Checklist: How to Get into Ivy League Colleges

October 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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Having a college degree no longer offers the level of distinction it once did. On one hand, a larger population with college degrees means a more educated, innovative nation. On the other hand, it makes job applications more competitive, as the degree is not necessarily a differentiator.

However, Ivy League schools certainly remain a differentiator for applicants. And learning how to get into Ivy League schools is an excellent opportunity to prepare for not only college but life after graduation. Educational Attainment Services has helped countless students prepare for and get accepted into Ivy League schools. Here’s how you can strengthen your application, and how we can help.

1: Explore your options

While Ivy League schools offer a level of education and networking opportunities other colleges and universities do not, it’s important to understand that they each offer unique opportunities, environments, programs, professors, and experiences.

For example, if you know that you do not want to attend an Ivy League school with a large population, it’s essential that you filter those from your search. Likewise, if you are pursuing a specific program, it’s important to explore departmental offerings and faculty rather than simply the college. Educational Attainment Services can help you find the right Ivy League school for your needs with our College Search Counseling services.

2: Write a compelling essay

Ivy League schools receive an astonishing amount of applications each year. But with the lowest acceptance rates in the country, you need to do everything you can to stand out among other applicants. And your essay is an excellent opportunity to do so.

While your GPA, test scores, and extracurriculars are certainly important, they don’t tell your complete story. Your essay is a chance for admissions to get to know you—the “real” you—and determine your fit for the college or university.

Your college essay highlights important factors, including:

  • Your personality
  • Your strengths
  • Leadership
  • Academic and professional potential

Educational Attainment Services can help you highlight your strengths and construct your essay in a manner that results in a sound, well-written application to increase your chances of acceptance.

3: Prepare for an interview

Not all Ivy League schools require an interview, but many do. That’s why it’s important to prepare well in advance. Your college essay gives admissions a broad overview of your fitness for the school, but an interview—whether in-person or online—deepens their understanding of what makes you a solid fit.

Conversely, the interview allows you to ask any questions you need to determine if the school is the best fit. Remember, not every Ivy League offers the same experience. And, while Ivy Leagues offer exceptional education and experience, getting accepted into the one that’s right for you is the most important thing.

EAS’s college interview preparation services help you prepare for the interview and equip you with the approach needed to present yourself in an honest and compelling manner.

Set yourself up for success with Education Attainment Services

Learning how to get into Ivy League colleges takes time and dedication—but you don’t have to do it alone. Educational Attainment Services has the experience, knowledge, and personalized offerings to increase your chances of acceptance.

Ready to prepare for your academic and professional future? Let’s make it happen, together.