As of today, I have been accepted at [top 20 law school] with a great scholarship and have been placed on the waitlist at [top 10 law school]. These two opportunities are amazing (considering my LSAT/GPA numbers alone), and I would have not been able to get to this point without Vince’s level of professionalism, diligence, and knowledge. Thanks again for having such an amazing group of people working with you.
The best thing about Anna's service is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that my application was simply a strong and true reflection of who I am. I didn't lose any sleep wondering if the ad coms would reject me because my resume lacked the right power verbs or because I didn't package my application correctly.
Anna has been a pleasure to work with throughout the entire admissions process - she helped make everything a lot easier and less stressful, while also helping me to achieve great results. Instead of worrying about lots of "what ifs?" Anna answered all of my questions and helped me develop a plan of attack to complete the application process.
Working with Anna Ivey on my applications to law school was absolutely the right choice to make. She helped to simplify what is a very complicated process. Her methods, such as the Brainstorm Questionnaire, are thorough, efficient, and effective. She was intent on understanding my reasons for going to law school, and these initial conversations helped me thoroughly reflect on my decision and make certain that it was the right one.
In summation, if there is even a chance that you will spend money on an admissions consultant, Anna is THE ONE. I knew I would need assistance with my application and heavily researched each admissions consultant out there. You don't need to go through all of this, as it can all boil down to one simple question: Which admissions consultants have worked in the role of Dean at a top-10 law school? One - Anna Ivey.
Ms. Ivey treated me with the utmost respect and my education aspirations as paramount (despite the fact I was not a top-tier candidate statistically). She is able to take rough work to greatness and great work to perfection. I highly recommend her and her services to anyone involved in any application process.
Following their guidelines, I completed my applications and thought I was in a pretty good position before I even contacted Anna. But the final before-and-after comparison was starkly clear; with Anna's help, I went from applications swathed in mediocrity to having to choose among top-ten law schools. I can't recommend her more strongly, and in fact have recommended her to friends and even my own wife.
Anna Ivey is a gift from the gods. After being wait-listed and finally rejected from University of Virginia School of Law after I applied on my own, I signed up with her and re-applied the following year. Anna performed an extensive background evaluation to brainstorm about potential essay topics and came up with a gem, one that was right in front of me but that I had never considered.
I could not have been more pleased with Anna's assistance. She answered all of the questions that I felt silly asking. Better yet, I turned in an application that I felt represented me. In retrospect, it seems an odd turn of events that I went looking for Anna so that I could hand an admissions committee an application that fit some secret formula. With Anna's help, I ended up sending an application that was simply a reflection of me.
I chose to use Anna Ivey's service because she has seen the process from the inside-out at its highest levels. She served as the Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago, a school with a highly selective admissions process. What it is that schools at the level of Chicago seek in applicants, I don't know; but Anna does because she made thousands of those decisions when she served as the Dean. That makes her unique, as far as I know, among admissions consultants.
Anna guided me through many pitfalls; she offered fantastic and substantive advice along the way. Some pieces of advice were macroscopic, like essay topics; other were as minute as specific words in my resume. By December, I was in at Stanford. By mid-February, I was in at Yale and Harvard. Were it not for Anna, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Thanks to Anna's guidance I could have remained upbeat for months, but this was unnecessary as within three weeks I received admittance to a school in the top ten. Now, in February, I have multiple acceptances in the top 14 and am comparing financial offers. The results certainly justify the decision to consult Anna, but my confidence throughout the waiting process was priceless.
In these angst-ridden times of law school applications, even a ‘170-ish’ LSAT score no longer holds a guarantee of admission to the top schools. During my own application period, I was traveling and working extensive hours in consulting, and Anna’s expertise maximized the little time I had available. Anna provided me with a targeted, unifying approach for all areas of my application. She saved me from wasting time second-guessing my own decisions, and from having my essays ineffectively “reviewed” by friends who have no frame of reference on the matter.
Were it not for Anna's advice and support, I know I would not have had the JD/MBA program options that I did. Anna was incredibly valuable throughout the process of applying to schools. It felt like a very short time between our initial conversation when I introduced myself and when I felt as though she really knew me and what my goals were (in life, not just in applying to schools). It was especially valuable to get her insider thoughts about the various programs and their match with me.