• 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 8-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

Boarding Schools

Boarding schools

IvySummit offers a limited, bespoke boarding school admissions support service for exceptional students. We have achieved placements at elite secondary schools worldwide, including Exeter (USA), Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz (Switzerland) and Cardiff Sixth Form College (UK).

Here, we will address some common questions about the process and how IvySummit helps applicants get accepted to top-tier academies.

Boarding schools

How selective are boarding schools?

Admission rates at elite boarding schools are as low as 12% in the United States, with an average rate of just 39% across institutions of all quality levels. The best boarding schools in Europe and the United Kingdom have similarly rigorous standards.

Many motivated families invest in professional support from IvySummit to optimize their chance of acceptance.

What do they look for in applicants?

One of the biggest challenges in the admissions process is that highly selective schools are similar to elite universities in breadth and rigor of expectations.

Students as young as 11 or 12 must demonstrate superior academic abilities, striking extracurricular achievements, and exceptional writing and self-presentation skills. IvySummit helps students and their parents understand the expectations and craft a success strategy.

What is the admissions process?

As with college admissions, boarding schools require detailed information, which can be complex for families to manage.

Although most US boarding schools accept the Standard Application Online (SAO), the process can take weeks or months to complete, culminating in January or early February deadlines. Families must gather and submit academic transcripts, teacher recommendations, a parent statement and a student information form and questionnaire. Applicants must complete standardized tests such as the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) and written short answer and essay questions.

IvySummit helps families plan and manage applications, so students have ample time to present their best selves. 

What do boarding schools look for?

Applicants who will rise to academic challenge, excel in extracurriculars, develop leadership skills and enrich a diverse community.

Small student bodies mean it is vital that each individual make a positive contribution. Confidence, interpersonal skills and self-presentation are scrutinized during the application process to ensure that places are only offered to applicants who will enhance the school environment.

Demonstrating these soft skills can be one of the toughest parts of the process, especially for international students. IvySummit works intensively with each applicant to polish their self-presentation through writing and interview skills.

How can my child stand out?

Top boarding schools can choose from an abundance of academically gifted applicants. Athletic and extracurricular achievements are key to gaining a competitive advantage, while students who have a unique pursuit or talent (e.g., small business owner or musical prodigy) also get noticed.

Application essays and interviews can tip the balance in an applicant’s favor. Young people who are unusually poised, eloquent and personable make a powerful impression on admissions officers.

IvySummit empowers students to shine by presenting their achievements in a cohesive, compelling and convincing manner.

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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