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Our team of Admissions Consultants all have previously worked at the admissions committees of prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford. As they were personally responsible for who would eventually get admitted, our experts know exactly what those mysterious admissions officers are looking for in an applicant. Some are even colleagues with the Dean of Admissions at these top schools. We’re passionate about the nuances of this process, and we live for the overwhelming joy our clients have when they realize they’ve been admitted to their dream schools.

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What We Do

Ivy Guru is the world’s leading university admissions support company specializing in helping students across the globe gain entry to some of the world’s most competitive universities including the Ivy League, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Our holistic approach provides support across all areas of the college application processes including everything from best-fit university selection, standardized test tutoring, extracurricular mentoring, and personal essay support. 

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Senior Consultant

Our first step is to pair you with a Senior Admissions Consultant who has firsthand admissions experience from a top-tier university. You’ll work one-on-one with your Senior Admissions Consultant from start to finish on every element of your applications. He or she will be in your corner to answer every question you have along the way, and push you to craft a compelling narrative that you may have never reached on your own.

IvyGuru RoundTable

Your completed applications will be reviewed by the Ivy Guru RoundTable, the highest ranking admissions consultants in the business. The Roundtable, consisting of our Founder, President, Executive Director, and Senior Admissions Consultants, simulates the real-world admissions committee that is found at top universities across the nation. During each application season, our team meets weekly to conduct a holistic review of your application. We discuss ways to make your personal statement more compelling and extracurricular activities more cohesive. We are truly invested in your success, and we’ve assembled the strongest team of admissions experts in the world to give your applications a final, thorough assessment through the same lens as the admissions committee.

Financial Aid Specialist

Our Financial Aid Specialist will unlock the secrets to institution-based scholarships for every school in your package. He has years of experience helping families maximize Financial Aid opportunities. Our goal is that what you spend on Admissions Consulting you will save many times over through institution-based aid.

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Senior Admissions Consultants

Christine Lopez

Christine is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT and currently serves as the Director of Admission at Brown. Christine graduated from Yale with an undergraduate degree in psychology and human development, and went on to get her master’s degree in higher education administration also at Yale. After completing her graduate degree, Christine went on to work in admissions at MIT. As a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Katie was responsible for reading and evaluating domestic and international applications.

David Willis

David was previously an Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago as well as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston College. David holds a BA from the University of Chicago where he studied Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities and Theater and Performance Studies. He loves performing and has performed improv and sketch comedy in both Chicago and New York City. Having read thousands of college admissions essays, David knows that some of the best stories come from honest reflections and interesting experiences.

Alexandria Becker

Alexandria is a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at both Yale University and Georgetown University. Alexandria graduated from Yale University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in History. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgetown, where she also taught courses. Her research focuses on the intersections of politics, religion, gender, and race and ethnicity, and her academic work has appeared in political science journals and books.

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No hidden fees. We won’t even ask for your payment information. Just tell us which essay you would like us to work on, and we will connect you with one of our expert writers for an hour of personalized instruction over Zoom. We realize it is June, and many applicants may not even know what they will write. We are available at any stage of the application process, whether its brainstorming ideas, polishing the essay structure, or adding the finishing touches.