College Counseling

A Letter To Recent High School Graduates: Tips To Support A Smooth Transition To College

loading… Hello hello! Congratulations on finishing high school! Graduation can be bittersweet, and you’ve worked hard to reach this milestone, so take some time to celebrate. As you head into summer, it’s important to take care of a few tasks to prepare yourself for your next chapter. We want to share five tips to help … Read more

Tips for Admission to the California State University (CSU) System

loading… The California State University (CSU) application is a bit more straightforward than the University of California (UC) system, which does include a series of Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) to answer. Consider this list of background information and tips to be aware of as you navigate through the CSU application: 1. Similar to the UC … Read more

The Big Picture: Summer at Green Ivy

loading… At Green Ivy, we know summer 2021 feels especially momentous —and our Summer 2021 services are designed to promote wellness, academic readiness, and self-expression through a wide variety of mini-courses and workshops. Curious to learn more? We wanted to share broad overviews of our five categories of summer services: college application support, writing workshops, … Read more

Waitlisted: How to Approach First-Choice Letters

loading… So, you’ve been waitlisted at your dream college or university.  Over the last twenty years at Green Ivy, we’ve seen that there’s still a chance that they will accept you off the waitlist.  In fact, depending on the school, you might even be able to tilt the odds in your favor by writing a … Read more

How to Approach Letters of Appeal for CSUs and UCs

loading… In the event that you are denied admission to a Cal State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), don’t panic! You can try to persuade the admissions office to reconsider your application by writing a letter of appeal. Each of the UC and CSU campuses offer their own appeals process. You can find … Read more

Branching Out: Summer Services at Green Ivy for High School Students

loading… For many students and families, Summer 2021 offers a sense of renewed hope.  As high school students look for opportunity in a rapidly changing world, we know how it is increasingly important for teens to find outlets for building knowledge, supportive relationships, and self-reflection skills.  At Green Ivy, we’ve developed an expansive list of … Read more