IYE College Counseling Students Have Been Admitted to the Following Schools:
Stanford: Regular and Early Rounds
University of Chicago
Columbia (with and without Likely Letters)
Columbia undergraduate Research Fellow
U.C. Berkeley with Regents’ Scholarships
U.C. Berkeley College of Engineering
UCSB, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, UC Irvine (also all with Regents)
Cornell University (Sciences), Early Round
Cal Tech, Early Round
UCLA Med Scholars invitation
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
University College Dublin: 6-year Medical
Case Western Reserve: Combined BS/Dental
Johns Hopkins University
NYU (including Stern)
San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, Film
University of Rochester
University of British Columbia
Mt. Holyoke College
Praise from Our Students
Roxanne P., student:
“Learning how different one college is from another was one of the surprises. She has an amazing amount of knowledge to share. I wouldn’t have had the time for that with my senior schedule. Judy also saved me money with my merit aid applications and saved me time by helping me eliminate too many choices!”
~Roxanne received offers across the country, at private and public universities, including at several U.C.’s. She is pursuing a program in public policy with an environmental emphasis at her favorite U.C. campus.
Lin C., student:
“At the beginning I had a lot on my plate. I wanted all the top colleges in the country. Senior Year was almost overwhelming with all the pressures and competition at my school, so many of my classmates wanting the same colleges as I did. Judy patiently helped me reduce my list — and my anxiety! And I especially benefited from her help with improving my essays! I’m certain I couldn’t have been admitted to a top 10 private university without that guidance. I’m very grateful.”
~Lin was offered a merit scholarship at a private university, was admitted to Berkeley, but accepted an offer at Stanford when she was moved from the waitlist in the Regular Round.
Therese L., student:
“I consider myself a very confident person, but I was amazed at how even more confident I felt by the end of the admission season. She urged me not to hold back in my essays and not to minimize my accomplishments in my resume. She noticed things about me that none of my school counselors and no one in my family noticed. I felt that I learned so much about myself that it made my transition to college almost effortless. That was a result that I never expected.”
~Therese is exuberant about her political science major at Stanford and is already contemplating graduate school at a variety of prestigious institutions, domestically and overseas.
Connie C., parent:
“I found that the whole process was handled professionally and efficiently. Judy is very thorough. We were new to the admissions process; my daughter was very ambitious and I was very unsure. The explanations were really important to my confidence in her. I couldn’t have been happier with her manner and her support of my daughter, including the positive results. She included me in all the planning and kept me informed of all her conversations with my daughter.”
Judy Wendel has taught successfully in every academic format, from traditional schooling to alternative and home schooling. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she is acquainted with every variant of student, from the highly driven to the ones still looking to find their place.
She has intimate knowledge of many Bay Area middle and high schools, as well as outstanding relationships with their staff. She thoroughly enjoys the process of getting to know her students, their plans, and their visions for their futures.
Encouraging student self-expression in college applications and essays is an area of particular strength. In addition, she enjoys comfortable relationships with parents. She welcomes whatever level of input they desire in the search, coaching, refinement, presentation, and acceptance phases of college admissions.
She is a member of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors and has taken courses in UCLA’s certificate program for College Counseling.
Working with IYE, you will…
- Create a college list matched to your needs
- Follow a well-paced application timeline
- Produce thoughtful responses to all prompts
- Write a distinct and memorable student profile