About IvyWay Founder:

Joanna De Jesus

Joanna De Jesus is the Founder and President of IvyWay College Admissions & Financial Aid Consulting. Her passion towards college counseling began many years ago while attending Smith College as an undergraduate student. At Smith, she was a Gold Key Tour guide providing campus tours for prospective students and their families. After graduation, she continued her work in college admission as the Smith College Alumnae Coordinator for Puerto Rico. As Smith's Alumnae Coordinator, she visited high schools, participated in local college fairs, interviewed and wrote alumnae recommendations for Smith's applicants. After working so many years in college admission from the college side, Joanna now provides the same level of professionalism and expertise that she is known for but, this time, from the applicant's side.


Joanna possesses a BA in Economics from Smith College and a Graduate degree in College Admissions Counseling from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a member of the following organizations: National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC); the Independent Educational Consultants Association, Associate Member, (IECA); the International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC); and The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC). She is also a member of the Alumnae Association of Smith College, the Association of Latina Alumnae of Smith College (ALAS), the Smith College Club of Puerto Rico and the UCLA Alumni Association Joanna is fully bilingual in English and in Spanish.   


A Great Future Starts With IvyWay!
Students at the Park

College Counseling


I can't say enough wonderful things about our college counseling experience. The individualized attention, the high level of organization and follow up, and the unrelenting support made all the difference in my daughter's application process. Her guidance reduced a large amount of stress for us as parents and she is clearly extremely knowledgable and experienced. My daughter clicked with her and felt that she had a trusted and caring consultant in every step of the way. We had a fantastic experience and I highly highly highly recommend her!!

-Anonymous parent, Dorado, PR

Attending Princeton University Class of 2024

Many thanks for all of your help in this process! I would never have been able to offer all of the counseling that you offered to my daughter during this process. I was right next to her when she received her acceptance notice! What great news! We are super happy!  

-Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Class of 2023

Thank you for guiding our son to help him find his ideal university. With patience, love and dedication, you helped him from the analysis all the way to his final selection. We will never forget how you went above and beyond to make sure that the process went smoothly!

We have found a friend in you, highly recommend you and wish you great success! 

-Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending American University Class of 2022

Many thanks for all you did for my son. I will forever be grateful.

- Anonymous parent, San Juan, PR

Attending Hamilton College Class of 2021

Contact info & more

IvyWay College Admissions &

Financial Aid Consulting

P.O. Box 2791

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00970

(787) 364-7812


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