Welcome to IvyNet College Consulting - Your One Stop Source for Personalized College Advising!
There is a great deal of confusion and apprehension surrounding the college application process - fueled by too much emphasis on “ranking” and “competitiveness”- but not enough on the right "fit" for your individual needs, interests and abilities.   However, the better you present yourself “holistically” on your application, the more likely it is that the admissions committee will take notice, and that can dramatically improve your chances of being admitted!

Why Hire a Personal College Consultant?

Under the best of circumstances, most college advisors in high schools are simply overwhelmed with their varied responsibilities - many are regular guidance counselors or teachers who have college advising added to their jobs.  Or perhaps they have a large senior class and are simply unable to provide the time for extensive one-on-one, individualized attention you should expect.
I can provide that one-on-one, personal service and take as much time as you need to fully develop your college profile.

In addition, it is extremely rare to find a high school college advisor who has ACTUAL experience working in an admissions office or has a specialty in the field.  I have worked for over 20 years in private, selective institutions, including the Ivy League, and have a Master’s degree specifically in the field of HIGHER EDUCATION-in other words, I have both the experience and expertise to work with you to present yourself in the best possible light to any admissions committee.

I cannot guarantee admission to any particular college-no one can do that- and it would be unethical to promise a particular outcome. However, what I can do is ensure that you select schools that are appropriate to your abilities and interests, and that you prepare an application that will showcase these abilities in the best manner to the admissions committee.

When Is the Right Time to Hire A Consultant?

I have worked with students as early as their freshman year.   The sooner you start planning, the better position you will be in when senior year arrives and the actual application process begins.  However, any time is a good time for expert assistance -even if you've already started applying to college.

How Much Does It Cost?

I am available for hourly or “package” consultation services to provide information and advice about the college search and application process based on your needs. Services include:

Researching and developing the “College List”
Essay development/editing
Application review/editing
Extracurricular activities resume creation/editing
Interview preparation
Curriculum planning (for those starting early in their high school career)
Testing advice and planning
Financial aid advising (Please note: I am not a financial planner and do not give investment advice.)

The number of services you request determines the cost. Although I generally charge a flat fee, I will work with you on a rate you can afford - I want everyone who wants to go to college to have the opportunity to get the same expert advice.  (If you are willing to provide me with your income information, I can work on a sliding scale based on a minimum hourly rate.)       

Most of these services can be provided regardless of your location, but if you would like to meet in person, I am located in New York City.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.  I look forward to working with you!

IvyNet College Consulting•ivynetcc@gmail.com•Brooklyn, NY• © Copyright 2013 All rights reserved

Professional Memberships:

• National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

•College Admissions Counselors of New York  (CACNY)

•National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

•Association of Black Admissions and Financial Aid Officers in the Ivy
League/Seven Sisters(ABAFAOILSS)

•Association for the Study of Higher
Education (ASHE)
Ann E. Rivera,
College Consultant

"My dear, the duty...of guiding
and expanding the minds of our
dear children is a laborious and
responsible one." -Ezra Cornell,
Founder Cornell University
BA, Cornell University
MS Ed., Higher Education, CUNY