Our first step in crafting an exceptional college application is understanding what admissions officers are looking for. Before beginning any writing, your student and their mentor will spend two hours understanding what happens behind the scenes in admissions offices. Next, they will compose their college list based on each student’s needs and abilities.
Most colleges weigh 25% of their admissions decision on a student’s extracurricular involvement and character. The goal of phase 2 is to leverage your student’s unique stories and interests to craft an activities and honors list that highlights their achievements and ambitions.
Admissions offices use supplemental essays to determine whether students align with the values, mission, and vision of their institution. Sadly, this means many qualified students are weeded out. At Ivy Scholars, we know exactly what each school is looking for. Stanford, for example, wants to see students learning for the sake of learning. In Phase 4, we use our knowledge of what schools want to help students demonstrate how they will fit with each institution using their supplemental essays.
Submitting college applications is just the beginning. After submission, we’ll help your family apply for financial aid, guide your student through their course selection, and make sure your student is ready to ace their admissions interview. Finally, we’ll take your student through our final lesson: How to College*.
*Laundry lessons not included.
more likely to get into their top-choice school.
We help student where they come to us, from longer engagements, beginning in Junior year and working through the summer:
To shorter, more focused engagements, beginning in the summer or at the start of senior year:
Even if you think it’s too late, we can still help you make your collegiate dreams come true; we work with students even if they come to us after the Early round of decisions is passed: