• 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

Bethesda College Consulting


Bethesda Admissions Counseling: A look at our Process

Bethesda, an amazing city known for its top-tier schools, excellent students, and perhaps the nation’s highest concentration of doctoral degrees per capita. Here, students from the top schools like Landon School, Georgetown Preparatory School, Holton-Arms School and others are no strangers to rigorous academics, but the college application process? That’s a whole other thesis.

No worries though! IvySummit is here, ready to navigate you through the labyrinth of college admissions, helping you to stand out even in Bethesda’s sea of stellar students.


Our Process

Our decorated team, teeming with alumni from top-tier universities, former admissions officers, and passionate educators, has a wealth of insight into the enigmatic world of college admissions. We’ve been helping students from Bethesda and around the world for over two decades.

Our process begins by understanding you: your dreams, your strengths, your unique story. We then equip you with the tools to showcase your academic prowess and distinctive personality, crafting a compelling narrative that resonates with admissions committees. Whether it’s brainstorming essay topics, selecting the right colleges, or developing a high-impact extracurricular strategy, we walk alongside you every step of the way.

Let’s chart your path to success together!


Ah, essays! The unwelcome side dish to your college application meal. Think of them like Bethesda’s downtown roundabouts: you can approach them from many different angles, but the goal is to smoothly navigate your way through without causing a pile-up.

Our team at IvySummit will help you carefully craft your essays. We’ll ensure your narrative has a good flow and stands out among the sea of applicants.

Building a Timeline

Creating a timeline for your college application process is a critical step that shouldn’t be overlooked. From freshman year onwards, there are milestones and benchmarks that you should strive to meet. The timeline includes selecting the right classes, preparing for and taking standardized tests, identifying your interests for extracurricular activities, honing in on those activities, and ultimately, crafting your college application list, and writing compelling essays.

Starting early gives you ample time to make course corrections if necessary. At IvySummit, we’re here to guide you at each step of this journey, ensuring your high school years are as productive and rewarding as they can be, setting you up for the best possible college outcomes.

Expanding Extracurriculars

Let’s view extracurriculars as if we were playing a game of chess. Each chess piece has a role, from the humble pawn to the agile knight, and to win, you must strategically position them to your advantage. Similarly, your extracurriculars each play a part in the game of college admissions, showcasing your unique skills, passions, and qualities.

But here’s the trick – it’s not about mindlessly shuffling pieces around the board, nor is it about cramming your application with every club, sport, or society you can think of. Rather, it’s about choosing those activities that truly resonate with you, that highlight your unique strengths and interests.

At IvySummit, we are the grandmasters of college applications. We can help you strategically position your pieces to create a compelling narrative that stands out. Because, in the end, it’s not about the number of pawns you have, but how you play the game. Ready to make your move? 

College Lists

Navigating the sea of colleges is like trying to pick your favorite ice cream flavor at a shop with endless options. You’ve got the classics (your Ivy Leagues), the trendy ones (those hidden gem liberal arts colleges), and the comforting familiars (your in-state universities). It’s a whirlwind, and without the right approach, you might just end up with a brain freeze!

At IvySummit, we’re your taste-testers in this metaphorical ice cream shop. We’ll help you build a balanced college list that suits your palate (read: aligns with your academic and career goals). With our know-how and a sprinkle of humor, we make the process of finding the ‘perfect scoop’ a breeze! It’s all about finding the right fit for your aspirations and abilities.

Contacting a Bethesda College Counselor

And there you have it, Bethesda. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and bring our 20 years of experience to the table for you.

Don’t delay your college journey any longer! Join the IvySummit family, and let’s start cooking up a successful future.

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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