• 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
  • Pricing

Los Angeles College Consulting


Los Angeles Admissions Services

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on dreams and ambition, the pursuit of higher education is no less of a grand endeavor. With prestigious institutions like Harvard-West lake and The Buckley School molding future leaders, the bar is set sky-high. Each year top students from Los Angeles and around the world go through the college application process to compete for a select few limited spots.

Much like navigating through Los Angeles traffic, applying to colleges can often feel like a daunting task, full of turns and stop signs. This is particularly true for students at top tier schools in Los Angeles. This is where we come in. At IvySummit, we’ve been guiding students on their journey to their dream colleges for over two decades and counting.

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Our Strategy

We’re an experienced team of education consultants, ex-admission officers, and alumni from top colleges. Our mission? To guide you through the maze of application forms, essays, timelines, and extracurricular strategies. We’re here to make your college application journey less of a turbulent ride and more of an exhilarating takeoff. We work one-one with students on every individual part of their application journey and make sure  everything is pitch perfect.

Building a College List

Building a college list can be like trying to compile a Hollywood Blockbuster movie cast, it requires thought, strategy, and a bit of dreaming too. You can’t have every A-lister, but you also can’t ignore the promising newcomers. Your college list should be a healthy mix of reach, target, and likely schools, each one selected for how well they align with your goals, interests, and aspirations.

Our role at IvySummit is to help you not only identify those schools but also to understand why they make sense for you, and how you can make yourself an attractive candidate to them. Let’s get that list in shape, Los Angeles-style!

Area of Excellence

Your area of excellence – it’s what sets you apart from the sea of college applicants. Maybe it’s a deep passion for political science that led you to organize a community town hall event, or an innate talent for coding that saw you build a revolutionary app. This unique quality, this intellectual vitality, is your key to standing out and shining brightly.

However, the journey to discovering and effectively showcasing this excellence isn’t always straightforward. It requires strategic thinking and deliberate effort. And that’s precisely where IvySummit steps in. We bring the roadmap, guidance, and expertise necessary to help you navigate this pivotal journey. Just like a seasoned guide, we are committed to helping you highlight your unique qualities, turning your college application into a distinct and compelling narrative.


Essays: The golden opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions officer, make them laugh, make them cry, make them feel as though they’ve just had a heart-to-heart conversation with you. It’s your chance to show them a side of you that your grades and test scores alone cannot.

But here’s the kicker – it’s not just about being a talented writer. It’s about understanding what the colleges are looking for, strategizing around that, and then executing it with flair. 

Do you illustrate your growth over the years? Do you subtly showcase your leadership qualities? Do you leave the reader with a better understanding of who you are and what you’re passionate about?

These are questions IvySummit can help you answer. We bring our expertise in essay writing to the table, guiding you in brainstorming, structuring, and refining your essays. In essence, we provide you the tools and guidance to craft a compelling story that will resonate with the admissions committee.

Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual Vitality: A term you might not hear often but one that plays a pivotal role in your application. It’s not just about acing your tests or topping your class. It’s about showcasing your love for learning, your curiosity to explore, and your ability to think critically.

So how do you demonstrate this? How do you make sure the colleges perceive this intrinsic aspect of your personality? IvySummit is here to help you navigate this. We can guide you on how to highlight this trait through your essays, projects, and even your choice of extracurricular activities. Because, let’s face it, in the competitive world of college admissions, it’s often the subtle things that make the loudest impact.

Getting in Touch with a Los Angeles College Counselor

Just as Los Angeles is a city that merges a multitude of cultures and experiences into one unique tapestry, your college application should blend all your strengths, interests, and aspirations into a compelling narrative. IvySummit is here to help you spin that tale. With our experience, resources, and commitment, we’ll guide you on this journey, ensuring you present the best version of yourself to your dream colleges.

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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