No matter where a student is from, what their grades are, or which school they are applying to, navigating the college application process from start to finish can be a difficult and stressful experience. The more competitive a school is, the harder the process becomes for students and their families – unless they have dedicated support.
The Ivy Dean are leaders in college admissions counseling. Since 2009, we have helped hundreds of students apply to, and gain acceptance at, their top colleges. Nearly 100% of our students have been very satisfied while working with one of our experienced admissions advisors, thanks to the comprehensive, expert advice that we provide. In fact, The Ivy Dean was created by President Drusilla Blackman, former Dean of Admissions at Harvard University, Columbia University and New Jersey State University.
We are pleased to provide the following services to students in their senior year of high school, regardless of which school or schools they are applying to:
We will determine which of your achievements will make you stand out in a competitive applicant pool.
We will routinely assess academic performance to strengthen your academic profile.
We will help you select classes to emphasize your strengths and overcome any weaknesses.
We will guide you on the best presentation of your test scores to your top colleges.
We will offer strategies to offset lower test scores.
We will guide you in selecting interesting and unique school-year activities.
We will develop a custom approach to community service that will be attractive to top colleges.
We will provide advice for how to spend school breaks to maximize your chances of acceptance.
We will help you to identify, and get accepted to, impressive summer programs that build your profile.
We will advise you on strategic professional activities that demonstrate your diverse abilities and potential.
We will help you create a list of reach, target, and safety colleges that align with your interests and academic profile.
We will guide you through the process of writing a main essay that is creative, powerful, and will capture the attention of an admissions office.
We will assist with writing college-specific supplemental essays with strong, unique and compelling content.
We will offer extensive guidance for writing well-written and captivating student essays of all types.
We will provide insights to present your awards, honors, and distinctions in the most meaningful way.
We will assist you in selecting and describing your activities to capture the attention of top colleges.
Letters of Recommendation
We will share tools and tips to help you receive strong letters of recommendation.
We will offer advice for developing relationships with the teachers who will write your recommendations.
We will provide you with tools, resources, and practice that replicate a real college interview.
We will ensure that your unique Application Positioning™ is reflected throughout your application.
We will review each of your college applications before submission to identify areas for improvement.
Not a senior? We also work with freshmen, sophomores and juniors. To learn more about The Ivy Dean’s services for underclassmen, please click here.
You can also click here to read our most frequently asked questions about The Ivy Dean’s college admissions services.
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.
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.”