• 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

San Jose College Consulting

San Jose

San Jose Admissions Counseling

In San Jose, tech reigns supreme. Silicon Valley is practically our backyard, and innovation is as common as sunshine. It’s where The Harker School and Valley Christian Schools are cranking out future tech titans faster than you can say ‘startup’. But while getting the perfect algorithm down might be a piece of cake for our whiz kids, navigating the maze of college applications can sometimes feel like trying to decode the most convoluted programming language. But don’t fret! With IvySummit by your side, we will navigate this maze together, unlocking the secrets to a successful college application.

San Jose

Our Strategy

Welcome to IvySummit, where we’ve been transforming dreams into acceptance letters for nearly 20 years. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to providing individualized guidance and mentorship. We’ve built our reputation on a track record of success, helping thousands of students from San Jose and around the world secure their place at top-tier colleges worldwide. In this thrilling roller coaster of college applications, consider us your safety bar and guide, ready to support you on every twist and turn.

Creating a College List

Creating a college list is more than just jotting down prestigious names you’ve heard of. It’s about finding the right fit, academically, socially, and financially. It involves researching various aspects of each institution like majors offered, campus culture, location, and financial aid policies. It’s a strategic blend of reach, match, and safety schools, tailored to your unique profile and aspirations. At IvySummit, we assist in this critical task, helping students curate a balanced college list that amplifies their chance of acceptance while aligning with their personal goals.

Building Out Extracurricular Interests

Extracurriculars are more than a mere checkbox on your application; they are a vital platform to express your passions and to demonstrate who you are beyond academics. Whether it’s the debate club, community service, sports, or coding, diving deep into your interests and showing commitment and progression over time is what colleges value. 

They want to see you taking on leadership roles, initiating projects, or making tangible impacts. At IvySummit, we encourage students to hone their interests, go the extra mile and use extracurricular activities to paint a vibrant picture of their unique personalities and potential contributions to a college community. Remember, it’s not about being everywhere, it’s about being impressive where you are.


The college essay, arguably the most personal component of your application, is your golden opportunity to allow admission officers to peer into your life and understand your unique narrative. A well-executed essay illuminates your character, values, struggles, successes, and insights. It’s not just about showcasing impeccable writing skills, but about providing a window into your soul.

Show your authenticity and passion, convey your thought processes, highlight your maturity and growth. Remember, your essay should leave an indelible mark on the reader long after they’ve moved on to the next application.

We understand the importance of ‘show, not tell’, and will help you craft an essay that sings your unique song. A compelling essay can be the crucial element that tips the scales in your favor, and we’re here to make sure your melody hits all the right notes.

Area of Excellence

In the competitive world of college admissions, a student’s area of excellence is often the deciding factor. It’s not about being well-rounded anymore – colleges want spikes, students who excel remarkably in one particular area and add a unique value to their student body.

Your area of excellence could be academic, artistic, athletic, or community service-oriented. It could be a profound interest in quantum physics, an exceptional talent for the piano, a record-breaking athletic prowess, or a tireless commitment to community service. It’s this unique strength that sets you apart from other applicants, that makes you more than just a GPA or an SAT score.

Contacting our San Jose Private Counselors

So, San Jose students, are you ready to reach for the stars? The journey may seem daunting, but remember, you’re not alone. Just as the brilliance of San Jose radiates beyond its city limits, IvySummit is here to ensure your brilliance resonates in the hallowed halls of 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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