Since 2009 Mr. Hargil has helped over 200 students attend the
college of their dreams. With students receiving an average of
just over six letters of acceptance, Mr. Hargil has helped
students get accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, and
29 of the top 30 universities in the US.
Admission to top universities is about each student using their entire college application to tell their unique story in a stirring, truthful, and impactful way. It is critical to write powerful college essays that stay with the reader for weeks. We show you how to properly, yet adamantly, indicate your interest in a university.
We carefully work with you to bypass the traps and pitfalls, both common and hidden, which lurk within the approximately 24 pages of a typical top university application. A great college application starts with a great college essay, but is ultimately about so much more. We look forward to easing your concerns, and working with you toward easy and successful college applications. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation, so that we can guide you to the best path for your individual situation.
The essay is read for the first time between November and January, while the decision on the application gets made months later, often in March. We guide you toward writing an essay that stays in the admission officer's mind for weeks, allowing them to feel connected to the application when it's time to fight in the admissions committee for the student to be admitted to the university.
We realize that oftentimes this can be one of the more stressful periods for a family. Mr. Hargil optimally works with students and parents separately as well as together. This way he acts as a bridge between the student and the family. He is able to bring about the desired result, a student who is excited about their future, as well as ready to meet the rigors of a top university.
We understand how overwhelming the application process can be. To which colleges should you apply? How many applications are warranted? Which teachers are the right choice for letters of recommendation? Should your personal essay be more forceful, or gentler and introspective? The answers are different for each individual we deal with. We work patiently with you to arrive at the best answers to each of those questions.
We also help with one of the most critical elements in an application, that of the overall "theme" or "tone" that flows throughout the different sections. Getting the resonance just right is one of the most important elements in a successful application. It is often what nudges the Director of Admissions toward pursuing the student to convince them to attend their school.
Ivy Advocate has the ability to have our president, Nitsan Hargil, CFA, look at the application as a Director of Admissions at a top university would. Nitsan has been doing this expertly since 2009, and has developed relationships with admissions officers at over two dozen schools. While the information in an application may be the same, the presentation can make the difference between a candidate of no consequence versus one which the university will fight to have join the freshman class.
You have reached the right place. Each of our clients receives tailored service to meet all their needs. We know how stressful and time-consuming college essays and applications are, yet how critical it is to get every last detail just right. We are here to provide intensive personal assistance and answers to all your questions, working individually with both students and parents, enabling a stress-free household. We make sure every client gets into the college of their dreams.
The mission of Ivy Advocate is to get students into the college that is the perfect fit for them. While we pride ourselves on helping students attend top-tier colleges and universities in the United States, our focus is on guiding students to find the best-fit college, one where they will thrive. While often dealing with Ivy League schools, we also assist with applications and admissions to other top-tier schools (MIT, Stanford, University of Chicago, Duke and over 50 others). For us it is not about the ranking of the university, but about finding the perfect fit for the student.
Unlike other consultancies who have teams of "experts", all clients deal directly with the president of Ivy Advocate, Nitsan Hargil, CFA, who has been helping students since 2009, published over 2000 pages of research and has made dozens of television appearances. We use a fair pricing system, charging strictly for time used, in 10-minute increments, with no minimums or any hidden fees. There are no upfront or backend costs, no "packages" to buy, just pay exactly for the quality, exclusive service that you receive.
Our daughter was feeling nervous and uncertain about the application process. Within weeks of starting to work with Mr. Hargil, her anxiety was gone, she was excited to do research on each school and she was focused on writing the perfect essays for her dream schools. Ivy Advocate is one of the best investments we have ever made.
When I first started working on the Common App, I was struggling to write a strong personal essay. Mr. Hargil worked with me step by step, got to really know me, and helped me improve and perfect all my supplemental applications. With his help, I was accepted to 11 schools, including my top choice. Thanks Mr. Hargil!
We were concerned that Mr. Hargil might be too busy to have direct contact with our son. For the seven months he worked with us, we felt like he knew and understood every detail of what our son was trying to achieve, always replied to our dozens of inquiries the very same day, and kept us ahead of schedule for the entire process. Great service and professionalism all around.
Nitsan was calm, professional, and helped me reach higher than I thought possible. After guiding me toward powerful essays, I was accepted to Stanford, University of Chicago, Yale, and MIT. I’m headed into Harvard’s class of 2024. I strongly recommend Mr. Hargil for any college entrance needs.
Our daughter Jen was completely overwhelmed by the process. Within days Mr. Hargil was working with her on her college essays, all the way to the end, choosing the best financial aid package. I am certain that without his help our choices would have been much more limited. The same year Mr. Hargil also helped our older daughter Elizabeth get accepted to graduate schools at MIT, Stanford, Princeton and Duke.
Ivy Advocate was a true gift that ended up costing us nothing. Not only was Mr. Hargil great at expanding our horizons and choices for our son’s pre-med studies, but he stepped in and helped us through 2 rounds of negotiations via letters and calls regarding financial aid (entirely his idea.) We ultimately saved $13k per year for a total savings of over $50k over 4 years.
New York, NY 10022