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The leaders in
test preparation.

603 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734.623.8378


For information about our
New York office, visit


The Institute for Higher Learning is recognized as the nation’s premier standardized test preparation service with locations in Manhattan and Ann Arbor, and future locations on Long Island and in Boston and D.C. Founded in 1996 by Mayssoun Bydon, a University of Michigan Law School graduate, the Institute features the best qualified one-on-one tutors in the country, offering instruction for nearly every undergraduate and graduate entrance exam. The Institute’s unique programs boast trademarked coursepacks, proven method-based curricula, and expert instructors. Our one-on-one tutorial features an individualized course tailored toward each student’s particular needs.

Due to the strength of our courses and the excellence of our instructors, our students continually rank in the highest tiers of standardized test scores. The Institute’s students have averaged in the 90th percentile on national standardized tests, with many scoring as high as the 99th percentile. The Institute for Higher Learning has the highest percentile placement in the country and offers the absolute best and most extensive preparatory programs in the nation.

Although we are renowned for our one-on-one tutoring programs, we also offer group tutoring, small classes, and specialized workshops for the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT and ACT, as well as core subjects such as economics, statistics, math, all sciences, English and first-year law school courses.

In the field of Application Consultation, we advise students seeking undergraduate college admissions and admissions to various graduate programs, including law school, medical school, business school, and various master disciplines. Our application service is second to none. Far from the template approach of other application consultants, our emphasis on tailoring to each applicant allows us to truly get to know the strengths of our students and convey those strengths to admission committees. As such, we help students develop powerful personal statements, exceptional essays and eye-catching applications. Our expert consultants are the leaders in their field.

In addition to our office on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, the Institute has a New York City office, conveniently located near Grand Central Station, at 286 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 40th and Madison on the second floor.