Winning a place at a top school has never been so fraught with difficulty. Most students who win these places began working toward college admission in grade 9 at the latest. Why? Because by the time you hit grade 12 and start writing application essays, you need to have packaged yourself perfectly for your target universities.
With over 20 years of experience in this sector, Caroline has in-depth knowledge of the US, UK, Canadian & Australian college and university systems. Understanding of the programs on offer and the unique personalities of each college and university helps her work with the families in matching the students to their ideal program, which will lead to both matriculation and successful graduation. This is the most important element of her role.
Caroline is one of the most prolific guidance and college placement counsellor’s in the world and has placed several thousand of students into the 8 US Ivy Leagues (Harvard,UPenn, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell) and the 20 UK Russell group (Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, LSE etc.). She has of course also placed students at Stanford, MIT, Caltech and some of the other top 100 US and UK universities. Without a doubt, she is one of the leading experts in preparing students and giving them the best chance of getting into the most competitive US and UK schools. She has also worked with many undergraduate students and helped them get admitted to the most competitive MBA, MSc and MA programs around the world. She is a member of NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling)(US), BPS (The British Psychological Society)(UK) and the ICG (Institute of Career Guidance)(UK).
Caroline works with students in grade 9 through 12, guiding them through the complexities of the college application process – this is a very intense and personalized process during which Caroline meets with Ivy Central Students and their families regularly. Our Premier 1-1 services focus on putting together the most comprehensive preparation program for our students from G9 onwards to ensure the best probability of outstanding placements at college decision time. Our pricing starts at USD 5,500 per year for our 4 year program.
These services can be taken on throughout high school grades 9 through 12. We set no time limits for our work with our students and we are available to our students throughout the year.
Ivy Central Premier Services
Our comprehensive elite service is a unique Ivy Central approach to helping students develop a strategic plan that enables them to identify and work on areas necessary for them to stand out from their peer group when the time comes to apply to university. Our team of counselors, advisors, and coaches work with each student to help them decide on the academic and/or vocational direction that best ties in with their passions and skills. We educate students and families regarding the college systems around the world, develop and plan projects around each h students passions, identify and support summer program applications, plan college visits, prepare them for interviews, teach them college ready skills, plan and guide standardised test preparation to fit around their high school curriculum, and support them in the planning and execution of distinctive extracurricular activities. Our teams facilitate the building of strong, positive relationships with teachers in school as this leads to outstanding recommendations for summer programs and when the time comes to apply to college. Our academic advisors help students hone their technical and college-level writing skills to prepare them to succeed in competitive college environments. During application terms, our team provides extensive feedback on essays and guides each student to enable them to submit exceptional applications that will help them stand out. Ivy Central also works with students to develop strategies and focused work to win Deferments or Waitlists. We ultimately help students evaluate their offers of admissions and plan towards enrolling in their top choice University.
Current Availability for Ivy Central 'Premier' Services:
Grade 11: 1 Space Remaining
Grade 10: Limited Spaces Available
Grade 9: Spaces Available
Grade 7-8: Spaces Available
Other Services Offered (Online only)
Ivy Central '1-on-1' Online Consultation
Get personalised feedback on your profile, ask questions about your applications, and get professional advice to help you improve your profile and applications. Talk to Caroline Linger Today. From USD 299 per Hour. These 1-on-1 sessions are conducted on either skype/facetime/google meet and you will receive professional advice directly from Caroline Linger on all areas connected with US/UK college admissions. This service is available for students interested in Undergraduate or Post-Graduate applications to US and UK universities.
Ivy Central 'App Eval'
Get your 'Common App' application evaluated by Caroline Linger. Get comprehensive and customised written feedback by email on how to improve your application and improve your chances for acceptance. From USD 999 for a 'Common App / Coalition App' Application Evaluation. You will receive written comprehensive written feedback on all elements of the application including an assessment of your college choices, Application Essays and Activities. The feedback should allow you to make appropriate adjustments to improve your application and improve your admission chances. Contact us this application season.
Ivy Central 'Ace Your Interview' Prep
Get your College Interview Skills sorted out before the invitations arrive. Ivy Central Provides the most comprehensive interview prep session to help you Ace any College Interview. From USD 299 per session (1 Hour); you will receive 1-on-1 online advice via either skype/facetime/google meet and you will receive professional advice directly from Jose on how to prepare for your University interviews. Follow Up sessions for Mock Practice interviews can be arranged to improve your answers and to test your abilities. This service includes the 'Ivy Central Interview Preparation Pack' which is packed with advice on do's and don't of university interviews.