• 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

California College Consulting


From the West Coast to College Coast: Start with IvySummit

Welcome to California, where the innovation of Silicon Valley meets the sunshine of the Golden Coast. In the land of movie stars and tech moguls, students from Cate School to Flintridge Prep, and Henry Gunn to Palo Alto High School are as diverse as the state itself. They’re coding the next big app, debating environmental policy, and maybe even catching a wave or two before calculus class.

At IvySummit, we understand that being a student in California is more than just chasing the Hollywood dream or developing the next tech startup. You’re not just living in the Golden State; you’re setting a gold standard for academic and extracurricular excellence.


Our Process

Our process at IvySummit is tailored to embrace the diverse and dynamic spirit of California. We start by getting to know you – your academic strengths, extracurricular passions, and personal aspirations. Whether you’re a tech whiz from Palo Alto or an arts enthusiast from Cate, we create a strategy that highlights your unique talents.

We guide you through each phase of the college admissions process, from selecting the right courses and activities to refining essays and preparing for interviews.

Essay Editing

In our essay editing process at IvySummit, we focus on transforming your experiences and insights into captivating narratives. We understand that a great essay is more than just well-structured sentences; it’s a window into your world, revealing your unique perspective and journey.

Our team collaborates with you to draw out the essence of your personal experiences, ensuring your essays not only resonate with authenticity but also engage and intrigue. We refine your stories to ensure they’re clear, impactful, and reflective of your individuality. Let’s craft essays that leave a lasting impression on admissions committees, showcasing the depth and breadth of your experiences and aspirations.

Area of Excellence

Your Area of Excellence is what sets you apart in the competitive landscape of college admissions. At IvySummit, we focus on identifying and showcasing this unique aspect of your profile. It could be your academic prowess, artistic talent, athletic skill, or a particular passion project that defines you.

We work with you to highlight this standout trait in your application, ensuring it’s not just a line in your resume, but a compelling part of your story. Our goal is to present your Area of Excellence in a way that captures the attention of admissions committees, showcasing how you excel and contribute uniquely to their campus community. Let’s elevate your exceptional qualities, making them a pivotal part of your college application narrative.

High School Timeline

Crafting your high school timeline is about strategically positioning yourself for college admissions success. At IvySummit, we guide you through selecting the right courses and extracurriculars, aligning them with your college aspirations. We focus on building a

well-rounded profile, emphasizing crucial steps like test preparation and deepening your areas of interest. Each year is a step towards strengthening your application, ensuring you’re well-prepared and standout by the time you apply to colleges. Let’s build a high school journey that sets you up for a bright future.

College List

Creating your college list is a pivotal part of your journey to higher education. At IvySummit, we help you curate a list that aligns with your academic achievements, interests, and college goals.

We focus on finding a balance of reach, match, and safety schools, ensuring each institution offers the right environment for your growth and success.

Our approach involves understanding your preferences and aspirations, then matching them with colleges that provide the programs, culture, and opportunities you seek. We aim to craft a list that’s not just a set of potential colleges but a carefully selected range of institutions where you can truly thrive. Let’s create a college list that paves the way for your academic and personal development.

Connecting with our California Based Counselors

Ready to embark on your college journey with a California flair? Connect with our California-based counselors at IvySummit. We’re equipped with the expertise and insight to guide you through the college admissions landscape. Reach out today, and let’s chart a course to your dream college, tailored to the unique opportunities and challenges of the Golden State. Your academic adventure starts here, with a team that understands your journey.

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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