• 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose IvySummit?

We’re glad you asked! We believe that every student deserves a college consultant who is attentive to the details of their goals, background, and academic portfolio. This kind of in-depth, individualized attention is only possible in boutique firms like ours.

When is the best time to start college consulting?

We work with students across a variety of ages at different stages in their educational journeys. From extracurricular strategies and boarding school admissions, we customize each student’s program to fit their needs.

Where and how often do we meet?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we communicated with students and their families remotely using video chat, emails, texts, calls, and messaging apps like WeChat and WhatsApp, so our office is already fully adapted to online interaction. Our consultants work with clients from around the world, across various time zones. In normal times, we also meet with our clients in person when available and requested.

Why does it take so many hours to produce a competitive application?

Most applicants at top schools are nearly identical on paper. Essays are crucial components in your application to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

Do you only work with students applying to the Top 10 or 20 institutions?

We work with students from many different backgrounds and with a range of goals. If you’re not sure where you or your student should be applying, we can offer recommendations.

Do you offer services that don't require buying a package?

Yes. In addition to our packages, we also provide hourly rates, test prep, essay editing, extracurricular consulting, and concierge college tours. See our Counseling Services page to find out more.

Do you work with students from outside of the United States?

Yes, we have lots of experience working with students worldwide from over 30 different countries. The majority of our students are based outside of the United States.

How do we get started?

Every client begins the process with a consultation to help us understand their individual situation and goals. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us by using our contact form, calling (703) 493-0432, or emailing info@ivysummit.com.

Why do you only work with a limited number of students each year?

Our mission is to provide the best service for students applying to colleges and boarding schools. By limiting who we take on, we can give more directed and individualized attention to each student. We believe in quality over quantity. Rather than spreading ourselves thin, we aim to give each student we take on our undivided attention.

Why can't my child's school counselor at their prestigious high school/boarding school provide the same guidance?

School counselors can offer directions, answer questions about schools, and provide context about how previous students have done at specific schools. However, they aren’t equipped to spend 30 to 50 hours with each student working on essays as we do.

We've spent a significant amount of money on private school. Haven't we done enough to help our child get into a top school?

Every year, the number of students admitted from top private schools, boarding schools, and elite public schools to highly selective colleges shrinks. Because of fewer slots available the value of an admissions consultant has never been higher.

What are common mistakes you see families make in the admissions process?

Common mistakes are waiting until the last minute to start the admissions process, assuming that grades and test scores are enough for top schools, underestimating how competitive Top 35 schools are to get into, and not spending enough time on essays. If most applicants have similar scores, grades, and extracurriculars, how do you separate yourself other than through essays, activities lists, and letters of recommendation?
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