College Consulting Service

College Planning

The goal of Ivy Talent’s college planning service is to clearly define and guide students through the steps they must take before applying to college while helping them to develop new skills. Working with professional education consultants throughout the process, students are actively engaged in this process. All consulting is personalized and tailored for each individual student.

College planning and advising begins once a student is enrolled in high school. From 9th through 11th grades, students work with planning consultants before transitioning to focusing on the college application process in the 2nd half of 11th grade or beginning of 12th grade.

All students in the college planning program at Ivy Talent Education utilize our online planning platform. This system allows students to track progress, communicate goals and information, view meeting notes, and take assessments while sharing this information with their families.

Working with Ivy Talent’s college planning consultants, students will develop their skills in many key areas including:

  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Global awareness
  • Organization
  • Self-awareness
  • Personal Development like trying new activities and learning about new areas
  • Becoming motivated and engaged learners
  • Effective communication and collaboration in an academic setting

Ivy Talent’s college planning consultants provide guidance in all of the different aspects required for student success in high school and beyond, including, but not limited to the following areas:

Course Selection

Ivy Talent’s consultants work with students on their course selections each year or semester, taking into account the balance between academic challenges and GPA.

Academic Analysis

Ivy Talent’s consultants have regular discussions about academic performance with students and their families. Academic performance analysis reports are created in order to provide clear academic improvement advice and suggestions for solving problems.

Academic Support

The Ivy Talent consultants will communicate directly with schoolteachers, tutors, and other academic staff to understand the student’s learning progress, provide suggestions on how to solve problems, and coordinate extra help or additional tutoring / academic support as needed. Ivy Talent’s consultants work with students to help them make decisions about high school courses related to programs they are thinking about majoring in during college. If a student has not yet considered or does not know what they would like to major in during college, Ivy Talent’s consulting team will work with them and help them determine their interests through discussion, personality, and academic assessments.

Leadership Development

Students are instructed on how to actively participate in their school's internal leadership positions and develop organizational leadership skills.

Vacation Activity Guidance

Based on their individual interests, students will be given guidance in selecting and applying to summer vacation activities, including but not limited to high-quality summer camps, summer schools, internships or interest development projects.

Contest & Competition Guidance

Based on each student’s academic interests and soft skills, students are encouraged to participate in both in-school and external competitions in humanities, writing, art, mathematics, science and other disciplines.

College Application

Students in their senior year of high school work with Ivy Talent’s college application team. This process involves creating a school selection list, brainstorming and editing personal statements and supplemental essays, and preparing for interviews. Ivy Talent’s college consultants work with each student individually to help them find schools that are the best fit, based on the subjects they would like to major in and their academic needs. All application services are customized to fit the needs of each individual student and their family.

Ivy Talent’s college application consulting provides guidance in the following areas:

  • Student / family initial school selection review. Provide feedback and information about other schools that may be a good fit for the student.
  • Provide school recommendations and later a final list of best-fit schools with likelihood of acceptance information
  • Create a to-do list to help manage deadlines
  • Provide assistance and feedback about crafting a Common Application / school system specific application to best represent a student’s academic and extracurricular talents and skills
  • Create strategies and recommendations for Early Decision / Early Action vs Regular Decision
  • Personal statement and supplemental essay brainstorming / discussion, editing, and review
  • Provide support and information on obtaining the best teacher recommendations and other references
  • SAT / ACT / SAT II Subject Test Preparation strategies and tutoring
  • Interview Preparation (tailored to alumni, admissions officer, or video interview style)
  • Provide support in the waitlist process

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