• 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

Orange County, California College Consulting

Orange County

Orange County Admissions Services

Sunny days, beautiful beaches, and renowned amusement parks—Orange County is not just a place, it’s a lifestyle. Just like the succulent oranges the county is named after, its students, from top schools like Sage Hill School, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, and others are a juicy blend of smarts, talent, and zest for life. But like turning oranges into the perfect glass of juice, preparing for college admissions can be a complex process. 

But don’t worry, you’re not in this alone—because nothing says ‘college admissions made easy’ like an IvySummit guidebook.

Orange County

Our Strategy

At IvySummit, we approach college admissions with a personalized and comprehensive strategy. Our extensive experience, finely honed techniques, and commitment to student success are the cornerstones of our approach. We understand that each student is unique, so we offer tailor-made solutions to align with individual goals, talents, and aspirations.

Guiding a Timeline

Creating and adhering to a comprehensive timeline is an essential component of the college application process. It’s not just about meeting deadlines; it’s about starting early, setting goals, and pacing yourself. Each step needs to be planned and executed in time.

At IvySummit, we help students construct a personalized timeline that allows them to maximize their potential in each area of the application process. We help students balance their academic, extracurricular, and personal responsibilities while ensuring that they are making consistent, meaningful progress towards their application goals.


Extracurricular activities can significantly shape the narrative of your college application. They reveal your passions, commitments, and personality in ways that grades and test scores cannot.

At IvySummit, we guide students in identifying and pursuing extracurriculars that not only align with their interests but also demonstrate their potential for impact and leadership. Our team helps students understand how these activities can be effectively presented in their application to highlight their individual strengths and potential contributions to a college community. It’s not just about doing more; it’s about meaningful engagement and genuine passion.

Your Intellectual Signature

Your intellectual signature, also referred to as intellectual vitality, is a critical factor that colleges look for when evaluating applications. It’s about more than just grades or test scores – it’s about a genuine curiosity, a drive for knowledge, and a passion for ideas.

At IvySummit, we encourage our students to find and develop their intellectual signature, and we help them find ways to demonstrate this within their applications. We guide them in identifying areas where their intellectual curiosity truly shines, whether it’s in academic, extracurricular, or personal pursuits.


When it comes to the essay portion of the college application, students from Orange County have a unique advantage. This sunny Southern California region is a vibrant blend of diverse communities, rich culture, and expansive opportunities for growth and learning.

The key to effective essays is to draw on personal experiences and reflections, and being from Orange County offers an interesting backdrop to inspire compelling stories. Whether it’s discussing a community service experience in one of the county’s many nonprofits, or reflecting on the environmental issues through the lens of living in a coastal region, there are a wide array of narratives available to you.

Reaching Out to our Orange County Private College Counselor

With a proven strategy and personalized approach, IvySummit has been a trusted guide for many students from Orange County and around the world, transforming the daunting application process into a journey of self-discovery and success. 

So, are you ready to shine brighter than the California sun? Let’s work together to illuminate your path to a top-tier university.

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.

Contact Us Today For a Complimentary Consultation