Parent Workshop on College Admissions

September 30, 2014

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION COLLEGES ARE NOT SHARING

The college admissions process begins years before a student’s applications are submitted. This workshop is designed to equip parents of prospective applicants (primarily those students who are currently in Grades 9-11) with essential information to help them plan for and guide their children. Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, an admissions strategy and test preparation company, will discuss the ever-changing landscape of U.S. college admissions and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes during the admissions process.

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: 885 Third Avenue | New York, NY 10022
Cost: $75 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

(We also offer one-on-one consultation meetings for parents who wish to discuss academic assessments, testing planning, and college admissions for their students in a more private setting. If interested, please email info@myivylink.com.)

Parent Workshop on Testing for College

September 17, 2014

EVERYTHING PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR COLLEGE: SAT, ACT, SUBJECT TESTS…  

This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Midtown East. 885 Third Avenue. New York, NY 10022
Cost: $35 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

(We also offer one-on-one consultation meetings for parents who wish to discuss academic assessments, testing planning, and college admissions for their students in a more private setting. If interested, please email info@myivylink.com.)

Diagnostic Testing for the SAT/ACT, ISEE/SSAT, LSAT, etc.

Various Saturdays or Sundays throughout 2014

Register to take a simulated, full-length diagnostic SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, ISEE, SSAT or LSAT and have the opportunity to discuss your scores with one of our experts. Space is limited.

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location:
Upper East Side (at-home options available)
Cost:
 Varies

Please click here to RSVP.

ISEE & SSAT Workshop for Parents

September 10, 2014

This workshop is designed for parents of primarily 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Parents will acquire current information on the ISEE and SSAT and learn of important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 9:30-10:30am
Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street

Please email info@myivylink.com for additional information.

1-2-3 Application Workshop: Express Track to College Admissions

July 25-27, 2014 | July 30 – August 1, 2014 | August 29-31, 2014

Complete in THREE days the application process that typically stretches across months, and leave with a finished common application months before your peers have even started.

- Compelling Essays. Our students work one-on-one and in small groups to prepare compelling personal statements and responses to supplemental questions for specific colleges of their choice. By learning Ivy Link’s strategies, students avoid common pitfalls, while brainstorming topics and crafting essays that present the best aspects of the students.
- Impressionable Activity Sheet. Our experts help students to prepare the activity sheet to include awards, achievements, extracurricular endeavors, summer and volunteer activities, and work and internship experiences. Our students learn to organize and present information in order to stand-out from the crowd.
- Interview Training. Our mock interviews help reduce students’ stress by familiarizing them with potential questions and instructing them in the techniques for effective responses.
- Fine-Tuned College List. Our experts help students fine-tune their college lists to best match their credentials, interests and aspirations.
- Application Strategies. Our experts work with students individually to review their odds at gaining admissions to selective colleges given their test scores and grades.
- Standardized Testing Strategies. Our experts review students’ histories of standardized test scores and advise them on whether to retest.
- Effective Letters of Recommendation. Our students learn strategies for obtaining effective letters of recommendation, as well as the types of letters to avoid.
- Completed Common Application. Our students will leave with all the necessary components to complete the Common Application.

Dates: July 25-27, 2014 | July 30 – August 1, 2014 | August 29-31, 2014
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm (each day, lunch & snacks provided)
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $8,800 per student includes three-day workshop (lunch & snacks provided) PLUS 2 hours pre-workshop prep PLUS 2 hours post-workshop follow-up. Scholarships are available; Discounts offered to current Ivy Link parents and students.

The 1-2-3 Application Workshops are for current juniors (rising seniors summer 2014). Our space is limited so that we can offer one-on-one work all three days with our team of expert advisors and editors.  To reserve space and receive registration materials, please register and  pay a deposit of $800 by July 1, 2014.

Please click here to RSVP or email info@myivylink.com.

Parent Workshops on College Admissions & Testing

May 28, 2014

EVERYTHING PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR COLLEGE: SAT, ACT, SUBJECT TESTS…  

This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:30-10:30 am
Location: Columbia University
Cost: $35 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS:
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION COLLEGES ARE NOT SHARING

The college admissions process begins years before a student’s applications are submitted. This workshop is designed to equip parents of prospective applicants (primarily those students who are currently in Grades 9-11) with essential information to help them plan for and guide their children. Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, an admissions strategy and test preparation company, will discuss the ever-changing landscape of U.S. college admissions and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes during the admissions process.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 10:45-11:45 am
Location: Columbia University
Cost: $65 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

(We also offer one-on-one consultation meetings for parents who wish to discuss academic assessments, testing planning, and college admissions for their students in a more private setting. The fee for a one-time consultation meeting is $300. If interested, please email info@myivylink.com.)

ISEE & SSAT Workshops for Parents

May 28, 2014

This workshop is designed for parents of primarily 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Parents will acquire current information on the ISEE and SSAT and learn of important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:30-10:30 am | Columbia University
Cost: $35 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION U.S. COLLEGES ARE NOT SHARING

April 24, 2014

The U.S. college admissions process begins years before a student’s applications are submitted. This workshop is designed to equip parents of prospective applicants (primarily those students who are currently in Year 10-12) with essential information to help them plan for and guide their children. Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, an admissions strategy and test preparation company, will discuss the ever-changing landscape of U.S. college admissions and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes during the admissions process. Adam will share insights on issues such as:

– What is the profile of a competitive applicant?
– What can my child do now to increase his/her admission chances?
– Should my child take the SAT, the ACT, or both?
– How many times should one take the SAT or ACT?
– What is a good SAT or ACT score?
– Which is weighed more: grades or test scores?
– How should poor grades or test scores be explained?
– Does it matter which extracurricular activities my child participates in?
– Are colleges really looking for “well-rounded” students?
– What are effective recommendation letters and how to obtain them?
– How important are the essays?
– Does the interview matter?
– Are there advantages to Early Decision and Early Action?
– What qualifies as “legacy”?
– Do donations matter?
– Should an influential family member or friend contact the college on my child’s behalf?

A significant portion of the interactive workshop will be devoted to answering attendees’ questions. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions before the workshop. Although the workshop is intended for parents of prospective applicants to U.S. colleges, students are encouraged to attend.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm | Latymer Upper (London, UK)
Cost: $58 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

ISEE & SSAT Workshops for Parents

April 9, 2014

This workshop is designed for parents of primarily 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Parents will acquire current information on the ISEE and SSAT and learn of important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:00-11:00 am | Upper West Side (New York City)
Cost: $35 per person
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

Parent Workshops on College Admissions & Testing

April & May 2014

THE SAT, ACT, AP & SUBJECT TESTS  

This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

Option 1: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:00-11:00 am | Columbia University
Option 2: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm | 885 3rd Avenue
Option 3: Friday, May 2, 2014, 9:30-10:30 am | The Parents League’s Office, 115 East 82nd Street
Cost: $35 per person (except Option 3, which is payable to the Parents League)
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

This workshop is designed for parents of 9th to 12th graders. Attendees will learn about the changing landscape of college admissions and issues such as the profile of the competitive applicant, the role of grades and test scores, what extracurricular activities to pursue, how high school class selections are assessed by colleges, and components of the application, including the personal statement, supplements and activities list.

Option 1: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00-12:00 pm | Columbia University
Option 2: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm | 885 3rd Avenue
Option 3: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30-10:30 am | The Parents League’s Office, 115 East 82nd Street
Cost: $35 per person (except Option 3, which is payable to the Parents League)
To RSVP, click here, or email info@myivylink.com.

(We also offer one-on-one consultation meetings for parents who wish to discuss academic assessments, testing planning, and college admissions for their students in a more private setting. The fee for a one-time consultation meeting is $300. If interested, please email info@myivylink.com.)