I didn't use an admissions specialist to get into a top university. Why does my son or daughter need Ivy Options?
What differentiates Ivy Options from other admissions consulting companies?
Most admissions consulting firms in Dubai are made up of advisors that have neither attended an elite American university nor worked in admissions at the university level. Mary Ellen Simoni, the Director and Founder of Ivy Options, remains personally involved in each family's road to university. All our advisors give both students and parents highly individualized attention and guide them through the entire process – from navigating freshman year to seeking internships to choosing from among their university offers. Moreover, we help students to define their unique voice and to highlight their story in a way that will make them stand out from thousands of other applicants.
Will I receive an honest assessment of my top-choice admission prospects?
Absolutely. While we can – and do – increase our clients' chances of gaining admission to their top-choice schools, we do not pretend to be able to get any applicant into any program. We will not encourage a client to apply to a college or university for which he or she has no reasonable chance of gaining admission. If a client can do something that would make her or him a stronger candidate (take additional classes, gain additional extracurricular experiences, etc.), we will advise her or him accordingly.
I don't want my essay to look like it was professionally edited. Will it still look like my own work?
Are your services provided face-to-face, or only over the internet? Can I get personal one-on-one help, or only in groups?
Our services are provided face to face if you are able to attend on site in Dubai, U.A.E. However, we extend our services online to those students who live abroad and wish to benefit from our counsel.