We are one of the best college counseling firms in the world. In this momentous and transitional time in your life, you deserve the best level of assistance to take you through the college admissions process. Working with our college counseling you will have precisely the resource you need to maximize your competitive stature to top-tier colleges and succeed.

What Does a College Admissions Counselor Do?

A college admissions counselor is an expert that heightens your chance of admission using strategic planning and their experience within the college admissions process. From identifying the right colleges, career counseling, college essay help, to letters of recommendation and more, your college counselor can guide you in the right direction. 

Your Ivy league college consultant will act as your guide and mentor, providing you with our years of experience and accumulated knowledge, in order to alleviate your stress and maximize your competitive stature as an applicant to your dream schools.

57% of our students in 2020 will attend a school ranked in the Top 10 National Universities by U.S. News Best Colleges
100% of our students in 2020 will attend their 1st or 2nd top-choice school
100% of our students in 2020 will attend schools ranked in the Top 25 National Universities by U.S. News Best Colleges

Get The Help You Need From Our Top College Admissions Counselors

As the college admissions landscape has become increasingly more competitive with each passing year, parents and students have increasingly turned to college admissions counselors for help. Consider that the University of Chicago in 2004 had a 40% admit rate. That’s right! The current #6 ranked national university in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings admitted 4 out of every 10 students. In 2018, their admit rate was a minuscule 7%.

This trend is not limited to the Ivy League and Ivy Peer schools like UChicago. A few years back, Tulane University’s admit rate was about 30%. In 2019, their admit rate dropped to 11%. NYU also went from admitting students at a rate of about a third of their applicants to 16% for the class of 2023. In the last few years, too, Boston University and Northeastern have broken the sub-20% admission barrier that generally characterizes colleges as being “highly selective.”

No wonder that, with the growing selectivity of popular universities, families have increasingly turned to individuals in the field of college admissions counseling to navigate the complexities and competitiveness of the admissions process.

We would posit, however, that not all college admissions counselors are created equal. To truly rise to the pinnacle of the college counseling profession, a rare combination of attributes is necessary. Our independent educational consultants (IECs) are that rare breed.

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What to Expect From Your Meeting With Your College Admissions Counselor

In our initial complimentary conversation over the phone, via Skype, via Zoom or whatever your preferred method of communication, we’ll spend time getting to know you by asking questions about your academics, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, fields of interest and your background. We’ll share with you what makes IvySelect different and better – our philosophy, our individualized and comprehensive process working with a limited number of students, how we conduct our meetings, where and how we bring the greatest “value adds” and, of course, we’ll answer your questions.

We think it’s also important to add that we tend to spend a great deal of our time in this “meet and greet” conversation, often much more time than our competitors. We don’t set a 20-minute time limit. In order to learn more about you and where we sense a good fit, our complimentary discussion may run for an hour. We’re generous with our time at the very beginning of the process and continue to provide that same level of “high touch” experience throughout. You’ll get a feel for how we conduct our meetings and the care we take throughout your college admissions process.

Once you begin your meetings with your college admissions counselor, you’ll find that same level of detail and analysis. We meet, normally via Skype videoconferencing, in order to have a hands-on, roll up your sleeves, synergistic experience with our students. This approach allows us to really drill down in our discussions, avoid confusion and brainstorm ideas. With essays, for example, we have found this individualized, personal interaction to be far superior to simply sending your personal statements back and forth via email with notes and comments. In that rich, personal environment, our students are able to articulate their ideas and we can share ours, with the result that our students engage and thrive.

We’d love to share our expertise and make your college admissions process memorable, fun and successful. To get started with us, fill out one of the contact forms on the site, give us a call, or email us at [email protected].

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Our college counselors are highly experienced in the world of admissions and they know what they’re doing. Michael Goran and our team will guide you through the college admissions process so that you maximize your competitive admissions stature.