The college application should just be the icing on the cake. Making the cake starts in 8th/9th grade where proper planning can lead students down successful paths. By the start of the 10th grade, students should be in full-swing developing their themes and profiles with a concentrated, well-managed group of core activities. Read the articles below to gain a deep understanding and helpful tips on how to ready your student for Ivy League admissions.

How to Get into an Ivy League Using the Hedgehog Concept

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The Hedgehog Concept High achieving students are always looking to improve their chances of getting into Ivy League colleges. While there are plenty of people to give you advice on the perfect college essay, the perfect test score, and the perfect extracurricular... read more

The Ivy League Guide to Extracurricular Activities

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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If you have been actively researching Ivy League admissions strategies, then you have most likely heard of the “spike” approach. Contrary to being a well-rounded student who participates in a variety of unrelated extracurricular activities, the spike approach... read more

6 Myths about Ivy League Admissions

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Applying to college can be a daunting task. What makes it worse is that, often, students and parents find themselves bombarded with conflicting information about the best way to apply. While it does take hard work, getting admitted to a top school does not need to be... read more

How to Make Your Extracurricular Clubs Great

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Founding, leading and participating in his own clubs are one of the best extracurricular activities a student can engage in. It demonstrates leadership, initiative, social skills and a passion for a certain area. The last part is particularly important and it the... read more

Creating a Unique and Compelling Theme: A Columbia Success Story

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Do you need help clearing some of the confusion and misconceptions that accompany Ivy League admissions? Sign up now for our email series and get a detailed explanation of each of the Ivy League Admission myths we discussed above; the email series has more than double the content you see here. You will also get a downloadable booklet, Success Stories, featuring 6 Ivy League success stories about students who got into Columbia, MIT, Caltech, Dartmouth and more. Success Stories offers an intimate look at these students’ success stories as well as a detailed look at their profile. See what activities and programs helped them get into the schools of their choice by signing up here:

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Creating a Unique & Compelling Theme for Ivy League Admissions Success + Columbia U Success Story If you have read our article about the Hedgehog concept for Ivy League admissions, then you already know what makes the IvyZen approach unique in the field of Ivy... read more

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