• College Admissions

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Ivy League Consultant
        • Admissions consulting for students looking to attend Ivy League and highly selective schools.
        • Essay Editing
        • We meticulously edit your essays to ensure clarity, coherence, and correctness, aligning them with the expectations of the admissions process.
        • International Student Consultant
        • Leading college admissions firm providing unmatched guidance for international students wanting to study at top tier US colleges.
        • Athletic Recruitment
        • We help students-athletes through the recruiting process at Ivy League, D-1, and D-III levels.
        • Transfer Admissions
        • Looking to transfer to a more selective school? We can help provide guidance through this challenging process
        • Counseling Services

          We provide a variety of options for our clients as they work through the pre-application process and admissions cycle.

        • School Packages
        • We offer 10-school and 15-school packages for students applying to US colleges.
        • Hourly Consulting
        • Our consultants are available on an hourly basis with discounts provided for 10 and 20 hour blocks.
        • Extracurricular Activities
        • We provide individualized assistance for all of our clients in regard to what activities to focus on throughout the pre-application process and admissions cycle.
        • IvySummit Research Institute
        • We work closely with our research partners to create a timeline and plans to maximize research opportunities for each client.
        • VIP: College Concierge
        • We travel with a limited number of our international clients every year to visit 40-50 boarding schools and colleges.
        • VIP: Application and Essay Intensive
        • We will meet with a client over a 7–10 day period at an agreed upon location and produce a finished common app personal statement and extracurricular activities section
        • VIP: Unlimited
        • We work with a limited number of our clients to guide them through applications to an unlimited number of schools.
        • Boarding Schools
        • We provide help with boarding school selections, essay editing, and interview preparation.
        • College Acceptances

          With record-low acceptance rates and record-high applications, students must produce a world-class application that separates them from the thousands of talented applicants.

        • MIT
        • We guide students through MIT's distinctive application process, focusing on course selection, project development, and essay refinement.
        • CalTech
        • We align your talents with Caltech's innovation-driven ethos through targeted guidance.
        • Stanford
        • We shape your application to reflect Stanford's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
        • Harvard
        • We craft applications that align with Harvard's heritage of excellence, unlocking your potential for success.
        • Princeton
        • We fine-tune your pathway to success by aligning your unique potential with Princeton's prestigious standards.
        • Yale
        • We tailor your application to resonate with Yale’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
        • Columbia
        • With an eye on Columbia's intellectual rigor, we help mold your profile to fit their culture of ambitious learning and growth.
        • Johns Hopkins
        • Focusing on your medical and research aspirations, we align your talents with Johns Hopkins' world-renowned programs.
        • Vanderbilt
        • Emphasizing personal growth and achievement, we'll shape your application to reflect Vanderbilt's vibrant community and academic strengths.
        • UC Berkeley
        • Targeting UC Berkeley's passion for entrepreneurship and social change, we facilitate your journey to be part of their trailblazing environment.
        • UCLA
        • Matching your creativity and innovation with UCLA's diverse fields, we guide your application to thrive in their dynamic setting.
        • UVA
        • In line with UVA's rich traditions and public service focus, we craft your profile to mirror their community's values.
        • Cornell
        • Aligning with Cornell's multifaceted academic pursuits, we ensure your application highlights your unique capabilities and passions.
        • Georgia Tech
        • Integrating your technological and scientific interests, we tailor your application to fit Georgia Tech's forward-thinking approach.
        • Northwestern
        • With Northwestern's blend of arts and sciences, we work to sculpt your application to resonate with their interdisciplinary vision.
        • Dartmouth
        • Emphasizing your engagement with global challenges, we design your application to reflect Dartmouth's commitment to meaningful impact.
        • UPenn
        • Balancing your business acumen and innovative thinking, we align your application with UPenn's blend of tradition and modernity.
        • Carnegie Mellon
        • Highlighting your prowess in technology and the arts, we craft your application to echo Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary excellence.
        • Duke
        • Integrating your leadership qualities and academic strengths, we tailor your application to meet Duke's diverse and dynamic environment.
        • UChicago
        • Through your intellectual curiosity and rigorous inquiry, we shape your application to connect with UChicago's academic ethos.
        • Brown
        • Tailoring your passions, we guide your application to fit Brown's unique curriculum.
        • Rice
        • Navigating Rice's emphasis on collaboration and innovation, we fine-tune your application to resonate with their community values.
        • About Us

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Our Process
        • From your extracurricular descriptions to line-by-line essay editing, we will perfect every component of your application to earn you a spot at a top-tier school.
        • Meet the Team
        • With our expertise, we will work one-on-one with you to craft a unique story that highlights your accomplishments and sets you apart from the competition
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Transfer Student Admissions


Getting accepted into a top-tier university can transform a student’s learning experience and chances of post-college success. IvySummit’s transfer counseling service ensures students the best chance of admission to their top-choice college.


Transfer basics

A college transfer allows students to move from one institution to another after one, two or more years of study. The process can be complex and time-consuming as transfer requirements vary widely.

Transfer applications to highly selective universities require students to show exceptional ability and motivation. Two main success factors are college grade point average (GPA) and extracurricular activities. High school GPA and standardized test scores such as SAT/ACT are less relevant.

IvySummit understands the distinctive requirements of transfer applications in general, and its experienced counselors have deep knowledge of the specific expectations of elite universities. Our team helps students understand exactly what they need to gain access to their top-choice school.

Motivation and school selection

IvySummit works with students to identify their motivation and goals in transferring, then select the best schools for their needs.


Over the course of undergraduate studies, many students change majors and/or develop more defined goals. This may mean their current school is no longer the best academic option.

IvySummit helps students identify other colleges that offer desirable courses, faculty or academic resources. Our counselors develop strategies that highlight the applicant’s current achievements and future potential, increasing their chances of gaining admission to a top-flight school. Ultimately, this can increase students’ graduate program and job prospects.


As students mature, campuses may not satisfy their evolving needs. IvySummit works closely with applicants to identify strong culture matches based on features such as college size, location, philosophy, diversity, etc., that also meet students’ academic and extracurricular standards. Life outside the classroom is vitally important to the overall learning experience; IvySummit supports transitions to more culturally attractive institutions as part of a long-term success strategy.


Extracurriculars can play a crucial role in students’ futures. IvySummit supports transfer candidates whose current college no longer serves their extracurricular needs. Our team works to place athletes, musicians, creative practitioners, student leaders, etc., in colleges where they can extract maximum value from the time and effort they invest in extracurricular activities.

Planning and timelines

IvySummit plans, manages and guides transfer applications, which can be far more complicated than first-time student applications. Each institution has its own deadlines and unique requirements.

Following school selection, IvySummit counselors create an individualized application timeline to guide students through every step of the process, including testing, transferring credits, writing essays and submitting applications. 

Supporting materials

IvySummit counselors and essay experts help students craft essays and personal statements that give them a competitive edge. Having a good GPA and excellent extracurriculars is fundamental to transfer admissions success. However, given the extreme competition for spots at top colleges, they are not the only factors.

Transfer applications typically require recommendations and essays/personal statements. When the competition comes down to evenly matched students, the quality of these supporting materials can be key to the final admissions decision.

IvySummit is a premier college consulting firm with a proven track record in expertly guiding students from across the globe through the complex and nuanced college application process. Our specialized focus lies in helping students achieve their aspirations of gaining admission to Ivy League institutions and other esteemed universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With our persistent commitment to excellence, we provide tailored guidance and support to ensure our clients stand out and thrive in the highly competitive world of college admissions.

At IvySummit, our commitment lies in discovering the perfect match for our clients and supporting them wholeheartedly on their path to success. We strive to understand their unique aspirations and provide expert guidance, empowering them to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving their dreams.

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