Monthly Archives: January 2018


Trading Places (thinking positively about safer college options)

Having been a college counselor since 1989, I have worked with several generations of students. Throughout the years, there have been many changes in the admissions landscape. The biggest change I’ve seen comes at a time when college admissions is generally getting less selective, but students want to attend the same 30 schools, which are [...]

January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Getting Ready for Game Day

It’s almost game day! But we’re not talking about the Super Bowl (or the Academy Awards for fellow entertainment buffs).  Many students are focusing on ACT/SAT tests in the next few months, so they’re facing a game day of their own!  Ivy Ed has a game plan to help you get through either the ACT [...]

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Summer Programs-Should I pay to play? ….and other advice on planning your summer

I frequently get asked about the value of various summer programs. My answer is that, like with this entire process, it’s important to be a good consumer. There are endless “pay to play” programs that bombard teenagers and these tend to target students’ egos, promising that they have been “selected” to attend, for example, the [...]

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Girls and women marching towards STEM

On this eve of the 2018 Women’s March in NYC, DC, and many other cities, we think it’s appropriate to re-post one of our favorite blogs about girls in STEM. We received an email about a young student who was inspired by it and wanted to share a resource she found: She was researching [...]

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments