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Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior?

The Ivy Dean can help you prepare for college with expert advice and insights from the Ivy League. Drusilla Blackman, a former Dean of Admissions, has over 40 years of admissions experience from inside top colleges such as Harvard, Columbia, and Penn.

You likely have many questions: What classes should I take? What clubs will be helpful? What should I do over the summer? What are top colleges looking for? I have the answers to all of those questions and more. I offer students insights and strategies to successfully prepare for college. You will receive a unique college plan to improve your chances of acceptance at top, selective universities.

Services for freshman, sophomores, and juniors include:

In the past, I have helped students get accepted to the world’s most prestigious and selective pre-college programs; launch new, innovative businesses and community programs; and develop interests in a unique manner to catch the attention of top colleges.

Whether you are a current or rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior, I have services that will help you plan for college. My students have gained admission to highly selective universities. Yale, Stanford, Duke, CalTech, and MIT are just a few of the large number of success stories.

So why take a chance? I remove the mystery from college admissions!

For more information, call (845) 826-5310 or click here to contact Drusilla Blackman.


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