High School Students
College Admissions Assistance and Consulting
Want to get into your dream university? At IvyWise, our team of former admissions officers has over 300 years of direct admissions experience. They know what it takes to stand out when applying to college.
IvyWise College Counselors Can Guide You Every Step of the Way
Colleges consider all four years of high school grades, courses, activities, summer plans, and awards when reviewing applicants, so it’s important to start the college preparation process as early as possible. At IvyWise, our programs are tailored to fit each student, no matter what stage of the college admission process they are in – or where they live. Whether your student is in 8th grade wondering which classes to take as high school approaches or a senior already engaged in the college application process, IvyWise offers comprehensive yet customizable college counseling programs to help guide students through the entire process – or the specific areas where you need the most support.
Here’s how we work with students
IvyWise students are 4x more likely to gain admission to top colleges in the US and abroad.
91% of IvyWise students gained admission into one or more of their three, top-choice schools in 2021.
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IvyWise College Counseling Programs – Expert College Admissions Guidance From Start to Finish
In an IvyWise program, your expert college admissions counselor will work with your student to build their profile throughout high school and provide comprehensive support throughout the entirety of the college application process. Even if you come to us later in your college admissions journey, your student will benefit from comprehensive college admissions and application support throughout the entire process.
Building a Profile
|Refine coursework plans, testing schedules, and extracurricular activities|
|Identify and recommend extracurricular and summer activities, as well as internship opportunities|
|Facilitate or improve teacher relationships, and ultimately select teachers for letters of recommendation|
|Plan for and prioritize college visits, including preparing for college interviews|
|Research appropriate colleges and develop a balanced list of colleges based on your student’s needs and desires|
|Keep your student on task to complete all components of the college application|
|Brainstorm, draft, edit and revise the personal statement and any supplements in order to perfect them and pull together cohesive, compelling applications|
|Evaluate offers of admission as well as develop a strategy for waitlist and deferral decisions|
IvyWise Students Benefit from the Entire Team’s Expertise – Something No One Else Offers
During the application process, students work with their counselors to complete their individual applications. Applications are then submitted to the IvyWise Roundtable, which is a mock admissions committee, for feedback from our entire counseling team – benefiting from over 300 years of collective admissions experience. The IvyWise Roundtable reviews all aspects of each application, providing constructive feedback that enables students to implement critical changes before submitting and put forward their best possible applications.
Once decisions are in, students will have support from their individual counselors in deciding where to enroll and guidance on how to handle deferral and waitlist decisions, if applicable.
IvyWise Short-Term Programs for College Admissions
Looking for expert feedback in a fast-tracked, targeted program? IvyWise offers short-term senior programs that give families access to expert college application advice to help students prepare their applications, or even offer guidance after their applications are done. While these programs don’t include access to the IvyWise Roundtable, students still benefit from personalized guidance from a member of our team of admissions experts.
Application Boot Camp – Assistance with Your College Application
The IvyWise Application Boot Camp is ideal for students who are coming to us later in the process and want to tap into IvyWise’s counseling services in a focused, fast-tracked, and affordable program. Seniors will work with an IvyWise counselor on all aspects of the Common Application, including personal and activity statements, as well as the supplement for a top-choice school.
You’ve already completed your Common Application and the supplement to your top-choice school, but are you sure it’s ready for submission? Get your application read by a former admissions officer before it really counts! An IvyWise counselor will provide comprehensive evaluation of all application aspects and make suggestions for improvement.
Are you submitting a portfolio with your college applications? The IvyWise Portfolio Review gives students a thorough, expert review of all elements of their completed portfolio and, if required, an artist’s statement by a former admissions officer and artist who reviewed applications and portfolios for both undergraduate and graduate-level art programs. After a student has submitted all materials to be reviewed, they will schedule a session with our expert IvyWise counselor who will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the portfolio/artist’s statement and make suggestions for improvement.
Deferral and Waitlist Consultations
You’ve already completed the admissions process and the results are in – but they’re not what you expected. IvyWise counselors provide expert insight into what comes next. They will review all of the student’s application materials and provide a strategic plan to help maximize the chances of admission.
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