• 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

Alexandria College Consulting


Alexandria's Academic Ascent: Charting Your Path to College

In Alexandria, history doesn’t just live in the books; it echoes through the bustling streets and serene waterfronts, crafting a backdrop to the lives of students who walk these historic paths.Here, students from schools like Thomas Jefferson and Episcopal High School walk paths lined with both legacy and opportunity.

In this vibrant corner of Virginia, where tales of the past meet the ambitions of the future, the journey to college is more than just an application process. It’s an extension of the diverse and dynamic experiences that shape the students of Alexandria. With a keen understanding of this unique blend, we at IvySummit aim to guide students as they navigate the intricate maze of college admissions, translating their unique stories and achievements into success stories that resonate far beyond the confines of this historic city.


Our Strategy

At IvySummit, our strategy is about embracing individuality and turning it into a blueprint for college admissions success. We know that every student has a story that’s as rich and varied as the city of Alexandria. Our approach isn’t about fitting you into a pre-set mold; it’s about crafting a distinct path.

We begin by getting to know you – not just your grades and test scores, but your passions, your experiences, and your aspirations. It’s about understanding the nuances that make you, well, you. From there, we tailor our services to fit your needs and goals. Whether it’s honing your extracurricular profile, finding your narrative voice for standout essays, or strategizing your college list, every step we take is a step towards showcasing the best version of yourself to your dream colleges.

Building a College List

At IvySummit, crafting a college list for students is about more than just academic metrics; it’s about shaping a journey. We dive into who you are, aligning your interests and dreams with colleges where they’ll flourish. It’s not just about grades but also finding institutions that resonate with your vibe and aspirations. We ensure a balanced mix of target and reach schools, focusing on where you’ll thrive, not just survive. Our approach is tailored, creating not just a list but a launchpad for your future, turning the college selection process into a pivotal chapter in your unfolding story.


When it comes to essays, our approach at IvySummit is more art than science, blending your unique Alexandria experiences into compelling narratives. Think of each essay as a canvas, where your life becomes the palette. We guide you in selecting the perfect shades of your personality, experiences, and dreams to create a masterpiece that truly represents who you are. Our team knows how to turn your stroll through the city or your debates at the local coffee shop into engaging stories that resonate with admissions officers. We’re not just editing words; we’re sculpting your experiences, ensuring each essay reflects your individual journey and the depth of your character. With IvySummit, your essays become more than just writing; they turn into a vivid, compelling introduction to the wonderful person you are.

Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual vitality isn’t just about acing exams; it’s the spark that makes you, well, you! At IvySummit, we tap into what lights your fire. Are you a history buff enthralled by Alexandria’s past, a tech whiz inspired by the city’s innovations, or a community hero making a local impact? We help you showcase this zest in your application, proving to colleges that you’re more than grades—you’re a thinker, a doer, and a passionate learner. Let’s turn your unique interests into an application highlight!

Areas of Excellence

Your Area of Excellence is your personal brand – it’s what sets you apart in a sea of applicants. We focus on what makes you distinctively you. Is it your innovative environmental project, your flair for languages, or your entrepreneurial spirit launching a start-up? We’re here to elevate your unique talents. From nurturing your ideas to shaping them into impactful narratives for your applications, we transform your passions into powerful, admission-worthy showcases. It’s time to make your individual mark a highlight in your college journey. Let’s bring your exceptional story to life!

Reaching Out to our Alexandria Private College Counselor

Your journey to college is unique, and it deserves a personalized touch. Our private college counselors are not just a guide but partners in your educational adventure. Here, your ambitions, dreams, and talents are nurtured and transformed into a compelling college application. Don’t navigate this journey alone.

Reach out to our Alexandria-based counselor and take a confident step towards your future. Let’s make your college aspirations a reality, together.

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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