• 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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San Francisco College Consulting

San Francisco

San Francisco Admissions Consulting

Welcome to the world of college applications – a landscape as varied and exciting as the city of San Francisco itself! 

Here, the anticipation can be as captivating as glimpsing the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time, but also as daunting as those notorious San Francisco hills.

Home to schools like The Hamlin School, Convent & Stuart Hall, and others that churn out ambitious students poised to take on the world.

These students, much like the city’s gold rush pioneers, are on their own quest – that of prestigious university admissions. With a terrain as complex as SF’s city map, the college application process requires its own kind of navigational wizardry. Luckily, you’ve got IvySummit as your co-pilot.

San Francisco

Our Process

Welcome to IvySummit, your trusted guide through the winding roads of college admissions. Our experienced team of former Ivy League admissions officers and seasoned educational consultants bring to the table an unparalleled understanding of the application landscape. We’ve assisted thousands of students over two decades worldwide in crafting compelling applications that unlock doors to top-tier universities. 

We work on different parts of the application individually with every student.

Create College Lists

Creating a college list can feel as complex as navigating the streets of San Francisco on your first visit. You may know a few famous spots (hello, Ivy Leagues!) but there’s a whole world of institutions that could be just the right fit for your individual goals and personality.

That’s where IvySummit comes into play. We bring the navigational expertise, helping you steer clear of one-size-fits-all college lists and construct one that’s personalized to you. As seasoned guides, we help you consider an array of crucial factors: academic rigor, financial aspects, cultural fit, geographical preference, and more.

Brainstorming, Writing, and Editing Essays

Here at IvySummit, we understand the art and science of essay writing. Our approach mirrors that of an artisan workshop. We start with brainstorming, just as an artist would sketch their first drafts. We help you identify unique and compelling aspects of your experiences and personality that will make admissions officers sit up and take notice.

Next comes the writing phase, where we offer guidance on structure, tone, and content to ensure your essays are engaging and relevant. 

Finally, we support you through the editing phase. This is where we polish your essays until they gleam, making sure every word and sentence contributes to your overall message and portrays you in the best possible light.

Crafting compelling essays is an art. With IvySummit, you’ve got a team of expert artisans ready to help you create your masterpiece.

Exploring Extra-curriculars

When exploring extracurriculars, our advice at IvySummit is to focus on depth over breadth. Dive into a few activities that genuinely interest you, rather than merely skimming the surface of many. It’s about quality, not quantity. A student who has poured their heart into a few key areas often stands out more than one who has dabbled in a dozen different things.

At IvySummit, we guide you in understanding the value and impact of extracurriculars, helping you select and excel in activities that not only align with your interests but also demonstrate your initiative, creativity, and commitment.

Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual vitality goes beyond merely achieving high grades. It encapsulates a deep and genuine passion for learning, a curiosity that drives you to go beyond what is taught in the classroom, and an intrinsic motivation to understand, explore, and innovate. This attribute is highly valued by top universities as it indicates a student’s capacity to contribute meaningfully to their academic community and beyond.

A student with intellectual vitality doesn’t just memorize formulas or concepts; they strive to understand the underlying principles and seek real-world applications. They’re the ones who initiate deeper discussions, who aren’t satisfied with surface-level understanding, and who continuously seek out intellectual challenges.

At IvySummit, we believe in nurturing this quality in all our students. Our team of experienced counselors guide students to push their intellectual boundaries, stimulate their curiosity, and cultivate a deep-seated love for learning.

Connecting with a San Francisco Based Private Counselor

It’s time to leave Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge behind, and focus on a different kind of bridge – the one that leads to your future. Let IvySummit give you a lift! With us by your side, navigating the college admissions process can be as delightful as a sunny day at Golden Gate Park.

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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