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IvyWise has been in business for over 14 years and our team has over 100 years of combined experience. We have worked with thousands of students. In 2012, 92% of our students got into one or more of their three top choice schools and, in our entire 14-year history, only four students have ever transferred from their original school.
Every student receives the benefit of our entire team’s expertise. The team, comprised of recent directors of admissions as well as application readers from highly selective colleges, works together to review and give feedback on your student’s application essays, resume, and college list.
IvyWise works with students in 33 different countries. We work in person (in New York or anywhere in the world), by phone, and by Internet video. Our online program, ApplyWise, allows the student, counselor, and parents to follow the student’s progress together, communicate, and collaborate 24/7.
Experience and Ongoing Professional Development
Our counselors regularly tour colleges, attend conferences, and keep up with the latest developments in admissions. We speak at industry conferences and to other professional organizations, and write and publish articles. We keep our fingers on the pulse of college admissions. Subscribe to our free newsletter today.
We offer many services (short-term and long-term programs), a variety of counselors, and multiple price points based on program length and counselor experience. We will design a program to fit your particular needs and budget. Our students are our number one priority and we strive to find the best fit for your family. Flexible payment options and the opportunity to upgrade or downgrade your student's program helps your family make the most of the IvyWise experience.
Admissions is about more than just test scores and grades. Colleges and other schools want to meet students who will make a valuable contribution to the campus community. The IvyWise methodology empowers students to identify and utilize their strengths and interests to make an impact in their community.
Our counselors, limited to working with ten seniors at a time, really get to know their students and provide personalized attention and guidance. Please note that long-term programs fill up well in advance, so sign up today!
Students Beyond Applications
We help students with more than just admissions. The IvyWise process helps students identify and achieve their academic and personal goals, guiding them throughout their time in high school. We help students develop academic tools for lifelong success that will serve them in college and in the professional world.
Range of Services
In addition to admissions counseling, IvyWise has a team of master tutors to provide the most efficient and effective standardized test prep and academic subject tutoring. We can also pair you with athletic counselors, post-graduate counselors (gap-year counselors), learning disabilities specialists, and admissions counselors in other countries. Our expert research team can provide your student with customized, in-depth research on academic opportunities, summer programs, extracurricular activities, schools, and more. This research can guide your student in preparing for interviews, applications, campus visits, and essay writing, and also help your student identify the programs that will best match his or her interests and goals.
Standards of Ethics and Good Practice
IvyWise strictly adheres to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Statement of Principles of Good Practice and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Principles of Good Practice. Dr. Cohen is a Professional Member of IECA and a full member of NACAC. All of our college counselors are members of NACAC and/or IECA.
"Our son was accepted to the University of Michigan, Tulane, University of Chicago, and his first choice school, the University of Pennsylvania, all by mid-December."
Parent, New Jersey
Son accepted Early Decision to the University of Pennsylvania, 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.