The IvyWise Roundtable
The IvyWise Roundtable gives students the opportunity to benefit from each of our admissions counselors by simulating the real-world admissions committee evaluation process.
What Is the IvyWise Roundtable?
The IvyWise Roundtable is a unique experience that you can’t find at any other educational consultancy. As part of our team-based approach to counseling, students benefit from the entire team’s expertise in addition to one-on-one guidance with their dedicated admissions counselor.
During the application season, our entire team of counselors meets weekly to review students’ college lists and applications, including personal statements, supplements, and more, giving students invaluable feedback before submission.
What Makes the IvyWise Roundtable So Exceptional
The holistic admissions review process is complex, and our counselors, with their extensive experience at a diverse array of colleges and universities in the US, know what goes into making these difficult admissions decisions.
The IvyWise Roundtable gives students the opportunity to have all their application materials reviewed multiple times by this mock admissions committee, giving them valuable feedback that they can’t get anywhere else.
This allows students to receive an extra layer of support from the entire team of expert admissions counselors in addition to their personalized, one-on-one counseling.
This team-based approach, along with our holistic approach to admissions counseling, has yielded fantastic results – with IvyWise students 4x more likely to gain admission to top schools in the US and abroad.
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The IvyWise Roundtable Experts
All of our counselors have at least three years of direct admissions experience, sitting in committee and making the admissions decisions in the rooms where it all happens. They use this experience to recreate the admissions committee review process, giving our students the benefit of a thorough profile and application review by the entire team well before they submit their materials to their top-choice schools. Meet some of our Roundtable counselors below:
Christine is a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at both Yale University and Georgetown University.
Scott is a former Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale University.
Tiffany is a former Assistant Director of Admission at MIT and also worked in admissions at the University of Virginia and Colgate University.
Katie is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT.
How The IvyWise Roundtable Works
Once students have drafted their applications, they submit their materials to their counselor for the upcoming IvyWise Roundtable session. During the Roundtable, IvyWise counselors recreate the committee review process that is used at top universities around the US, going through every submitted application and associated materials and discussing students’ strengths, areas of improvement, and more. Feedback is provided by the entire team of expert counselors, which is then compiled by students’ individual counselors.
Students then meet separately with their counselors to review the Roundtable feedback and come up with a strategic plan to implement all suggestions, ensuring they are submitting the strongest applications possible.
All elements of the Roundtable review process, from submitting application materials to receiving feedback from the team, are facilitated through the myIvyWise portal, giving students a user-friendly and efficient means to receive and incorporate all of the group feedback.
Who Can Participate in the IvyWise Roundtable?
Students enrolled in comprehensive programs have unlimited access to the IvyWise Roundtable, ensuring that they’re able to get the most detailed feedback throughout the entire application process.
What Students Receive Out of the Roundtable Experience
The IvyWise Roundtable provides a wide range of feedback on all aspects of the application, including, but not limited to, how personal statements could be received by admissions committees, what will stand out and what might fall flat in additional essays, how to adjust activity lists or resumes to better present a specialty, which schools on a balanced college list might actually be a higher reach than previously thought, and more.
This level of feedback can’t be found at any other educational consultancy. After receiving IvyWise Roundtable feedback, students will work one-on-one with their individual counselor to implement all changes needed in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools or programs.
Students can then reenter their materials to the IvyWise Roundtable as many times as needed in order to ensure their applications are the best representation of who they are as a student and person before submission.
What Students and Parents Say About Their Roundtable Experience