• 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

Chicago, Illinois College Consulting


Chicago Admissions Counseling: Our Method

Chicago is a city known for many things; deep-dish pizza, improv comedy, and bone-chilling winds just to name a few. Within the energetic hustle of the ‘Windy City’, lie incredible institutions like the Latin School of Chicago, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and others shaping the young minds that will lead tomorrow. With such incredible institutions at their doorstep, Chicagoans often find themselves aspiring to equally esteemed colleges nationwide.

The academic bar is higher than the Willis Tower and the competition is intense. But fear not, navigating the college application process doesn’t have to be like tackling Michigan Avenue during rush hour. Let’s go on this journey together with IvySummit.


Our Plan

With over 2 decades of experience, our all-star team has assisted thousands of students in gaining admission to the world’s top universities. And it’s not just about the numbers, we’re passionate about providing personalized strategies and dedicated mentorship to help students. So, let’s start crafting your game-winning application strategy today!

Senior Year Timeline

The senior year of high school is crunch time for college applications, but with IvySummit guiding the way, it doesn’t have to be a scramble. We help students navigate the timeline smoothly, from finalizing their college list to diligently crafting compelling personal essays, to filling out forms, and collecting letters of recommendation.

We guide students through their timelines ensuring they present their best selves to their dream colleges on time, every time.

College Lists

Creating a robust and personalized college list is a crucial step in the application process. It’s more than just a list; it’s a strategic map of where you see yourself thriving academically and personally for the next four years.

At IvySummit, we understand the unique culture, academic offerings, and social dynamics of colleges across the nation and beyond. We help our students from Chicago and elsewhere to build a tailored list that fits their aspirations and potentials – be it small liberal arts colleges, large state universities, or Ivy League institutions.


​​Extracurricular activities play a significant role in showing colleges the kind of person you are outside of the classroom. They tell a story about your interests, passions, leadership, and dedication.

At IvySummit, we guide our students from Chicago and elsewhere to explore and deepen their extracurricular commitments. Whether you’re into music, sports, science, community service, or entrepreneurship, we can help you make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual vitality is about more than just getting good grades. It’s about a deep and genuine curiosity, a love of learning, and a willingness to go beyond what’s required in the pursuit of knowledge.

Whether it’s through selecting challenging courses, pursuing independent research, or participating in intellectually stimulating extracurriculars, we guide students in ways that allow their passion for learning to shine through.

We help them weave their experiences into their essays and interviews, demonstrating to admissions officers that they are not just proficient in their studies, but have a deep passion in their areas of interest.

Reaching Out to our Chicago Private College Counselor

We encourage you to embrace the challenge, thrive on the process, and realize the potential of your college journey. We’re here to help you, every step of the way. Don’t let the opportunity to attend your dream college slip through your fingers. Reach out to us at IvySummit, and let’s make your college dreams come true!

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