Dr. Joie Jager-Hyman is an internationally acclaimed expert on the college admissions process and the Founder of College Prep 360, a boutique educational advising firm with an unrivaled track record of success. Her first book, Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize (Harper Collins), was called “an engaging book that every parent of a high school student will want to read” by The Wall Street Journal. Her second book, B+ Grades, A+ College Applications (Random House) is a widely-read college admissions bible. Dr. Jager-Hyman also assisted Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier with several chapters in her book on the role of merit in the college admissions process and is featured in Frank Bruni’s best-seller, Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be.
As an expert on college admissions, Joie has appeared on the CBS Early Show, Fox News, NPR and dozens of other media outlets. She has contributed to numerous publications on college admissions topics, including Forbes and New York, has written research articles for academic journals and prominent policy reports and has even testified at a Congressional Hearing on baccalaureate degree attainment.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Joie served as Assistant Director of Admissions for her alma mater, where she read and evaluated thousands of applications. She then completed a doctorate in education policy at Harvard University, concentrating her research on the transition from high school to college, and recently collaborated with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence on a curriculum on college admissions and transitions. She is also an active philanthropist who serves on the Boards of UAspire, a nonprofit that promotes college affordability for thousands of low-income students, and Syrian Youth Empowerment, an NGO that supports high achieving students in Syria in gaining acceptance to American universities.