About

Lydia has worked as an applications consultant since 2017. She has worked with dozens of students fr...

Cambridge, MA
5 years of experience
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Lydia helped students get into:
University of Virginia | UVAUniversity of Southern California | USCWashington University in St. Louis | WashU
University of ChicagoBarnard CollegeDavidson College
University of Virginia | UVA
University of Southern California | USC
Washington University in St. Louis | WashU
University of Chicago
Barnard College
Davidson College
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Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them

My process

No two students or families are alike, which is why my advising services are highly personalized. To achieve this, I invest in getting to know my students and their families – in fact, I am still in contact with many former students! I meet students where they are – whether that’s preparing them to apply to an Ivy League or helping them narrow down a potential major.

I specialize in elite admission and have deep knowledge of the Ivy League admissions process, having reviewed the comments on my own Yale admissions file.
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools.
Save 9%

$1,600($160/hr)

Success

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process.
Save 10%

$3,940($158/hr)

Ivy: Comprehensive

30 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the process, especially for students interested in Ivy and other elite schools.
Save 12%

$4,620($154/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$175.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Build a Strategic and Balanced School List

$175.00 / 60 min
Let's assess if you're a competitive candidate, or find more safeties you'll love.

Asynchronous Research

$150.00 / 60 min
An hour of research on a topic of your choosing for discussion in a future session.

Understand Admissions

$85.00 / 30 min
You can message me your questions about admissions and I will answer them during our meeting.

Personalized Advising Session

$175.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Build Your Admissions Theme

$175.00 / 60 min
Let's find your admissions theme together – and learn why it is essential for apps!

Know What to Take Next Year

$200.00 / 75 min
Build a stellar schedule for the following school year that will impress admissions officers.

Researching Schools

$175.00 / 60 min
Admissions can tell when you haven't done your homework – I'll share my best tips and own resources.

Essay Review / Workshop II

$175.00 / 60 min
Get detailed, actionable guidance on one 200-400 word essay OR a second or third draft.

Essay Review / Workshop I

$260.00 / 90 min
Get detailed, actionable guidance on one 500-650-word essay.

General Essay Workshopping

$350.00 / 120 min
Let's spend two hours on you need: brainstorm, topic selection, draft, or edits. Multiple essays ok!

Essay review