College Admissions

One-on-One Counseling

We at IvyBound Consulting are methodical planners. We leave nothing by chance because there is too much at stake. We understand applying to college is an overwhelming process– with too many deadlines to meet, numerous college application action items to check off, and an enormous amount of students applying to the same college. So, how do you set yourself apart?

With our comprehensive admissions planning and preparation, each student’s strengths are highlighted and promoted to create a stellar application that expresses the individuality of the student, helping the applicant to stand out. IvyBound admissions advisor will help you through the entire process, so when the time comes for you to put your best application forward, you have a strategic competitive edge.

We will help you plan ahead, stand out from your competition, and be Collegebound with IvyBound!

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Ivybound’s College Admissions Services

Our services are divided into two major components of the college application process. Both constituents are building blocks to craft a strong college application and empower you to become a candidate that the colleges cannot resist. With all the necessary steps followed, you will be a sure admit to the colleges that are the “best fit” for you!

College Pre-Application Planning

For Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Most people forget that Grades 9, 10, and 11 are important years to build what is required to be written in the application– the classes you choose, the right set of extracurriculars, summer activities, and most importantly, do you demonstrate an academic passion?

IvyBound Advisors will work with you to create your personalized Pre-Application Program, consisting of:

Academic Passion
Identify an academic passion or field of study, will be the key theme that ties all activities of the student to the college application.
Academic Classes
Create a 4-year academic plan of coursework that is challenging yet manageable, and best suits the academic niche of the student, eliminating classes that are superfluous and don’t match your goal.
Extracurricular Activity Planning
Recommend appropriate activities that will help the student stand apart from the competition. Remove weak activities that are time-consuming and do not help the application.
Community Service Planning
Determine which community service work would be the best fit for the student according to the student’s area of passion.
Leadership Planning
Explore ways to demonstrate leadership qualities, an appealing quality to colleges.
Summer Activities
Craft an insightful and compelling summer, by choosing activities that showcase the student’s academic passion. Rule out inessential activities that colleges do not care for.
Testing Roadmap

Create a well thought-out plan for when to take SAT/ACT exams, SAT Subject testsand AP/IB exams (if applicable) so that the student is not pressured in 11th grade to take all tests.

Contests & Awards
Select specific contests and awards the student should apply for, another data set that looks excellent on the college application.
College Visits
Set up optimal times to visit colleges, and evaluate fit of the college.

College Application Preparation

For Seniors

With three years (grades 9, 10, 11) of planning and preparation, the student (grade 12) is well prepared for the college application process. We will hone in on the student’s specific needs to create a powerful application that enables them to stand out from the rest.

IvyBound Advisors will work with you to craft your personalized Application Program, consisting of:

Academic Passion
Align the student’s academic passion to the choice of a college major.
College Visits
Finish visiting colleges, and narrowing a list of colleges of choice.
Best Fit Colleges
Finalize a balanced list of colleges that are a good match for the student, including some reach, target, and likely schools.
Activity Sheet
Create an activity sheet which displays the academic and extracurricular successes the student has had from grades 9 to 12. The pre-application strategic planning will help the student have a powerful list that is a sure stand out.
Final Testing
Assess the top test scores of standardized tests to send to colleges, keeping in mind of Score Choice and superscore.
College Applications
Assist in answering the questions on the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Solve any problem areas that might arise.
Personal Essay
Brainstorm unique and effective essay ideas. Craft a distinct narrative that presents the “uniqueness” of the applicant.
Supplemental Essays
Help to strategically answer supplemental questions and essays, specific to the college at hand.
Letter of Recommendations
Identify teachers, counselor, and/or a coach who may be your best advocates. Enable them to write stellar letters of recommendation.
Interviews
Prepare for the interview by studying a list of frequently asked questions. Learn inside tips to impress the interviewer.
Deferral or Waitlisted
Address ways to approach the college when deferred or waitlisted.
Gap Year
Which academic or non-academic activities to consider when taking a gap year, to improve your chances of admission when you do apply to college.
Admission Decisions
Evaluate college admissions options once you are admitted.

Hear from our students and their parents

Ruchi’s students and their parents call Ruchi, “An admissions advisor who goes the extra mile to give me personal attention and ensure me the best possible admissions outcome.”

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Ritu
New York

Ruchi helped my daughter edit her essays. She was very prompt in providing in-depth feedback, all of which was very targeted. Her feedback applied to the school she helped my daughter with specifically, which helped her break out of the generic supplemental essay model which we found my daughter sliding into. Ruchi also helped my daughter edit her main Common App essay. Her feedback on that was invaluable and got to the heart of the purpose of the Common App and what is most effective for a personal statement. Ruchi gave us individualized attention and was accessible throughout the process. My daughter was admitted to her top choice, Columbia University, so Ruchi’s assistance was valuable!

high school admissons

Jacob’s mom, Marybell 
New York

Last year, I didn’t know college consultants existed. 
A year later, I requested a consultation with Ruchi to ask basic questions, get an understanding and try to map it out myself. I immediately felt calm, connected and acquired lots of information. Shortly after leaving her office, I realized that I couldn’t do this process without her nor want to. As a single mom, I want to hold onto the special relationship I have with my son. I want these last two years to be as harmonious as possible. Having someone qualified, intelligent and thoughtful will help keep the peace.  Thank you. My son could not be in better hands.

high school admissons

Mahika & Mihikaa
New Jersey

Thank you IvyBound Consulting for guiding me to make a specific schedule for junior and senior year. It really helped in the planning process which will create a successful pathway for college, careers, and my future.
Thank you Mrs. Ruchi S. Kothari for sitting with my sister and I and giving us useful insight about the college process, SAT tips, etc. which we would not have been able to take advantage of. We also created a planned schedule filled with SAT dates, AP Exams, and more so it allows us to have ample time to prepare and do our best.

"Ruchi’s mission in life is to help each and every child reach their educational potential."

With our comprehensive admissions planning and preparation, each student's strengths are highlighted and promoted to create a stellar application that expresses the individuality of the student, helping the applicant to stand out. IvyBound admissions advisors will help you through the entire process, so when the time comes for you to put your best application forward, you have a strategic competitive edge.


What’s Included in the Package

College Pre-Application Planning

For Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Student In-take form for IvyBound Advisors to better understand your admissions needs.
Includes a one-hour (1 hour out of your package) initial assessment of your activities, test scores, grades, and courses.
Recommendation report on ways to improve your college admissions strategy.
Personalized one-on-one counseling, acootrding to your needs.
Finding holes in your college admissions strategy and strengthening them.

College Application Preparation

For Seniors

Student In-take form for IvyBound Advisors to better understand your admissions needs.
Includes a one-hour (1 hour out of your package) initial assessment of your activities, test scores, grades, and courses.
Recommendation report on ways to improve your college admissions strategy.
Personalized one-on-one counseling, acootrding to your needs.
Finding holes in your college admissions strategy and strengthening them.


Results

Our students have been admitted to the best colleges and Universities around the world, including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, University of Chicago, MIT, Boston College, Northwestern, New York University, Barnard, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, UC San Deigo, Northeastern, and more.

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