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Ivy Insight works beside high-achieving, neurodivergent and twice-exceptional students and their parents to maximize their opportunities for lifelong success, while creating clarity, guidance, ease and support for this high-stakes journey. 


Aditya dives into his challenges prior to working with Ivy Insight, specifically finding his narrative for his college application. 

He shares some successes he has achieved as a result of Ivy Insight’s support. One of the most prominent successes he had was learning how to write college application essays.

His advice to future students: Start early! 



Yastika takes you through her current journey with Ivy Insight. Challenges she faced before working with us included not finding ways outside of her school to extend her learning and not knowing how to explore the fields she wanted to study in college. She also was struggling with differentiating herself from her peers. 

Some outcomes that she has achieved so far is publishing a book, completing an Emerging Leader Program with Dr. Abbott of Carnegie Mellon University, participating in field related programs available to her.  

Her advice for future students: Expose yourself to new opportunities and utilize your resources, like the Emerging Leader Program. 



Charisse shares how a friend’s reference led her to seek out Dr. Aviva. She also explains why she came to choose our program to help her decide on which colleges to apply to and write her application essays. The most valuable part of the program for her was working with Ivy Insight during her essay process.

Charisse also shares her gratitude for a mentor to help express her ideas and lead the way through the college application process.

Her advice to future students: Follow the schedule as closely as possible and you will be really grateful for your results later!




Navyaa is a student who recently participated in our Emerging Leader Program. This program matches you with a University Professor of your choosing to mentor you through a personalized project for 8 weeks.

Navyaa discusses what brought her to Ivy Insight and the challenges she was encountering before discovering our program. She gives wonderful insight into why the Emerging Leader Program benefitted her and the ways she received even more than what she expected.




Josie is a former student who highlights her accomplishments achieved while working with Ivy Insight. 

She shares her struggle of identifying her differentiating factor for writing her college essays and how we supported her. 

Josie speaks of the individual help received by Ivy Insight and how it was a great benefit. 

Her advice for future students: Even though it’s a scary process, you have great ideas but Ivy Insight can help you clean up and make it presentable to schools to make you an even better candidate than you were before. 


“With years of experience, Dr. Legatt has helped us formulate college application strategy, writing effective resume and stand out college essay, as well as building relationships with admission officers. The 5 session boot camp has effectively guided us on how to build a strong profile to stand out for admission to elite schools. With Dr. Legatt’s help and guidance, we have been able to focus on the right things through each stage of the college application process armed with the critical information.”

– Parent of Applicant, Class of 2021

“Dr. Legatt has been an amazing help throughout the difficult college process. Her expertise and careful review made my application resonate perfectly with the school that I am applying to. Her quick response and supportive attitude has made everything about this experience smooth and gratifying. I urge anyone striving to make their application outstanding to take full advantage of Dr. Legatt’s knowledge and judgement. Thank you Dr. Legatt!”

– Student, 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

“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 makes 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!”

– Bryn Mawr College, Class of 2020

“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

“Dr. Legatt was phenomenal in guiding me through the college application process. Through our frequent video calls and correspondence, Dr. Legatt helped to draw out amazing essay topics that encapsulated my identity and strengths in the best way possible. She kept me on track and made sure I had everything done before the deadlines, relieving a lot of my stress. She is quick with her essay edits and provided tons of feedback to help make sure my answers were as detailed and informative as possible. Her abundant essay and interview resources along with her deep knowledge about the college admissions process significantly strengthened my college materials and ultimately helped me get into my dream college.”

– Wharton Undergraduate

“Working with Dr. Aviva allowed our son to focus on his passions and his strengths to develop a comprehensive list of schools (safety, just right and reach) that matched his interests.  Given that he was applying to schools during 2021 when you could not even visit schools, this made the task even harder. Her knowledge of the different schools and what they value was invaluable.  With this help, my son is a first-year student at the University of Chicago, his first choice school. Thank you again for all of your help –  he is thrilled with UChicago and you really helped him find the perfect school.”

– Parent, Class of 2026

Dr. Aviva is undoubtedly an exceptional guide, assisting us throughout the intricate and lengthy college process with incredible expertise. The Data Science project, in particular, was a remarkable experience, as both the professor and the project itself played a significant role in enhancing my daughter’s understanding and preparing her for the transition to Berkeley’s Computer Science program. I am truly grateful to Dr. Aviva and her dedicated staff for their invaluable guidance. I hope that many others like us will have the opportunity to benefit from her exceptional support in the future.

– Parent, Class of 2023

“>We hired Ivy Insight to help us through the college application process for my son. Dr. Aviva expertly guided us through – using tools to assess my son’s strengths, passions, experience, and academic history – and recommended colleges that met his unique needs and goals. The process increased my son’s confidence and decreased my stress. He was accepted into the majority of colleges he applied to and will be attending his top choice school in the Fall – a school that we were unaware of before we started this process. It’s the perfect college for him.

– Parent, Class of 2023

Ivy Insight Case Studies

Our case study students are high-achieving, neurodivergent, or twice-exceptional (2E) students who sought our guidance to pursue a competitive and authentic pathway to college acceptance. Review some of our case studies of previous students who have achieved success to gain a better understanding of how you can do this too.

Bethany: From Chronic Illness to Northwestern

Learn how our guidance pushed Bethany to pursue her dreams and to thrive.


June: From International Trailblazer to USC WBB Student

Learn how our advice led June to trust her gut, taking a big risk.


Jennifer: From Uncertain Goals to Stanford Achiever

Learn how Ivy Insight helped Jennifer to define her goals and ultimately land admission to Stanford.


Mike: Self-Published Author Admitted ED To Pitzer

Learn how Mike took a unique path to standing out for his dream school with Ivy Insight’s counseling.

Lana and Neil: Working Connections to Gain Admission to the Ivy League

Learn from contrasting stories of Lana and Niel on how to use your connections to gain admissions into your dream college.

Reach For Your Dream. We’ll Support You Through Every Step.