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Impress Admissions Officers and Get Into a Top College:
A 4-Week Intensive for Rising Seniors

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2023 Intensive Dates:

Interactive hands-on working sessions with a professional college counselor. Students receive 1:1 attention in each session and enjoy the support of their fellow students. Sessions occur via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6pm-7pm Chicago time. 

  • June 3rd - 25th 
  • July 8th - 30th  
  • August 5th - 27th
  • Sep. 9th - Oct. 1st
  • Sep. 25th - Oct. 11th
  • Oct. 30th - Nov 15th
  • Dec 4th - 20th

In one month, you will have everything ready to submit a stellar application!

Three Solid 500-Word Essays You Can Recycle for College Applications. We'll Teach You How!

A Personal Admissions Strategy Blueprint Reviewed by a Former Harvard Admissions Interviewer.

A Group Q&A Session with a Former Harvard Admissions Interviewer. Parents Welcome.

Rising Seniors, Tip the Scale In Your Favor:

  • Tap insider knowledge. Our approach to college admissions is based on 10+ years of experience from a former Harvard admissions interviewer.
  • We have a 90% success rate for helping qualified students get into one of their top 3 colleges!
  • Get personal feedback on your application from a professional counselor who will guide you through a proven step-by-step process.
  • A research study analyzing 50,000 college admissions essays found that admissions officers rewarded a certain style of writing. We teach it to you.
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Your Admissions Strategy Blueprint

The two-page blueprint is a hybrid between personal counseling and the online college admissions class. It includes your plan for SAT/ACT test prep and score submission, recycling essays, obtaining stellar recommendation letters, submitting a detailed resume, finalizing your college list, demonstrating interest, preparing for interviews, and submitting supplemental material. Once you've submitted your blueprint, your counselor will review it, offer feedback, and answer any questions you have during the intensive.

Your Personal Admissions Strategy Blueprint

You will have a detailed plan for:

  • SAT/ACT Tests
  • Recommendation Letters
  • A Detailed Resume
  • A Balanced College List
  • Demonstrated Interest
  • Interview Prep
  • Supplemental Material
  • Social Media Profiles
  • Recycling Essays

How Important Are College Essays?

College admissions officers will be reading your essays to see if you will be a good fit at their college. And with the SAT and ACT becoming optional at many colleges, admissions officers are spending more time reading essays in order to make this decision.

Essays reveal how you think and who you are. If your essays don’t stand out from the crowd, your application may be filed in the “average” pile, even if you have a top-notch GPA and perfect SAT/ACT scores.

That's why it's so important to capture the admissions officers' attention. They appreciate good writing as a breath of fresh air. We teach you how to express your unique, authentic voice as you tell the story of your life through your essays. And if you do this well, they will want to meet you (which means they want you at their campus)!

Accepted: Princeton University!

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Accepted: Yale University!

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About Us

Our world-class counselors are graduates of Ivy League and top-tier universities.

Ivy League Potential was founded by Sonia Lal, M. Ed., a former Harvard admissions interviewer. Her expertise on essay writing was featured in AdmitSee’s book 99 Successful Admission Essay Excerpts. She has served as a judge for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is currently writing a book on leadership for teenagers. Sonia graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a B.A. in Social Anthropology, has a masters degree in education, and is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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