9th and 10th Grade:

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A Century of Combined Experience

At Ivy Guru, our programs are tailored to fit each student, no matter what stage of the college admission process they are in – or where they live. To get into a high selective university, an applicant has to stand out from tens of thousands of other applicants that have similar backgrounds and test scores. It’s normal for families to feel overwhelmed during such a pivotal point in their child’s life. Our job is to streamline the entire process and guide you through all the pitfalls and traps that we have discovered over decades of helping other students in the same position as yours. 

A Team of Experts just for You

Work with Someone who Gets You

Based on a comprehensive and detailed questionnaire and profile analysis, we pair you with a Head Consultant who has extensive experience working with similar candidates. He or she will be your personal guide through the topics you select for 9th or 10th grade.

Prepare for a Path Towards Success

You will work one-on-one with your Head Consultant on the topics we have identified together as your top priorities. Between sessions your Head Consultant will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Unlock Your Greatest Potential

Your Head Consultant will coach you through the college readiness process to set you up for success on your college applications. From developing an academic strategy to building your college list, you’ll be in expert hands as you mature your plans for the rest of high school and onward to college.

Module 1: Preparing for Academic Success

We will provide comprehensive guidance on which high school courses and competitive outside academic programs you should consider.

Module 2: Strategizing Standardized Tests

We will assist you in navigating your test options to highlight the tests to take, when to take them and strategies for preparing.

Module 3: Developing Community Involvement

We will create community involvement goals with specific suggestions for the most impactful engagement opportunities.

Module 4: Assessing Activities & Leadership

We will review your involvement and create a strategy to highlight strengths and overcome weaknesses.

Module 5: Identifying Interests

We will discuss your areas of interest and help you choose the right clubs, activities, sports, jobs and summer experiences to develop those interests.

Module 6: Pursuing Personal & Academic Strengths

We will evaluate your personal strengths to help you begin researching colleges, majors and future careers.

Module 7: Exploring College Fit Factors

We will lead you through initial college research and start creating a personalized college list to explore and refine throughout high school.