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Ways to Stand Out with the Ivies

November 5, 2019

 

As a private college admissions advisor serving Brentwood, TN, Franklin, TN, and Nashville, TN, I meet students every year who have high hopes for attending a top tier ivy league university. That is wonderful to have such ambitious goals! That being said, it’s very important that students understand that a lot goes into ivy league applications—more than grades and test scores. The reality is that being a part of 6 clubs, playing a few team sports, and volunteering here and there at an animal shelter is not going to be a compelling reason for an ivy league institution to admit you. The students that I see admitted into ivy league colleges really take time to self-reflect and get to know themselves and what they wish to contribute to a campus community. This is often articulated via the essay and resume. Many ivy league schools require, on average, 3-7 additional supplemental essays. It’s important that students approach these essays as strategic as possible and that they do their research ahead of time. College essay help is available to students looking to boost their college admission chances. Although I’m a private college admissions coach and educational consultant based out of Brentwood, TN, Franklin, TN, and Nashville, TN, I offer support to students out of state via interactive video conferencing. Below are some tips that students should keep in mind when putting their applications together.

 

 

 

  1. Know yourself. What are you inspired by? What do you hope to accomplish in life? Show depth to your application.

  2. Don’t procrastinate. Students who are serious about earning admission into top tier and ivy league universities often begin thinking about the process well before their peers. Planning out enrichment opportunities, research, internships, and ways to differentiate one’s candidacy does not happen overnight.

  3. Revisions, revisions, revisions. Your essay is not going to be completed in just one draft. Going through multiple iterations and revisions is necessary. Plan this out and take time to write a thoughtful and impactful personal statement.

  4. Optional doesn’t really mean optional. If something says “optional” (I.e., test scores, recommendation, resume), then students should read between the lines and submit it anyway.

  5. Make an impact. This can be done through your essay, your extra curriculars, and how you spend your time outside of the classroom. Show that you know the school you are applying to. Being strategic is important—especially when so many students are going for the same spot as you are.

College admissions takes advanced planning and time. If you’re looking for personal, 1:1 support to help enhance your college admission chances, then consider working with a private college coach in the Nashville, Tn, Brentwood, Tn, or Franklin, Tn area.

 

Working with a private college counselor and educational consultant in the Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville, TN area ensures your applications will be strategically presented. Test prep is an important part of college application planning. If you’re looking for ACT test prep, SAT test prep, and PSAT test prep in the Brentwood, TN, Franklin, TN, and Nashville, TN, please contact my office.

 

If you’re looking for college admissions help in Franklin, Brentwood, or Nashville, TN, please consider the following services:

 

Essay writing help

Resume building and enrichment strategy for improvement

Interview skills and interpersonal development

College list development

Scholarship advising

Teacher recommendation advising

Testing strategy

ACT and SAT Test prep Franklin, Test prep Brentwood, Test prep Nashville

Supervision of all college applications

Customized college admissions road map

 

Good luck!

 

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