Ivy League Consulting Team

John Morganelli Jr. (Cornell University) 

    1. Relevant Background:
      1. Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, Director of Admissions (2018)
      2. Author of “Growing Ivy: How to Crack the Code on Elite College Admissions” (2021)
      3. Founder and CEO: Ivy League Admissions, LLC (2019)
        1. Decade+ experience in highly selective college admissions, including leadership positions at Cornell, Lehigh, and Moravian (2007-2018)
        2. “Ivy+ Conference” participant where all eight Ivy League schools “plus” MIT, Duke, and Stanford share admissions information (2017)
        3. Educational Leadership (M.ED) – Lehigh University (2016)
          1. It sounds rather egotistical to note that there is a rather significant difference between a “former admissions officer” and a “former director of admissions.” There are many people who work in an office of admissions but few who actually make the decisions. As the former Director of Admissions at an Ivy League College, I was solely  responsible for the decisions of 20,000+ applications for admission per year and for the policies and procedures related to those decisions. I put my insight up against most anyone in this space.

Heather Phipps Stevenson (Harvard University) 

    1. Relevant Background:
      1. Harvard University, Undergraduate Psychology (2010)
        1. Harvard Admissions: Tour Guide 
        2. Harvard Admissions: Information Session Presenter
        3. Harvard Club of Chicago: Alumni Interviewer
      2. Ivy League Admissions, LLC: Senior Consultant
        1. A former valedictorian and debate champion herself, Heather now has over a decade of experience helping students earn Ivy League offers. 

Vidya Ramakrishnan (Columbia University)  

    1. Relevant Background:
      1. Columbia University, English Literature, PhD (2000)
      2. Oxford Summer Course Instructor: Admissions Bootcamp
      3. Princeton Review, Lead Editor
      4. Ivy League Admissions, LLC: Senior Consultant
        1. After earning a PhD from Columbia in Literature, Vidya served as lead editor for the Princeton Review – she knows most all there is to know about college admissions.  

Sean Van Domelen (Emory University) 

    1. Relevant Background:
      1. Emory University: Public Policy Researcher
      2. Cambridge University, M. Phil. Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (2021)
      3. Ivy League Admissions, LLC: Consultant
        1. Sean is the team’s expert researcher. He is also a prolific writer. The success was bound to follow.    

Why Us?

“Students without access to accurate information are at a distinct disadvantage against students that understand the process and enter with a strategy.  Our team’s experience in Ivy League Admissions provided for the rare opportunity for an inside look into the admissions strategies employed by most of the most selective colleges in the country. The truth is, most college consultants offer little more than the ability to edit an essay. We are not your typical consultants. We aren’t guessing. We’ve been there. Our perspectives are based on reviewing tens of thousands of applications for admissions. They are based on writing the interview questions and managing selection committees. They are based on unmatched professional experience and insight.” 

If you want to give yourself the best chance to earn an offer of admission to your dream school, let’s chat.