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Eight Keys to Getting Into the Ivies/Stanford

  • April 06, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online Webinar

Can't make the webinar live?  All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar!


Susan Goodkin: Over the past few years alone, national college consultant Susan Goodkin has had numerous students admitted to Stanford, numerous students admitted to Harvard, and numerous students admitted to Yale, as well as to every other Ivy.  Susan is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. 

Hope Murtaugh:  Hope Murtaugh is a former Assistant Director of Admissions at Princeton University.  She is also a graduate of Princeton University.


This 90-minute program will cover topics incuding:

  • What do students have to do to get in? -- profiles of admitted students
  • Which colleges are really the hardest to get into -- why Ivy/Stanford admission rates are misleading
  • How To Create a Great Ivy/Stanford Application
  •  Tips for application essays including supplemental essays, why here essays, and short answers -- with examples
  • The Costco essay -- why so many students try to copy it, and why they shouldn't
  • How to maximize the impressiveness of the extracurricular list -- critical to admission!
  • Preparing appropriately for Ivy admission interviews



PLUS: Hope Murtaugh, former Assistant Director of Admissions at  Princeton, will provide an "Inside Look at Selective College               Admissions," including:  

  • An explanation of private university ratings systems and how 

    they work in admissions

  • Common factors that affect your student's "rating"
  • A frank discussion of how what a college needs affects YOUR student's individual decision

There will also be a question and answer session!

Click here for complete details.


Sunday, March 17th

4-5:30 PT, 5-6:30 MT, 6-7:30 CT, 7-8:30 ET


Saturday, April 6th 

11-12:30 PT, noon -1:30 MT, 1-2:30 CT, 2-3:30  ET

Registration and Cost

Regular Cost: $179

 Early registration discount: only $149 for registration by Wednesday, March 13th

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