• 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

San Diego College Consulting


San Diego Admissions Consulting

There’s a unique beat to San Diego that you can’t miss. A rhythm that balances the laid-back surf culture with the intense academic prowess of schools like The Bishop’s School, Francis Parker School, and others. It’s where students can discuss quantum physics over fish tacos and brainstorm about environmental policies while catching a wave.

But as impressive as San Diego students are, the task of applying to college can make even the most seasoned academics a little seasick. That’s where IvySummit comes in. We are here to navigate these waves with you, making the college application process smooth sailing.

Our Process

At IvySummit, we operate on a simple powerful principle – providing personalized guidance tailored to each student’s aspirations and potential. Our process is as unique as San Diego’s blend of beaches and academia, designed to navigate the complexities of college applications with the same ease as a seasoned surfer navigating the waves.

Whether it’s choosing the perfect college, constructing a powerful essay, or showcasing extracurricular strengths, our expert team is dedicated to highlighting each student’s uniqueness.

Creating a Timeline

Navigating the college application process without a timeline is like setting sail without a map – you’re likely to get lost. Every step, from standardized tests to essay writing and application submission, needs to be carefully planned out.

At IvySummit, we understand that each student is unique. Whether you need more time preparing for SATs or ACTs, or developing your essays, we help you create a customized timeline. This ensures you stay on track and avoid last-minute stress. We’re here to guide you in turning your aspirations into a clear, manageable plan of action.

Expanding Extracurriculars

Extracurricular activities play an essential role in your college application – they showcase who you are beyond your academic achievements. They provide colleges with a sense of your passions, interests, and commitment.

At IvySummit, we believe that extracurriculars are more than just boxes to be checked off. They’re opportunities to delve deep into what you truly enjoy, expand your skills, and make a meaningful impact. Whether you’re passionate about sports, arts, leadership, community service, or tech innovation, we guide you in maximizing your extracurricular involvement and highlighting your unique strengths and passions in a compelling way.

Building a College List

Creating a well-rounded college list is a critical step in your application journey. It isn’t just about picking the ‘best’ schools or the ones with the most prestige. It’s about finding the right fit for you academically, socially, and financially.

San Diego students may find themselves drawn to the sunny campuses of California universities, but it’s essential to explore a variety of schools. At IvySummit, we guide students to consider factors such as academic rigor, available majors, student life, location, and financial aid availability. We’re here to help you navigate this process, providing resources and expertise to ensure you consider a diverse range of colleges and make an informed decision.

Essay Help

The college essay is often the most personal component of your application, where you can share your voice, experiences, and aspirations. It’s your chance to tell admissions officers something about you that grades and test scores cannot.

For San Diego students, this could be an opportunity to share how the city’s unique blend of cultures or breathtaking landscapes have shaped your perspectives. Or, you could dive deep into a personal narrative or passion that defines you. Whatever your story is, it’s crucial to articulate it powerfully and authentically.

At IvySummit, we provide detailed guidance on brainstorming, drafting, and refining these critical essays. We help students identify compelling topics, develop their ideas fully, and polish their prose until it shines. Our aim is to ensure your essays not only meet the admissions officers’ expectations but exceed them, leaving a lasting impression.

Reaching out to our San Diego College Consultants

Let IvySummit be the guide to your journey, helping you navigate the peaks and valleys of the application process, so you can focus on making your final high school years count. You’ve got the drive and potential; we’ve got the experience and knowledge to amplify your strengths. So, why not reach for the stars?

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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