Lydia Schooler
Lydia Schooler
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About

Lydia has worked as an applications consultant since 2017. She has worked with dozens of students from diverse international, socioeconomic, racial, and academic backgrounds to help them achieve their college dreams. As an older sister, she loves helping younger students perfect their essay writing skills, strategize their school lists, define their admissions themes, reflect on their personal goals, and develop their extracurriculars.

Lydia graduated from Yale College with a degree in Cognitive Science and currently works as a predoctoral researcher at MIT Sloan, where she studies cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and behavioral economics.

Lydia was raised by American parents in Berlin, Germany, and is fluent in German. While at Yale, she led the planning team for Connecticut's largest music festival; worked in global health in Lilongwe, Malawi; interned with Apple’s Brand Strategy team; and spent a summer in Reykjavik while at Iceland’s Film Commission.

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Lydia helped students get into:
University of VirginiaUniversity of Southern California
Washington University in St. LouisUniversity of Chicago
Barnard CollegeDavidson College
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Chicago
Barnard College
Davidson College
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
Lydia helps with…
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
Cambridge, MA
5 years of experience
Yale University – BS | Cognitive Science
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
History
Political Science
International Relations
Film and Photography
Computer Science
Biology
Linguistics
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

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.

*If the currently available times do not work for you, please send me a message and we can find a time that works for both of us.*

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools.
$1,800($180/hr)
Save 3%

Success

20 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the process, especially for students interested in Ivy and other elite schools.
$3,500($175/hr)
Save 5%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$185.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


9-11th Grade Mentoring

$185.00 / 60 min

Receive guidance on course selection, extracurricular development, summer activities, tests, & more.


Asynchronous Research

$150.00 / 60 min

An hour of research on a topic of your choosing for discussion in a future session.


Build Your Admissions Theme

$185.00 / 60 min

Let's find your admissions theme together – and learn why it is essential for apps!


Build a Strategic and Balanced School List

$185.00 / 60 min

Let's assess if you're a competitive candidate, or find more safeties you'll love.


Essay Review / Workshop I

$280.00 / 90 min

Get detailed, actionable guidance on one 500-650-word essay.


Essay Review / Workshop II

$185.00 / 60 min

Get detailed, actionable guidance on one 200-400 word essay OR a second or third draft.


General Essay Workshopping

$370.00 / 120 min

Let's spend two hours on writing: brainstorm, topic selection, draft, or edits. Multiple essays ok!


Personalized Advising Session

$185.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Researching Schools

$185.00 / 60 min

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


Understand Admissions

$90.00 / 30 min

You can message me your questions about admissions and I will answer them during our meeting.

Essay review

Full Review

$35.00 + 15 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 12 hours +$100.00

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.

Recent reviews

4.8(49 reviews)

“Unbelievable quick review and response and extremely beneficial and honest feedback...thank you!!!"

Gina R.

“Thank you Lydia for your help. your guidance was very helpful"

Nikita C.

“Thank you Lydia for the very helpful review and timely feedback. The comments and suggestions were very detailed and constructive and helped throughout the editing process. Thank you for taking the extra time to clarify questions and help explain any unclear items. "

Lauren R.
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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
Cambridge, MA
5 years of experience
Yale University – BS | Cognitive Science
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
History
Political Science
International Relations
Film and Photography
Computer Science
Biology
Linguistics
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
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.