Initial Consultation

The Ivy League Prep Initial Consultation is the first step on a student’s path to a well-organized, stress-free, and successful college application process.

Get Started with an Initial Consultation

The Ivy League Prep Initial Consultation is the first step in our college admissions strategy process. This Initial Consultation helps students develop a strategic plan for how and where to spend limited time during their high school years to differentiate their application profile and best position themselves for the college admissions process.


A Strategic Plan Customized to Each Student

One of our Managing Directors will carefully review the student’s current situation and help him/her create a strategic admissions plan based on his/her academic and extracurricular interests and professional goals. The personalized plan will include actionable recommendations for academic courses, extracurricular activities, summer experiences, internships/work experiences, community service, and opportunities for third-party recognition.

This one-hour live consultation will help the student and his/her family understand (i ) the mechanics behind the college application process today, (ii) the spectrum of college options available for the student given his/her accomplishments to date, and (iii) what steps can be taken between now and when the student applies to college to maximize the odds of increasing his/her acceptance at the college of his/her choice.

The Most Comprehensive Consultation

The Initial Consultation process will begin with a comprehensive review and analysis of the student’s academic and extracurricular history (e.g., school transcript(s), standardized test scores, activities list/resume). Our Managing Directors have reviewed thousands of student profiles and their expert analysis will ensure that clients get the most informed and unbiased advice during the two-hour live consultation.

Following the Initial Consultation, the student and his/her family will receive a detailed summary of the meeting, with an actionable timeline and a comprehensive outline of all advice relayed during the two-hour live consultation.

Standardized Testing Feedback and Advice

As part of the two-hour live consultation, the student will also receive an evaluation of his/her standardized testing history and future plans. Our Managing Directors have all scored in the 98th percentile or better on the ACT / SAT / SAT IIs / PSAT and/or GMAT exams. They know what test preparation strategies work best given the personal goals of the student and the time available.

The Initial Consultation is available as a stand-alone service, but most families choose to complement the Initial Consultation with one of our Complete Guidance packages to ensure the proper development and execution of the strategic college admissions plan developed by one of our Managing Directors. Initial Consultation fees can be applied toward the fees for our Complete Guidance packages.