Pursue Your Dreams with IvyPrep’s

HEADSTART PROGRAM

90% of IvyPrep students achieve their target ACT score

A Self Exploration

What’s Your Personal Story?

Most universities offer students the opportunity to make a case for their candidacy through personal essays / statements and interviews. All admissions officers deeply care about this one core question — what is your personal story? In light of that, it’s only natural that students ask questions like — What am I truly passionate about? What is my desired academic / career pathway?

IvyPrep’s Headstart Program has been carefully designed to help you unfold the answers to these questions, create a personalized plan in preparation for your university application and lends the time, space, and support you need to execute a passion project or series of initiatives from start to finish to highlight the personal experiences that will truly set you apart.

Applying to US universities is hard. Not only do you need to excel in your academic and extracurricular pursuits to compete, you also need to navigate a maze of application decisions – where should I apply? Do I apply early decision or early action? — and write a long list of essays to questions that you may never have reflected on before.

Moreover, you may not have the necessary support to tackle this challenge effectively and punctually. If you are lucky, your school has a dedicated college counsellor. But even then you are unlikely to receive extended guidance on critical components of your application, such as your extracurricular profile and personal essays. We designed our US University Admissions Consulting curriculum to help you overcome this once-in-a-lifetime challenge with a peace of mind. 

Why headstart?

A Guided Journey Of Your Personal Strategy

Ideal for students aged 14–16 who are keen on an early exploration of academic options in the US and/or UK universities, IvyPrep will help you to define a personal gameplan to prepare yourself to make a strong application in the future.

By the end of our program, you will not only have a fully-fledged initiative to call your own, but also have gained hands-on project management experience on topics of deep interest to you.

Our college consulting framework is the result of a decade of empowering applicants to earn acceptance to their top-choice US universities. You will be supported by a team to receive personalized and extended guidance on critical components of your application, such as your extracurricular profile and personal essays.

Begin With the End In Mind

Explore target courses and universities to gain clarity about your academic direction.

Personal Activities

Identify personal areas of interests and activities that are most impactful in enhancing your university application.

Personal Brand

Develop awareness of core aspects of yourself, and be guided on how to shape your personal narrative effectively.

Mentor Session

Benefit from sharing of insights and personal experiences from mentors of similar paths.

Personal Plan 

Set goals based on your profile and formulate your game plan towards achieving your goals.

Personal Plan 

Set goals based on your profile and formulate your game plan towards achieving your goals.

PROJECT EXPLORATION

A curated exploration of your potential project ideas that are aligned with your interests.

PROJECT EXPLORATION

A curated exploration of your potential project ideas that are aligned with your interests.

CAPSTONE EXECUTION

Experience personalized support for your project, learning through hands-on processes.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Synthesize and define your next step, analyzing your knowledge and skills developed.

Headstart Program Booklet

The Support You Will Receive

  • Gain a headstart in identifying target universities and courses that align with your goals. 
  • Learn from mentors who have firsthand insights and experience in your areas of interest.
  • Stand out among with a clear and compelling personal brand and narrative.

Develop Personal Insights

Uncover Your Values, Interests And Goals

Developed by a Cambridge trained coach, the Headstart program offers students guided exploration on prospective university and course choices, and your personal brand and profile.

You will work with assigned consultants to uncover your deep values, interests and preferences and make informed decisions about your tertiary education.

Our college consulting framework is the result of a decade of empowering applicants to earn acceptance to their top-choice US universities. You will be supported by a team to receive personalized and extended guidance on critical components of your application, such as your extracurricular profile and personal essays.

Be guided through every step

Be guided by our consultants through every aspect of what is needed to make a strong application to a top US and/or UK university.

Gain firsthand insights

Learn firsthand from experiences and insights shared by our mentors from top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.

DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STRATEGY

Identify strategies to build your personal profile to give yourself the best chance for making a strong application to your target course and university.

SKILLS-BASED ENRICHMENT

Acquire early exposure and knowledge of your prospective field, empowering you with subject knowledge and analytical techniques.

Example headstart projects 

What our students say

M.W. Raffles Institution

IvyPrep provides outstanding resources and professional guidance to optimize my application. It has made applying to universities a clearer and easier process.

Join Over 80 students building their pre-tertiary profile with IvyPrep

Get started with a free Trial. 

Post-test reports and consultations included.

Join Over 80 students building their pre-tertiary profile with IvyPrep

Get started with a free Trial. 

Post-test reports and consultations included.

All prices shown are in SGD only.

All packages include:

Unlimited email support from your consultant

Pre and post-session tasks

Access to proprietary IvyPrep tools

Regular check-ins with parents, upon request