Be CollegeBound with IvyBound! Hosted by Ruchi S. Kothari

Be CollegeBound with IvyBound! Hosted by Ruchi S. Kothari

Are you a high schooler or a parent of one who is confused or overwhelmed with the college admissions process? No need to worry, I’ve got you covered. Be CollegeBound with IvyBound is a weekly series designed for you where I, Ruchi S. Kothari, advise, guide, and support you through your college admissions journey, offering you admissions tips, tricks, and secrets to stand out and present your “best self” on your college applications. The strategies in these episodes are easy to implement, yet very impactful, whether I delve deep into test prep, crafting your essays, or completing your applications. Stay tuned until the end of each episode where I answer burning college admissions questions. I am a college admissions advisor, a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), an alumni interviewer for Northwestern University, and am serving my second term of my town’s Board of Education. My mission is to help each and every student of mine get admitted to the college of their dreams, and create a future that they would love. Hit subscribe and be CollegeBound with IvyBound!... Show More

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Today, I’m going to unfold the biggest college admissions scandal of all times-- Operation Varsity Blues, how it affects your college admissions, and Five Ways to Ethically Approach College Admissions.

As you may know last year, the world was exposed to the largest college admissions scandal in the history of higher education, Ope... Read more

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     In today’s episode, I’m going to give you the lay of the land of college admissions, by discussing the results and trends of the Early Admit Rates for Class of 2024 so that you’re well aware of your chances of getting in your desired college, and what to expect in this highly competitive battlefield of college admissions. 
     As I discuss admissions rates, I’ll be pointing out the trends I see and how it may affect y... Read more

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There’s something to say about the beginning of a new year as we all start fresh with a clean slate. Keeping that in mind, our first episode is about Your 2020 Goal Setting and Planning for the year. This is a good one, a good exercise that you or your child should do every January and again in August/September when it is the start of a new school year. Revisiting your academic and personal goals keeps you on track and ... Read more

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