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College Selection FAQ

1. When should I reach out?

We recommend that you reach out to us 4 months to 5 days prior to your college application deadlines.The earlier that you start working with us, the easier it will be for you to reach your dream college.

2. How should I contact ReachIvy for college selection?

1. Click here to Register now/ Login and submit your query.2. Once our team has reviewed your query in detail, we will email you a link to make your payment.

3. Do I need a college selection session if I already know where I want to apply?

We strongly recommend that you begin with a counselling session. Counseling sessions with us will help you to map out your study abroad options. The college selection session will help you understand which schools you should be targeting based on your current profile.

4. What happens in a college selection session?

ReachIvy experts will evaluate your profile, background and help align your interests and goals with the right fit of colleges. We will:1. Help you think through several difficult questions and choose the right colleges that match both your needs and disposition.2. Discuss strategy – Round 1 vs. Round 2, Early Action vs. Early Decision vs. Regular Decision etc.3. For students, applying to undergraduate programs, shortlist 10-15 colleges.4. For students, applying to postgraduate programs, shortlist 5-10 colleges.

5. Will I get a list of colleges that I can apply to during my session?

Yes. You will get a structured list of colleges that you can apply to when you sign up for a college selection session.

6. What is the duration of the session?

A college selection session lasts up to an hour and is a personalized experience that caters to your individual requirements.

7. How can I schedule my session?

Once we have received a confirmation of your transfer, you will receive a link to our automated scheduling platform where you can pick a slot online based on your convenience. Slots are available during the day / late evenings / weekdays. In case of rescheduling / cancellations / no show for sessions, full amount of the session will be deducted.

8. How should I prepare for the session?

You only need to complete the ReachIvy college selection form to the best of your ability for the session. Ensure that you complete the required tabs (marked in red). Please upload the form 48 hours prior to your session.

9. What documents do I need for a college selection session?

You do not require any documents for a session - no certificates, additional papers, report cards, transcripts etc. are needed. Please ensure that all your information is recorded in our college selection form in detail – no supplementary documents such as a resume, video etc. will be reviewed.

10. Can my parents/friends or siblings join my session?

For a prospective high school or undergraduate student, one or both parents are permitted in the session. For all other degrees, sessions are 1-1. Siblings, friends, other family members are strictly not permitted.

11. Who will be conducting my session?

Our global team of overseas education consultants have acquired their degrees from premier institutes such as Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University and others. They are passionate about sharing their experiences with students worldwide. Our experts will hand-hold you through the preparation and complex process of studying abroad.Furthermore, we have domain experts for each degree; we will connect you with a counselor that suits your particular need. You can see our counselor profiles here. Our counselors are based across the globe, hence all sessions are conducted over skype or phone.

12. Do I need to travel anywhere for my session? If not, how will my session be conducted?

All our sessions are done via Skype or phone to save your time and effort. We work effortlessly on a virtual platform with students globally and across time zones. All your documents will be on our cloud-based platform; no hard-copies are needed.

13. How much does the session cost and how can I pay for it?

Our pricing information is confidential.Payments can be made in 2 easy steps:1. Click here to Register now/ Login and submit your query.2. Once our team has reviewed your query in detail, we will email you a link to make your payment.

14. Where can I access my documents / feedback post my session?

On registering, you will be invited to our online collaborative platform. You will receive an email notification to create a username (your email id) and password for your account. All documents will be shared via this platform. Each registration is for a single user only.

15. Where can I give feedback post my session?

We would love to hear from you. Please give you feedback here .

16. How do I learn more about the colleges I wish to apply to?

Please only utilize resources who are directly connected with the program including:

  • The university website – review student profiles / blogs / career statistics etc.
  • Current int'l students & alumni
  • Admission officers & university / program representatives
  • Other social media platforms created by the University (like/follow them)

This will provide the most optimal advice.

17. Terms and Conditions:

Please click here to view our terms and conditions.

18. I have been accepted in 3 colleges - how do I decide on which college is right for me?

You need maximum alignment with your long term and short term goals before making your final decision, so evaluate the:

  • Check if they are meeting your learning objectives.
  • Career prospects post graduation. Speak to the schools about their placements for international students (role, company, industry)
  • Networking platform. Not just during your time at the institution but even for years post graduation.

Also, connect with at least 2 international students and alumni to understand their experience.