The Ivy League Formula Program 

The Ivy League Formula, a 6-month college consulting program to create your passion project, is currently full and closed. 



What's included in The Ivy League Formula Program? 

The Ivy League Formula Program is your exclusive 6-month group college consulting program that will get you to STAND OUT and WOW elite college admissions officers by creating your very own powerful Passion Project.

Our next round is starting soon, and I’ll be guiding a small group of qualified students through a unique process to choose and implement your Ivy League Top Tier Theme

You’ll get my proprietary process to support you in strategizing your SPV (Strengths, Personality, Values), brainstorming your passion project to complement your SPV, executing your Passion Project in a way that woos and wows the admissions officers you’re seeking to impress, and scaling the impact of your Passion Project through publications and media attention.  

In our 12 hands-on strategic sessions, I will personally answer ALL of your questions related to the college application process. I’ll guide you through crafting your unique Passion Project as I’ve done for 600+ successful students, many of whom have gone onto their dream Ivy League & Top-tier universities like Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and Brown, and other top-tier colleges such as NYU, USC, UC Berkeley, UMich, Rice, and many more.

During these 6 months (April 2021 - September 2021), I will mentor and coach you to:

  • Get Crystal Clear on Your Unique Strengths - we’ll review your current college applications in light of your strengths, personality and values to make sure that each application shows your WOW factor; at this stage, we’ll also review any gaps in your application and make a plan to fill them! 
  • Brainstorm your Passion Project - here’s where we assess your academic and personal interests and giftings to finalize your Passion Project idea. 
  • Execute your Passion Project - next we strategize and create actionable steps to bring your Passion Project to life.
  • Scale your Passion Project - now we give your Passion Project that WOW factor and blow your college admissions staff away by getting you press, media attention, and publication opportunities that will ensure that you stand out from the crowd. 

Interviewing my Ivy League Formula Students! 

More testimonials!

"I met with a Professor today and she offered me the opportunity to be a part of her lab this summer! Her current research is about cancer cells, which aligns with my Ivy League & Top-tier theme!” - Rylee

“I just had a call with a professor and she gave me the opportunity to participate in her lab. She also mentioned that she would love to have me get hands-on experience in the lab!” - Jessica

"I GOT 3 INVITATIONS TO WORK AS A RESEARCH ASSISTANT! In addition, I also got an offer to attend a launch event from a professor and an invitation to join a college class discussion for the semester!" - Daeun

“Before enrolling in your program, I was struggling with my direction in terms of colleges and careers. I felt like I was missing the knowledge and resources. Since enrolling in your program, it opened my eyes to the different opportunities I could take, and it helped me improve my time-management skills. I’ve improved my relationship with my guidance counselor, which will be great for my rec letters!” - Anita

“Before starting the program, I lacked organization, structure to my day, and had no idea how to network with college admission officers. Since starting the program, I’ve come up with new ideas for my passion project, learned so many helpful tips and ideas on how to get ahead in terms of college admissions. I now look forward to working with my passion project everyday, and I’m not confused when it comes to knowing what is required of me for this college admission process. I now know that I’m not alone and I am confident that I can accomplish my goal.” - Mariana G. 

“Prior to enrolling in the Ivy League Formula, I was struggling with a sense of direction in terms of how to prepare for the college admission process. And I didn’t have anyone I could consistently go to with all my college admissions questions. Enrolling in your program has definitely given me more clarity in what I need to do and how to accomplish my goals for the college admissions. It has also given me a new community to ask questions to and helpful tips for studying.” - Sarah T. 

“I’m speaking with a professor from Harvard Medical School this week!” - Ethan B.

“I can honestly say you’ve not only helped me with my Passion Project, but you morphed the way I view my life and responsibilities now.” - Ssanvi

Ready to stand out and get accepted into

your dream Ivy League & Top-tier colleges? 

The Ivy League Formula, 6-month college consulting program to create your passion project, is currently full and closed. 

2019-2021 Acceptances

  • Stanford University
  • Duke University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • USC Marshall School of Business (WBB Program - 5% Acceptance Rate)
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University (Engineering)
  • UC Berkeley (Computer Science)
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Tech (Engineering, Aerospace)
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • UIUC (Engineering)
  • UPenn
  • UVA
  • U of Washington (Computer Science)
  • Columbia University

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long are the sessions?

The Ivy League Formula sessions are two hours each.

How will my child develop his/her Passion Project in this program?

Month 1: Identify your winning Ivy League Top Tier Theme and establish your Big Picture Strategy.

In your first month in the program, we analyze your college application resources so far and identify what you can eliminate - this is about doing less of the right things, not overloading your plate! You’ll get crystal-clarity on your strengths, your passions, and your interests so that you can walk away with a strong Ivy League Top Tier theme that’ll make your application stand out from the sea of qualified candidates. 

Month 2: Brainstorm your Passion Project. 

You can’t just pick a Passion Project because it sounds good. Your project MUST align with your Ivy League Top Tier Theme in order to create a winning application. In month two, you’ll develop your Passion Project idea and we’ll co-design a roadmap for you to implement it. 

Months 3-4: Execute your Passion Project. 

This is where the rubber meets the road! You’ll execute your Passion Project and build any assets that go along with it, like your website, your blog, or your podcast. This is also the time when we’ll focus on key networking that will give you a huge leg up in your admissions process. You’ll connect with professors at your dream school, secure an internship to increase your credibility, and get key gatekeepers on your side. 

Let me stress that this is an exclusive small group program, so each student’s strategy will be custom-crafted for you. This is not about doing all the things! This is about hyper-focus on the ONE Passion Project that highlights your unique strengths, personality and values and makes you most appealing to your dream schools. We make executing your Passion Project exciting, and lay it out in a very simple way so that you actually enjoy the process of bringing your project to life! 

Months 5-6: Scale your Passion Project.

These last months are about building your legacy. This is where you create the meaningful impact and domino effect that colleges will love.

You might host a live event, publish your book on Amazon, or take your research project deeper. This step gets you the WOW factor that most applicants lack. I’ll also show you how to position your Passion Project in your college essays so that college admissions officers can’t help but say YES! I’ve helped more than 600 students get into their dream schools by using this method, and you deserve to have this opportunity, too. 

By the end of the program, you’ll feel:

  • Clear and confident about your “stand out” factor as you make your Ivy League and Top-tier applications. You’ll know you’ve developed a passion project that highlights your strengths, personality and values and sets you head and shoulders above any competition. 
  • Motivated to continue implementing your Passion Project, as you see all the positive attention it’s getting you and all the impact it’s making. 
  • Certain that you are worthy of your dream school. 
  • Excited to open that CONGRATULATIONS letter!

Does this program cover essay assistance?

Julie provides essay feedback (networking emails, professor outreach emails, resume, etc.) during the sessions!

Can you tell me more about how group sessions work?

The Ivy League Formula is Julie's innovative method of college consulting; it thrives off of a group dynamic. Students will be able to learn from other students, share ideas, and support from peers, and possibly collaborate on passion projects with other students. And of course, each student will gain personalized coaching from Julie every session.

How many students are in each session?

10-12 students per session!

What platform are on the sessions conducted on and how do I access this?


What if my child is involved in other extracurriculars and can’t make the scheduled meetings?

We offer many dates and times you can choose from, so you never have to worry about scheduling conflicts! I know how busy you all are, so we took that into consideration.

What kind of major does this program work best for? 

Building a Passion Project is the best way for you to stand out by your college admission officers whether you’re going into Pre-med, Business, Social Sciences (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, etc.) or Engineering/CS. 

For example, my student, Varun, created an in-person 5-day Passion Project and got accepted into Rice University (Engineering) and Georgia Tech (Aerospace Engineering). 

For example, my student, Sophia, landed a magazine publication (which is one of the Passion  Projects I’ll teach you inside the Ivy League Formula Program), got accepted into the University of Michigan Ross Business School.

For example, Melissa worked on a women empowerment Passion Project and got accepted into Stanford and Duke University.  

The Ivy League Formula, 6-month college consulting program to create your passion project, is currently full and closed.