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An Insider’s Perspective
Personal Guidance from a Former Harvard Admissions Interviewer

Ivy League Potential provides world class guidance, real skills and coaching to help your child through the college admissions process and get into the college of their dreams.

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When the heart is full of love and the mind is guided by wisdom, success naturally follows. Ivy League Potential provides world class guidance, real skills and coaching to help your child through the college admissions process and get into the college of their dreams.

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Sonia Lal, M.Ed

Former Harvard Admissions Interviewer

Ivy League Potential was founded by Sonia Lal, M. Ed., a former Harvard admissions interviewer. Sonia has worked in the field of college counseling, education, and human development since 1997. She was trained in college admissions by Ivy League deans of admissions (including Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Stanford, University of Chicago and Northwestern). Her expertise on essay writing was featured in AdmitSee's book 99 Successful Admission Essay Excerpts. Sonia has also served on the Illinois Math and Science Academy Admissions committee and evaluated IMSA student research projects. She was invited to be a judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Sonia has interviewed more than 30 college admission experts and is currently writing a book on leadership for teenagers. Sonia graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a B.A. in Social Anthropology and completed coursework at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has a masters degree in education and is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for Gifted Children.

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