Who Needs a Private Admissions Counselor to Get Into a Top College? You do.
Private college admissions counselors have been around for decades but, until recently, they remained the province of wealthy and upper middle class families prepared to pay a premium to ensure their children’s success. Now, however, the advent of the global village has made the admissions pool for top American colleges and universities larger and more international each year. Accordingly, families of all economic strata increasingly are turning to private admissions advisory services. Many American families use these consultancies because, as a recent study revealed, the average public high school counselor – ninety percent of American students attend a public high school – serves an average of a 464 students per year. With that many advisees, it is impossible for the counselor to know intimately the needs of every student and to spend much time guiding the student to the best possible college or university for him or her. Even counselors at top private schools do not accord students that much attention. Their mandate is to see that students submit their applications on time and get accepted somewhere not to make the young person’s dream come to fruition.
The admissions advising picture is even more complicated when it comes to families from abroad. With the exception of American international schools, local counselors very rarely have any knowledge of the U.S. admissions process. Then, sadly, many families, looking for guidance from private sources, are scammed in their home country by those who typically do much advertising but who may be termed, pejoratively, instant experts; these are self-styled counselors with extremely limited knowledge and even less experience who hold themselves out as admissions know-it-alls for tens of thousands of dollars. Very often the companies’ owners will have spent less than a year studying in the U.S. and, in the most egregious cases, the owner(s) may have never even visited the U.S.
As more and more admissions consulting firms appear to capitalize on exploding demand, families – both domestic and international – often are bewildered by the array of choices. As the competition among these companies becomes more intense, flashy websites and inflated promises are ever more prominent. In marked contradistinction to these arriviste enterprises, the acclaimed Ivy Global Consulting has decades of experience offering unparalleled, individualized admissions grooming (occurring over the course of several years) and college and graduate and professional school application services to families from every continent except Antarctica. From beginning to end, Ivy Global Consulting’s highly-trained and devoted staff members, all of whom have advanced degrees from distinguished colleges and universities, treat each student as if he or she were a family member. They understand that the clients have entrusted them with the exceptional responsibility of leading them toward the brilliant future that is within reach. Let Ivy Global Consulting help you, too.