College Counseling

The college preparation and search process can seem daunting and overwhelming.

That is why Ivy Experience provides advisory services to students at all stages of their high school careers. We offer an invaluable roadmap to navigating the high school experience that is personalized to your student's individual goals and interests, and cost-effective for your family.

Underclassman Advising

Meeting with students and parents, we offer the ultimate personalized roadmap to the high school experience in a one-hour advising meeting.

College Prep Roadmap
Offer a roadmap to the high school experience, including all steps in preparing for college applications.

Course Selection
Discuss what courses to take, balancing your student’s quality of education, mental health, and performance.

Brainstorm ideas for how students can pursue their intellectual curiosities and passions in meaningful ways that are personally enriching—and also helpful for college applications.

Plan Your Summers
Find unique and meaningful ways to make the most of time outside the classroom.

Answer Your Questions
Answer other relevant questions about college admissions.

College List Service

We take several factors into account in determining a list of colleges that will be a potential fit for your student.

Those factors are based on your student’s academic profile and personal preferences, ranging from location to school size and campus culture. This service is most effective for students who are feeling overwhelmed on how to start navigating colleges and identify colleges that are the right fit.

Step One
Your student completes a survey with their preferences on a variety of college selection factors.

Step Two
We return a list of 15-30 potential match colleges based on your student’s responses, as well as our proprietary guide to researching colleges.

Step Three
You have the option to schedule an add-on meeting to discuss the list with us.

Interview Prep

We offer a college admissions interview preparation service that includes:

  • A comprehensive workbook with common interview questions and how to prepare for them
  • A roughly hour-long session that covers essential interview tips and a mock interview, using a college from the student’s list
  • Comments and an evaluation afterwards

For more insights into how we work with students on approaching their extracurricular activities, check out this TEDx Talk from our co-founder, Eric Karlan.

TEDx Temecula 2018

Eric Karlan
Co-Founder & President

We also offer complimentary Seminars.

Our seminars have been the ultimate introduction to the college prep process—even for families that have been through it before with the college prep environment constantly changing.

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What our students and parents have to say

Ivy Experience was so helpful in my son's college search process. From SAT prep to the college application essays, they knew exactly how to give my son confidence to tackle the tests, and helped him find his own voice in his personal statement. The best part for me as a parent was being able to confidently hand over this part of the college process to the team. It really helped preserve my relationship with my child during what can be a stressful time in a teenager's life.

Sharon F. - Parent

My niece lives out of State. Ivy Experience has been fantastic in her search for colleges. The insight, humor, and personal experience of the Ivy Experience team removed all stress and apprehension for my niece. It was a such a fun time in a potentially threatening and stressful time. I recommend the Ivy Experience for any family with high school students looking at the College Process from anywhere in the USA. This has made the entire College Admission Process manageable!!!! Thank you Ivy Experience - YOU ROCK.

Meg L. - Parent

The Ivy Experience was a tremendous asset to my daughter during her application to college. Their advice on how to prepare a winning essay, and how to deal with decisions to be made about early registration and a host of other topics were invaluable during this process. My daughter attended a large public school where counseling for the best way to approach the top schools was virtually non-existent. I am pleased to report success in that my daughter is now part of the Class of 2017 of a prestigious Ivy League university. Our family owes this in large part to the excellent advice we received from the Ivy Experience.

Sandra J. - Parent

Best college application support and expertise ever! Highly recommended to all prospective college applicants.

Dimos. M - Parent

Be Prepared.

Knowing how to navigate the college prep process is more than half the battle. Let us collaborate to form a personalized roadmap for your student.

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