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The Ivy Dean’s 2016 College Success

The Ivy Dean had another successful year of college acceptances! For the 2015-2016 college admissions cycle, all of my students got accepted to a top college and many to the Ivy League.

Among the many acceptances, The Ivy Dean’s students got accepted to colleges such as:

  • Columbia
  • Harvard
  • Cornell
  • Duke
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Tufts
  • Northeastern
  • Wellesley
  • Dartmouth
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wharton – UPenn
  • Vanderbilt
  • NYU
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Emory
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Washington University – St. Louis
  • Brandeis
  • University of Chicago
  • Boston University

The Ivy Dean works with a small group of students each year that apply to select colleges of their choice. For a full list of success stories, click here.

Our success is based on a process I call Application Positioning, a service offered only by The Ivy Dean. Positioning is the identification of a student’s talent, ability, interest, or experience that will ensure they stand out in a competitive applicant pool. Then, I develop an entire college strategy centered on a student’s unique Positioning, which includes their college list, application essays, and supplemental materials. After reviewing thousands of applications at colleges such as Harvard and Columbia, I know the strategies that stand out and what mistakes to avoid—significantly increasing my students’ success.

If you are interested in being among the next class of students to be accepted to a top college, you may click here to contact The Ivy Dean to learn more information.


On paper, I am by no means a perfect student. However, thanks to my Application Positioning, I was able to maximize the strengths that I bring to a college to compensate for other factors. Thanks to The Ivy Dean Team, I will be attending Princeton University, my dream school, in the fall.

Douglas R. – Princeton University

Dee provided excellent advice and guidance throughout the application process. Her overall expertise in admissions, professionalism and warmth made the experience a great one. I was thrilled that I was accepted to several of the most selective colleges in the country and will be attending Stanford in the fall.”

Laurel P. – Stanford University
It's my pleasure to inform you that I've been admitted to my first choice college: the University of Southern California. My dream is becoming reality! I am thrilled to get the chance to belong to the USC and to start a new adventure there. It is also thanks to your great help that I've been accepted, I'm very grateful! Thank you so much for everything.
Sonia G. – From Switzerland
Our son and daughter wanted to go to colleges in the same city but they had different interests and different strengths. She matched them each with their ideal college, one Columbia University and the other NYU, and worked to get them admitted. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Niki and Roger S.
I was a serious student but also wanted a university where I could continue competitive cycling. There weren't many schools that met my needs and fit my personality. From her experience, she was able to hone right in on what became my first choice school. I graduated last year and the entire college experience was awesome.
Colin J.
My parents and I didn't know how helpful it could be to have someone who understood things from the inside working with us. Ms. Blackman was able to identify just what would make me the most attractive candidate to colleges.
Bob M. – Harvard University