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University of Pennsylvania
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University of Notre Dame
Great college application essays are key to receiving that fat admissions envelope. Colleges and universities use these essays to get a more well-rounded picture of each student, beyond the bare statistics provided by grades and numerical test scores. Essays are an excellent chance for applicants to show off their personalities, as well as to explain any personal circumstances that may have shaped the other elements of an application. Private colleges and universities, especially the most elite, pay particular attention to essays to search out the most stellar applicants from enormous pools, and to make certain that admitted students are a good fit for the individual culture of the school. Admissions offices have stated that essays are even more important for international applicants, for whom illustrating writing skills is crucial. While gorgeous prose alone may not save a truly flawed application, a thoughtful, well-crafted essay can often tip a student over the edge into the “admit” pile.
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Prefer to talk through ideas or writing questions? Work face-to-face with the Ivy Academic Coach on video, and also receive written detailed review and proofreading of your application essay for college admissions and scholarships.
Take your essay from rough ideas to final draft in just three days. Get help from the Ivy Academic Coach along the entire essay-writing process, from brainstorming and strategizing to final proofreading. Includes three editing and review sessions (up to $49 in savings).
Take your essay from rough ideas to final draft in under a week. Get help from the Ivy Academic Coach along the entire essay-writing process, from brainstorming and strategizing to final proofreading. Includes three editing and review sessions (up to $67 in savings).
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In 2018, Harvard University received 42,749 applications, and sent offers of admission to 2,024 lucky students — an acceptance rate of only 4.7%. That same year, Princeton admitted 5.5% of applicants. Yale, 6.3%. Stanford, 4.4%.
As families face dropping acceptance rates at both private and public college and universities around the country, applying to college is often a source of significant stress. There are exams to schedule, lists of schools to draft, essays to revise, letters of recommendation to request, test scores to boost, grades to maintain, extracurriculars in which to excel, and above all, deadlines that cannot be missed. The application process is complex, and students and families often waste hours of effort on pursuits that barely add to an application, while missing the most crucial ways to let a student shine. Work with the Ivy Academic Coach to navigate the entire process.
With admissions rates lowering each year, it’s never too early to begin planning. Receive customized guidance in choosing courses and extracurriculars, and in developing an academic edge through a well-articulated niche. Support coursework grades and exam preparation with a customized reading list and study plans. Craft the perfect balanced college list. Work with the Ivy Academic Coach to form a detailed, personalized plan to navigate any step of the admissions process.
Have an upcoming interview for college admissions? Make the most of the chance to wow your interviewer and boost your admissions chances by preparing for the interview ahead of time. While reviewing questions with family and friends is a great way to start, it often doesn’t capture the way that nerves can suddenly come into play when speaking with a stranger under pressure. Work with the Ivy Academic Coach, a former interviewer for Princeton, to practice your college interviews in a realistic way and receive individualized coaching, and present your best self at your real interview.
The college admissions process is complicated and often confusing. Work with the Ivy Academic Coach to form a detailed, personalized plan to navigate that process. Includes ongoing customized support starting in junior year through the submission of applications as a senior, including essay help, admissions exam tutoring, and interview preparation, as well as crafting the perfect, well-balanced college list for early and regular admission and planning deadlines and test dates.
As a high school senior, it’s not too late to craft the best college application strategy possible. Work with the Ivy Academic Coach to form a detailed, personalized plan to navigate the complicated college admissions process. Includes ongoing customized support throughout the year, including essay help, admissions exam tutoring, and interview preparation, as well as crafting the perfect, well-balanced college list for early and regular admission and planning deadlines and test dates, including exam retakes to boost scores.
High scores on college admissions exams like the SAT and the ACT are some of the easiest ways to improve an application. Fortunately, students a great deal of control over their scores through study and practice. The Ivy Academic Coach has helped students prepare for the SAT and the ACT from coast to coast, boosting scores significantly.
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