1) THE WELL-ROUNDED STUDENT
2) VOLUNTEERING AT YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL
3) TEACHING ENGLISH OR BUILDING HOUSES IN A FAR-OFF LAND
4) AS MANY SPORTS AS TIME ALLOWS!
5) AS MANY—AND AS VARIED-- AP CLASSES AS TIME ALLOWS!
THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVES
THE FIVE BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE!
THE HIGHLY SELECTIVES
Since 1984..it has been our PASSION to help students gain admission to some of the most selective colleges in the nation.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE HOLD OF TOMORROW...TODAY--AND BECOME ONE OF "THE SELECT FEW?"
Welcome to IvySmartAmerica. Your journey starts here—it starts now.
EAST COAST HEADQUARTERS(PRINCETON)
174 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
BUT..we can hear you; despite everything we said above—you still have your heart set on the top tier. Well, that’s where we come in and we’re here to show you the way.
For over thirty years, Mark Walters and IvySmartAmerica have helped navigate thousands of students through the college admissions process.
FOLLOW OUR GPS: At IvySmartAmerica,
Guidance + Planning = Success.
WITH LOCAL OFFICES COAST TO COAST...... IN A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU!
WEST COAST HEADQUARTERS (STANFORD)
855 El Camino Real-13A
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Question. Are you thinking about applying to one of America’s most selective or Highly Selective colleges?
Our next question: WHY? Why do you want to be rejected? Think about it. America’s MOST SELECTIVE colleges are also America’s MOST REJECTIVE colleges. (Yes—we’ve coined a new word; REJECTIVE!) Let’s face it—most kids are REJECTED from SELECTIVE colleges; that’s why they are called SELECTIVE. In order to SELECT, colleges must REJECT. If they took everyone—or even ¼ of “everyone,” how selective could they be?
Become one of THE SELECT FEW!
WHAT ARE THEY REALLY LOOKING FOR?
THE FIVE MYTHS ABOUT WHAT THE ELITE COLLEGES REALLY WANT:
(AND NOW IT’S TIME TO PUT THEM AT REST)
WE ARE HERE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO AVOID THE FIVE MOST COMMON MISTAKES STUDENTS MAKE WHEN APPLYING TO COLLEGE. THESE MISTAKES ARE ACTUALLY ERRORS—ERRORS IN JUDGMENT—ERRORS DEALING WITH:
STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PROFILE
THE ESSAY THAT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU!
THE LACKLUSTER APPLICATION
THE WELL-ROUNDED STUDENT VS. THE WELL-POINTED STUDENT
PASSION—OR THE LACK THEREOF