Waitlist Success Stories, Part 2: "Getting to Yes" at their Dream Schools

Wharton School Admit

Lisa was a great resource as I navigated the waitlist and always provided sound and timely feedback in what otherwise would have been a stressful process.

- Caucasian male, Non-traditional

Purchased: Conquer the Waitlist

Berkeley Haas Admit

Having almost a decade and a half years of international experience with large consulting firms, I decided to pursue EMBA from Berkeley Haas. Berkeley waitlisted my round-2 application. After searching for strategies to get off the waitlist, I came across a very thought-provoking blog on GMAT club website by Ivy group. I immediately decided to work with the Ivy team, and the result was phenomenal.

I got off the Berkeley EMBA round-2 waitlist and got admitted for the class of 2020 because of the help I received from Anna. She is very professional and pushed me to critically think about my story which enabled me to tell my narrative in a different light. The Self, Us, Now framework that she shared with me was a game changer for me, and it helped me to connect the dots more succinctly.

Regardless of the outcome, I would highly recommend Roanna and team to anyone who wants to put the best foot forward in their MBA journey. You will be working with the best in the admissions consulting industry.

- Tech Consulting

Purchased: Conquer the Waitlist

Dartmouth Tuck Admit

Nate was very straightforward and honest in terms of his feedback, which helped me quickly and effectively correct my issues with my story and how I was phrasing it. He also had a clear plan and timeline in place on how I would stay in contact with admissions that ultimately paid off.

- Finance, male, Fitness, Asian

Purchased: Conquer the Waitlist

Round 2/3 Testimonials: Monster Scholarships from Duke, Texas, and MIT

UVA Darden Admit

“I chose to work with Nate, Anna, and the team at Ivy because they clearly stood out from the competition. The team is small, the consultants are deeply focused on the client as an individual, and the narrative approach is unlike anything you will find elsewhere. I was very skeptical about the possibility that I'd be able to generate a cohesive story about my career, which has included three seemingly unrelated jobs. Through the Narrative Bootcamp process, Nate demonstrated an uncanny ability to draw connections between my past experiences. He helped me pinpoint genuine threads of similarity that I would not have identified on my own. Nate and Anna were extremely professional and responsive, and they were a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, they helped me prepare my best possible application, which means I can look back on the whole process with no regrets.”

- White, Male, Top-25 US University, Asset Management

Purchased: Complete School Package


Duke Fuqua & Texas McCombs Admit

Ivy Admissions made all the difference. My consultants were there to support me throughout the entire process from getting my GMAT up into the 99% range to deciding between offers. I truly appreciated their professional and friendly approach. I felt comfortable with them instantly, and they proved to be an invaluable resource to me during this process. I would not have gotten the scholarships offers that I did if they had not been there to refine my story and push me.

- Engineering/Consulting, White, Female

Purchased: Complete School Package


MIT Sloan & Berkeley Haas Admit

My work with Nate and Anna was super helpful. The industry I work in tends to be a bit insulated, and it was nice to have my story gutted from the outside. The feedback I received in the hourly service, pushes on my personal narrative, and the reflections I received on my interview answers were applicable across the schools I applied. Their support helped me present a balanced application to secure admission to my first-choice school with a named fellowship and some $$.

- Non-Profit, Small Private Uni, Black, Male

Purchased: Hourly Help, Essay Editing