Standout Application Package


Standout Application Package


For 12th Graders

Personalized help with your application to your top-choice college. You’ll work with your Ivey College Coach on every aspect of producing a standout application to a single top-choice college. In the process, you’ll develop an overall application strategy as well as write a set of essays you can reuse with other college applications.

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Coaching: 2 structured sessions of one-on-one coaching.

  • One at the beginning to let your coach get to know you and help you develop your overall application strategy.

  • One at the end to review all the recommendations your coach has provided and answer any questions you have about submission or using your essays with other applications.

Out-of-Session Support: Your Ivey College Coach is working behind the scenes and is always just an email away.

  • Between sessions, your coach does work on your behalf (like working with you on your application as described below) and you can consult with your Ivey College Coach via email.

  • Your coach will also help you stay on top of things by sending you reminders about your assignments and alerts regarding upcoming deadlines.

Strategic Advice and Help: Your Ivey College Coach will provide you with expert and personalized strategic advice and help on the following critical aspects of the preparing and submitting standout applications:

  • An overall application strategy.

  • Topic selection and 3 rounds of written feedback and editing for 2-4 essays/short answers (up to 2000 words) of your choice (most students choose their main college essay and two supplemental essays).

  • Creation of a resume and activities list.

  • 1 full review and polish of your entire application to your top-choice college.

  • Recommendations for how to make use of the short answers, essays, and other components you have prepared together on your other applications.

Resources and Tools: Free access to a suite of virtual tools to streamline your application process

  • A personal, private website to communicate with your coach and manage your application process.

  • Tools for exchanging drafts of your essays with your coach.

  • A copy of How to Prepare a Standout Application by Chisolm and Ivey — a book with step-by-step guidance through the college application.

  • Inline for College Apps — a digital tool that gives you advice from an Ivey expert on-screen inside the Common Application and college supplements.