Complimentary College Admissions Consultation

In your family’s complimentary consultation, you’ll meet with our CEO, Sasha Chada, to assess how Ivy Scholars can help your family.

How Do I Prepare for a Complimentary Consultation?

Step 1

Review our services to learn about our programs.​

Step 2

Learn how our complimentary consultation works and review our pricing.

  • We’ll thoroughly review your surveys so we understand as much about you as possible before you join the meeting
  • We’ll listen to your child’s unique circumstances and your goals and concerns as parents
  • We’ll review Ivy Scholars services and how we can help you
  • We’ll plan the logistics of our engagement. How frequently will we meet? How long will lessons take? When will you be updated on progress?
  • You’ll be provided an enrollment link at the end of our meeting to start working with Ivy Scholars, and a Parent-Student Handbook to help you start on the right track.

As one of Texas’ premiere firms, Ivy Scholars charges $400/hour, billed in 10-hour retainers.

Candidacy Building: Students generally take 25-35 hours over the course of 4-8 months (juniors), 12-16 months (sophomores), or 18-24 months (freshmen). The average total cost for Candidacy Building ranges from $10,000-$14,000.

College Applications: Students who have not participated in the Candidacy Building program generally take 15-25 hours to complete their first school, and 40-60 hours to complete applications to their target and reach universities, typically between ten and twenty institutions. The average total cost for College Applications ranges from $16,000-$24,000.

Joint Program: When students graduate from the Candidacy Building program into the College Applications program, they generally complete the program in half the time (8-12 hours to complete their first school, 20-30 hours to complete all college applications). This reduces their total average cost by $8,000-$12,000. Average costs for students doing both Candidacy Building and College Applications range from $18,000-$26,000.

Test Prep: Students generally take 10-30 hours over 3-9 months, depending on the range between the student’s starting score and goal score. Alex Nelson, Ivy Scholars’ Director of Test Prep, will provide your family a more precise quote after his third meeting with your student.

Step 3

Parents fill out the Parent Intake Form; Students fill out the Student Intake Form. Both need to be completed before you schedule a complimentary consultation.

Step 4

Choose a date and time below for your complimentary one-hour consultation. We strongly encourage the student and both parents to attend.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

Select an appointment time to meet with Sasha Chada

Become Our Next Success Story

"Ivy Scholars was a huge help during the college application process. Sasha is brilliant! He understood me so quickly and helped me discover things about myself I never considered."
"Thank you Sasha and Mateo for helping me so much with the whole college application process! From the beginning, Sasha was always there to help me. Whenever I had questions" about the Common App, I would shoot him and email or call him and he'd be able to respond thoroughly."
Wendy Y.
Below is my son's review. He was accepted to his dream Ivy League school!

From an admitted student's perspective, I am incredibly grateful to have met Sasha - he has been instrumental in helping me achieve my educational dreams (Ivy League), all while being an absolute joy (he's a walking encyclopedia, only funnier!) to work with.

Many people are dissuaded from seeking a college counselor because they think they can get into their desired college(s) either way. Honestly, going that route is a bit short-sighted and can jeopardize your odds of acceptances after years of hard work. The sad truth is, the American education system (even if you attend a fancy private school and ESPECIALLY if you go to a public school) doesn't really tell students how to write a compelling and authentic application. Going into the admissions process alone, without speaking with an advisor, is like going to court without a lawyer - you put yourself at a significant disadvantage because you don't have all the facts in front of you, or the help you need to negotiate the system.

That said, you need a good lawyer just like you need a good college counselor. And that's where Sasha distinguishes himself from the crowd of people claiming they'll get you into Harvard. I came to Sasha worried about and frankly dumbfounded by the college admissions process. I was unsure what to write about and how to go about drafting the essay that perfectly captured my passion, interests, and self. And I was highly skeptical that anyone could really help me. But, damn, did Sasha prove me wrong. From the beginning, Sasha amazed me with his understanding of the process, and ability to lend clarity and direction to me when I desperate needed it. After interviewing me about my background, experiences, activities, outlook, and vision, he helped me see qualities about myself I had not previously considered 'unique' or 'stand-out.' This process of understanding myself was so incredibly important in laying the groundwork for the essays I eventually wrote, and I'm certain I would've drafted boring, inauthentic essays without it.

Looking back, Sasha's talent is that he can see where your strengths lie, even when you don't see them. The truth is, although we don't always realize it, everyone has a unique story to tell. Sasha helped me see mine, and with his big-picture insight I was able to write the application that truly encapsulated my life and vision. He inspired me to dig deeper and write better, challenging me to revise and revise until my essays were the most passionate and authentic work I had ever written. As clichéd as that sounds, that's really what universities are looking for. In retrospect, it makes sense - in the real world passionate (not simply intelligent) individuals are the ones who make a difference in the world, and those are the individuals colleges would like to have associated with their brand.

In the end, I was accepted to the college of my dreams, a feat I could not have achieved without the direction Sasha lent to me. Essays (and the personal narrative you develop through your application) matter so much, and can literally make or break your application. I have seen so many of my 'qualified' friends receive rejections because they wrote contrived essays that didn't truly represent who they were; conversely, I have also seen so many friends with shorter resumes accepted because they were able to articulate their story in a genuinely passionate and authentic way - I fall into the latter category.

As a former admissions officer at Johns Hopkins, Sasha knows what types of essays jibe well with universities, an invaluable asset to have in the admissions process. He is responsive, flexible, creative, positive, and witty. For anyone who is serious about going into the college admissions process informed and prepared, I highly recommend Sasha.
Arda E.
I used Ivy Scholars to mainly help me with college applications. Within weeks of using this service, Sasha was able to simplify the already complex process. When it came to writing the Common App essay, Sasha didn’t just help with grammar and syntax, he brought my essays to life. Sasha also worked tirelessly to help solidify my extracurricular activities, including research and internship opportunities. Without his help, I would have never had an impressive resume.

Sasha is not only an extremely knowledgeable tutor, but also a genuine brother figure. His guidance, throughout my last two years of high school, was everything I needed to get me an acceptance letter from my dream schools (UC Berkeley, Tufts, Emory).

When it came to testing, Ivy Scholars worked like a charm. Sasha offered a very comprehensive plan when it came to completely acing my standardized tests. Without his test taking strategies I would have never gotten straight 5s on my AP tests and a 35 on the ACT.

Working with Sasha, I didn’t just become a good student, I became a genuine scholar.
Samson S.
We worked with Ivy Scholars during my son's senior year. I was concerned that we may be too late to take advantage of college advising but the Ivy Scholars team quickly and confidently directed us through the steps to ensure no deadlines were missed. Sasha's knowledge about schools, what they looked for in candidates, and how to maneuver the application process was invaluable. Mateo and Ryan worked with my son to help him create an essay that would get noticed and I am so appreciative he had their guidance.

Prior to securing Ivy Scholars, we tried using a less-expensive online service which was a terrible experience. As a parent, Ivy Scholars brought peace of mind to an area that was frankly overwhelming. This service was invaluable in the knowledge that we gained throughout the process. He has also met with my freshman daughter to provide guidance for her high school courses, career paths, extracurricular activities, and more.

Prior to signing with Ivy Scholars, I tried a less expensive online service and was very disappointed.

As a result of our work with Ivy Scholars, I am pleased to say that my son will be attending Stern Business School at New York University this fall! I highly recommend Ivy Scholars. Highly recommend!