible light.

Working with fewer students per counselor also allows us to really get to know you. This interaction is the core of developing a superior strategic plan that we will utilize relative to your academics, extracurricular activities and, ultimately, college applications.

Having worked with countless top students like you, we are ideally positioned to provide the high-end college counseling you require. Our students have gained admission to the most selective universities in the United States, Canada and the U.K. IvySelect’s caring, individualized and expert guidance will provide you with all the tools you need to dominate the college admissions process.

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