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Greetings!
 
The past few weeks have been a flurry of good news and decisions for the seniors working with us, and we're thrilled for them. A few chose to pursue the waiting list at their respective colleges, and we've helped craft "First Choice Letters of Enthusiasm" to share their story and interest in an impactful way. (If you know a senior who would like support writing a letter of enthusiasm, feel free to contact our office manager Teresa).
 
Turning our attention to sophomores and juniors - we are ramping up our college advising and have a few spots left! Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to learn more about how we work with students to manage the process and reduce stress, with the aim of having all applications completed by Thanksgiving of their senior year. 
 
A few testimonials from parents who have had multiple children work with us over the past 20+ years:
 
"We had a great experience working with Ana and the Green Ivy team.  Ana's knowledge of how to navigate a complex college application experience made a big difference for all three of our children."
- Ana E., parent of high school class of  '20 and '21
 
“Green Ivy has been instrumental in guiding two of my daughters through SAT/ACT test preparation and college counseling.  I cannot imagine a better resource in making an often stress-filled process so streamlined, purposeful, and successful.” 
- Matt K., parent of high school class of '20 and '22

"The tailored approach supported all three of our kids to learn more about themselves—strengths and areas needing improvement, enabling them to apply to schools that matched their interests and talents.”
- Kathy C. and Michael C., parents of high school class of '07, '10, '14

For more information or to schedule a consult, please contact us. 
 
Warm regards,
 
Ana
2022 SUMMER COLLEGE COUNSELING BOOTCAMP
We have a few spots left in our four day college counseling bootcamp, a 16 hour interactive small group opportunity for students to get a thorough jump start on their application process. We mail supplies in advance and the sessions are online. 100% of students who did the bootcamp last summer are happy they participated. Dates are below:

June 6 - 3 spots left!
June 13 -  FULL 
June 20 - 3 spot left!
August 1 - 4 spots left!
August 8 - 5 spots left!
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MIT REINSTATING SAT/ACT REQUIREMENT FOR FUTURE ADMISSION CYCLES
"After careful consideration, we have decided to reinstate our SAT/ACT requirement for future admissions cycles. Our research shows standardized tests help us better assess the academic preparedness of all applicants, and also help us identify socioeconomically disadvantaged students who lack access to advanced coursework or other enrichment opportunities that would otherwise demonstrate their readiness for MIT."
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THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS IS BROKEN
"According to the organization that runs the Common App, application volume through the middle of February increased nearly 10 percent from the preceding year—which itself was up some 10 percent from the year before that. Over the past two decades, the number of applications submitted to colleges has increased more than 150 percent, even as the size of high-school graduating classes has remained fairly stable. This might sound like good news, but the growing volume of applications hurts colleges and students alike. Flooded with applications and crunched for time, admissions officers quickly scan the files of most students who have no prayer of getting in and spend just minutes reviewing those they ultimately accept."
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SOME IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS PLAY DOWN HOW SELECTIVE THEY ARE
"Applications to prestigious schools have ticked upward for years, and changes to admission policies during the pandemic put that growth into turbo drive. Acceptance rates at some of these institutions slid to the low single digits last year. Harvard University, for example, admitted 3.2% of the 61,220 people who applied to join the fall 2022 class, edging down from 3.4% last year. Now, some admissions officers say, drawing so much attention to how few candidates made the cut is doing more harm than good, ratcheting up panic among high-school students and their parents and perpetuating a myth that it is nearly impossible to get into a good college."
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