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Transfer Assistance

You want to transfer. We have the insight to help it happen!

College Essays

The Ivy Dean can guide you through the transfer process to any college. Drusilla Blackman has extensive Ivy League admissions experience and will help you get accepted as a transfer student to top colleges.

Here is a list of common freshman application mistakes and how we help you correct them.

Your original application may not have been ‘positioned’ properly and your unique qualities that would have made you attractive to your colleges of choice were not evident.

My specialty is identifying your ‘hook’ and helping you bring it forth in the application.

You may have written your essays in a manner that didn’t convey that you were a good ‘fit’ for the institution.

I will work with you both to select the topics to write about and to edit your written product so that it communicates the qualities that are valued most by institutions.

Your letters of recommendation might not have been strong or supportive enough. These letters are a key aspect of your application and, unbeknownst to you, a carelessly written letter can make the difference between being accepted or not.

I know how to help you provide your recommenders with the information they need to produce the strongest and most supportive letters for your application.

There may have been weaknesses in your application that you were not aware of.

As the former Dean of Admissions at several highly selective colleges, I have taught my staff to review your credentials in the same way that an admissions officer would. I am able to assist you in directly and adequately addressing any weaknesses that might have influenced the admissions decision in the past.

Interested in receiving personal transfer assistance? Call (845) 826-5310 or fill out the form below to contact Drusilla Blackman.

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