College Counseling

Tips for Admission to the California State University (CSU) System

The California State University (CSU) application is a bit more straightforward than the University of California (UC) system, which does include a series of Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) to answer. Consider this list of background information and tips to be aware of as you navigate through the CSU application: 1. Similar to the UC system, … Read more

The Big Picture: Summer 2021 at Green Ivy

At Green Ivy, we know summer 2021 feels especially momentous —and our Summer 2021 services are designed to promote wellness, academic readiness, and self-expression through a wide variety of mini-courses and workshops. Curious to learn more? We wanted to share broad overviews of our five categories of summer services: college application support, writing workshops, subject-specific … Read more

Waitlisted: How to Approach First-Choice Letters

So, you’ve been waitlisted at your dream college or university.  Over the last twenty years at Green Ivy, we’ve seen that there’s still a chance that they will accept you off the waitlist.  In fact, depending on the school, you might even be able to tilt the odds in your favor by writing a first-choice … Read more

How to Approach Letters of Appeal for CSUs and UCs

In the event that you are denied admission to a Cal State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), don’t panic! You can try to persuade the admissions office to reconsider your application by writing a letter of appeal. Each of the UC and CSU campuses offer their own appeals process. You can find exact … Read more

Branching Out: Summer 2021 Services at Green Ivy for High School Students

For many students and families, Summer 2021 offers a sense of renewed hope.  As high school students look for opportunity in a rapidly changing world, we know how it is increasingly important for teens to find outlets for building knowledge, supportive relationships, and self-reflection skills.  At Green Ivy, we’ve developed an expansive list of summer … Read more

Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021

This article was written by Green Ivy founder Ana Homayoun, and was posted originally on anahomayoun.com. Greetings! Hope you are inside and warm wherever you are on this snowy and rainy week! For those who were able to join last week for my community talk about Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021, I appreciate the … Read more