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Get into Your Dream University

Are you a high school or college student dreaming about your acceptance into competitive universities* in the US or Europe?


of students who completed The Ivy Centre program got accepted into at least one of their Top 3 college choices**

* Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Berkeley, and Top 20 American schools
** Based on The Ivy Centre's 2021 and 2022 results




of students who completed The Ivy Centre program got accepted into at least one of their Top 3 college choices**

Students mentored

Students approved in the Ivy League

About us

We are a team of consultants specialized in university admissions to the Ivy League (Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell) and Top 20 American and European universities (UK, Netherlands, and France) for both undergraduate and graduate degrees





Each Ivy Centre individual mentorship consultant is highly qualified and has: 

(i) a Bachelor's degree AND 

(ii) at least 50 past mentored students with at least 70% acceptance rate into a Top 20 university in the U.S. or Europe AND 

(iii) a Master of Science (completed) or Ph.D. degree (completed or ongoing) from an Ivy League university, Stanford or MIT


Our services


Essay Program

> We offer short- and long-term availability

Whether you are American or foreign, a 9th grade high school freshman, a 12th grade high school senior or a college student looking to get into the best university programs in the United States and Europe, our individual mentorship packages guarantee that each student will work with the same mentor with a 100% Personalized Application Process for the entirety of their contract for up to 4 years, so the student's progress isn't lost in the process of mentor change or consultancy instability.

> We care about you

While most consulting services offer an unpersonalized prep program to everyone, The Ivy Centre cares about each student's personal development during the process as well. Because of that, all of our mentors undergo thorough training, updating strategic sessions to each student's particular weaknesses and strengths, and have, at least, a 9 out of 10 Net Promoter Scores provided by their students quarterly. Every mentor is also available off-session in order to support the student and parents in every step of the way.

> Mentorship program

We offer accessible group sessions for students who cannot afford to join our individual, one-on-one, mentorship program. Group sessions happen weekly and 

include specific essay corrections per student; our individual mentorship program is based on a 100% personalized application process.

> Essays

Unlimited reviews on accorded essays until Ivy League essay standards, starting at $200 (contact us for details). For students close to application submission, 1 individual session to discuss student's background, essay structure and brief writing strategies with one of our Individual Program mentors is provided.

Our method


in 5-step 



The perfect weakness approach


The perfect college fit


The perfect Admissions Officers student


The perfect strategy


The perfect execution


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Step-by-Step roadmap

Student profile shaping

Make weaknesses become strenghts

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One-on-one (or group) sessions

5-step Student-to-Ivy method application

Focus in what really matters

The Ivy Centre works 


How we work

Mentorship program based entirely on our 5-step Student-to-Ivy System developed for high school and college students to maximize chances of getting into a Top Tier university in the US and Europe

✓  Step-By-Step roadmap the student needs in order to maximize chances of acceptance into Top Tier universities in the US and Europe, starting at $3,500 (group program)

✓  Individually-tailored one-on-one sessions going over student's needs, such as relevant extracurricular activity development, examinations, application strategy, essays review and brainstorming, recommendation letters, and interview training

✓  Learn how to shape student's profile into what admissions officers from different universities look for

✓  Strategize student's application in order to make weaknesses become strengths, like a below 4.0 UW GPA or lack of extracurricular activities

✓  Learn and understand The Ivy Centre's exclusive and predictable 5-Step "Student-To-Ivy" system that has been PROVEN to maximize students' chances into a Top Tier university

✓  Plan out how to eliminate 95% of the time-wasting activities students do and focus on what really matters for college applications

Some of The Ivy Centre Results


Class of 2026 Testimony

Subah Mahbub Testimony - Princeton Class of 2026

Subah Mahbub Testimony - Princeton Class of 2026

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Additional Testimonies

Princeton University

Subah Mahbub

Video testimony available.

"As a sophomore I was doing so many clubs and things that exhausted me. I’d stay back at school until 7, 7:30pm, and I was going nowhere. I had no direction. So Lara taught me to be strategic and only do things that I truly enjoy and value. When you do that, you’ll be able to contribute more of your time and will be passionate about it. You’ll make it yours, and that’s what will shine through your application"

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University of Pennsylvania

Stela Rosa

Full testimony available.


”With The Ivy Centre, I learned a lot! I learned how to stand out and not only meet the requirements (everyone who applies meets the requirements!). So make sure you have the right person to assist you. You can’t do it alone.”

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Columbia University

Felipe A.

Video testimony available.

"Would you do The Ivy Centre's program again if you could?"

​"Absolutely! I'd have done it sooner for sure!"

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Harvard University

Matheus Farias

Full testimony available.

"My mentor would spend every night with me, editing my documents, criticizing what needed to be criticized, and giving me valuable feedback. Today, he is someone who can not only tell my story, but tell my story better than I can do it myself!

There is no doubt in my mind that mentorship program was essential for me to get accepted into Harvard."

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New York University Abu Dhabi

Klethon G.

Video testimony available.

”The first time I applied, I got rejected in 19/20 colleges that I applied for. But I didn’t want to give up on my dream. I took a 3 gap years before college.
I worked closely with Lara and focused on my weaknesses. She gave me the foundation to build my applications in a stronger way. I fixed all mistakes I made over the first round of applications and felt much more secure. I ultimately got accepted into NYU Abu Dhabi, a 2% acceptance rate university, with a full-ride!”

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Purdue University

Nubia T.

Video testimony available.

"The Ivy Centre is different from other programs because it's more personalized. You have more contact with your mentor, one-on-one contact, which is important because the mentor gets to know you more personally, helping with essays, planning, and college list more efficiently."

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University of Michigan

Felipe Maia

Full testimony available.

“A few meetings with my mentor, Lara, were enough for me to learn how to express myself correctly. Achievements aren’t enough. You have to apply many techniques. The Ivy Centre mentors indeed master those techniques and teach you! The Ivy Centre’s mentoring service was an investment with huge returns. I recommend it to all those who wish to get admitted to the best undergraduate or graduate programs.”

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Utrecht University

Livia L.

Video testimony available.

”Receiving guidance from someone with experience allows you to get familiar with the application process. Having my mentor explain everything in detail during every step of the way was very valuable!

I also had the help of my mentor to prepare for my interviews, so I was confident for them. I would, of course, recommend this mentorship program to everyone!”

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highlighted mentor
of 2022

Lara David is a Columbia University graduate in Earth and Environmental Engineering.
For over 6 years, she has individually mentored and helped tens of students achieve their dreams, and has a student acceptance rate into the Top 20 of over 95%! 

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