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Won't it feel great when you get that acceptance notification? As your college admissions expert, I'm here to help you have a successful and satisfying college process.

You won't find many college application coaches with my level of expertise, which has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, The School of the New York Times, Business Insider, and others. My tenure as Senior Associate Director of Special Programs and Admissions at Wharton made me keenly aware of the subtle, but important influences that determine applicants' acceptance or denial to college. I hold a doctorate from Penn (the Ivy League Penn!) in Higher Education, so I'm also an expert on the history and culture of universities. The higher education landscape, in part, determines what qualities universities value and what qualities they do not. 

I have a unique approach to other application coaches in that I help students build personal connections and relationships with professors, college admissions officers, and alumni that they'll be learning from in college. These connections serve to strengthen the student's application and provide better information that the student can directly incorporate into their college applications.

As my student, you'll receive guidance on any or all aspects of the preparation and application process such as an admissions chances assessment, academic advising, extracurricular activities selection, major selection, essay strategy, portfolio, mock interviews, and college tours. 

Click here to see my admissions results and here learn more about me.

I pride myself on customizing my offerings to each student and family to put together a package that meets your needs and your budget. 

By working with me, you will:

  • Feel less stressed and more informed than other college and graduate school applicants. 
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses in the applicant pool.
  • Strategically and attractively present yourself in order to match the colleges of your choosing. 

By the end of working together, you will feel confident about your final application.

Contact me for one-on-one arrangements.

And you will look great on paper (in addition to looking great in real life)!

"Dr. Aviva was a superb counselor- timely reply, very patient, and kind. She shared complete information, ideas, rationale and encouragement on my essays. You can discuss any idea with her. I feel the most valuable is when she guides me to think deeper, to explore my own interest. When needed, she used her contacts to get real and reliable information, provided timely feedback to me, and ensured that everything was correct. Going step by step with Aviva make me feel at ease, even very motivated. Thanks to Aviva’s help, I am excited to attend Bryn Mawr College next year! I am full of thanks and moved. Very highly recommended!"

Ruby Zeng
Bryn Mawr College (Class of 2020)

"In China, lots of application counselors will say lots of beautiful words before the contract is signed. But once they receive their payments, they begin to reply email very slowly and reply with very general comments. So in China, application mentors and mentees don’t trust each other and only have money-based relationship. Aviva really set a much higher professional standard bar than those Chinese mentors. Without Aviva, I may never have gotten a chance to be admitted by Wharton. Aviva not only provided excellent services during my school choosing, career story telling, essay writing and interview preparation, but also leverage her expertise in education and experience in Upenn admission office to make my profile much better than those candidates who have similar background as me."

James Gao
Wharton MBA (Class of 2018)

"With SAT scores around the 25th percentile of admitted students for Penn, I thought Wharton was a reach. However, with the help of Dr. Aviva I was able to refine my personal statement, supplement essay, and resume. I am now a proud member of the Wharton Undergraduate Class of 2021! Dr. Aviva was extremely responsive, insightful, and gracious through this process. She guided me in putting my best foot forward in my application and I could not be happier with my result. Thank you so much Dr. Aviva, you’re the best!"

Wharton Undergrad
Class of 2021

"Dr. Legatt helped me tremendously in the college admissions process! Without her help, I wouldn't have been able to get accepted to my dream school. She is beyond experienced and knowledgeable about everything that students need to know to get into their top schools. She is also very patient and kind. From the start, Dr. Legatt looked through parts of my application and gave me very insightful feedback. She gave me detail-oriented advice, and pointed out things I certainly couldn't have improved on my own. She gave me very helpful feedback on my personal essay and supplement with constant rounds of edits that were very thorough. Dr. Legatt really helped me highlight my strengths. She is an amazing expert and I would recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much Dr. Legatt!""

Wharton Undergrad
Class of 2021

"Thank you so much for putting so much effort and time into correcting the essays and being so kind and patient with all those phone calls helping me think of ideas. I am so lucky to have you as my instructor and I really could not have done it without you. In this process I have also improved so much with my writing in general learning from your edits and comments. I can’t say thank you enough times."

Northwestern Undergrad
Class of 2019

"Thank you very much for all your help these months! Thank you for your enthusiastic and rigorous work! It was your advice that helped me complete my school list, essays and applications and I still remember it was you who encouraged me to keep moving on when I failed my first SAT test."

George Washington University Undergrad
Class of 2019


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