Empowering students to live up to their highest possible potential, both academically and personally.
IvyWise is the leading educational consulting company dedicated to providing comprehensive admissions counseling and tutoring services to students and their families worldwide - from pre-kindergarten through prep schools, from colleges and universities to graduate and professional schools.
IvyWise is recognized for its expertise, excellent track record and collaborative counseling approach. IvyWise motivates and empowers students to reach their academic and personal goals while eliminating the stress commonly associated with the admissions process. IvyWise has been supporting families since 1998, working with students from over 33 countries.
Dr. Katherine Cohen, Founder and CEO
Dr. Katherine Cohen (known as "Dr. Kat" to her students) is one of the leading independent college admissions counselors in the world and the founder and CEO of IvyWise.
Dr. Kat's path to counseling was inspired by of a love of working with students. Dr. Kat had been both a tutor and university instructor, but it was reading applications for Yale University that made her realize she wanted to help students from the other side of the desk. Immediately after completing her Ph.D. at Yale, Dr. Kat enrolled in UCLA Extension's College Counseling Certificate course and subsequently started IvyWise.
IvyWise has expanded to include a team of experienced professionals who work with students around the globe. The company is proud to offer services extending beyond college admissions, helping students from pre-school to K-12 to graduate school with their admissions counseling and tutoring needs.
For over 14 years, IvyWise has been dedicated to helping students find the schools that will be a good fit for them, where they will be happy and succeed. IvyWise has helped over one thousand students reach their goals, with less than .5% of all students ever transferring from their original schools (the average annual transfer rate is estimated to be 33%).
"IvyWise was a fantastic investment in our child's future."
Parent, New York, NY
Daughter accepted to Harvard College, Class of 2014
In the News
April 2, 2013 Watch Dr. Katherine Cohen on Huffington Post Live discussing wait list tips and other college admissions information at decision time.