• 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

Philadelphia, PA College Consulting


Philadelphia Consulting Services: An Overview

In the City of Brotherly Love, where a sandwich is a ‘hoagie’, the mascot is a fictional boxer, and the art is somehow both in the museum and on the streets, we’ve got students aiming high and dreaming big. From the rigorous classrooms of The Haverford School to the sprawling campus of The Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia is nurturing future leaders who are as diverse as its cuisine. But hey, we know that getting into the college of your dreams can sometimes feel as challenging as scaling the Rocky Steps in a sprint. 

Well, buckle up! With IvySummit, we’re turning this uphill marathon into a fun, inspirational, and victory-lap-worthy journey.


Our Process

At IvySummit, we pride ourselves on being more than just a college consulting service. Our team, composed of seasoned experts with first-hand admissions experience at Ivy League and other top-tier institutions, has been successfully guiding students through their college application journeys. With a track record that includes thousands of successful applications to the world’s top universities, we’ve earned a reputation for providing customized, high-quality advice to each and every student.

Guiding a Timeline

The process of applying to college is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. At IvySummit, we know that timing is everything. From deciding when to start preparing for standardized tests, to knowing the best moment to ask for recommendation letters, to hitting submit on your applications, each step requires careful planning. We guide our students through this timeline, providing expert advice on when and how to tackle each component of the application process. This strategic approach ensures that our students are always one step ahead, minimizing stress and maximizing their chances of success.


Essays are more than just words on paper; they’re a chance for colleges to truly get to know the person behind the grades and test scores. At IvySummit, we guide our students to find their unique voice and articulate their experiences, passions, and aspirations in a compelling way. We provide personalized coaching on brainstorming topics, structuring essays, and honing language, ultimately crafting essays that resonate with admission officers. From personal statements to supplemental essays, we ensure our students tell their story in the most captivating manner possible.

Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual vitality is a crucial element that colleges look for in their applicants. It’s not just about being academically adept but also about having an innate curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, and an innovative mindset. At IvySummit, we work with students to nurture and showcase their intellectual vitality. We aid them in selecting academically rigorous coursework and encourage deep dives into their areas of interest. By promoting independent research, participation in related clubs and competitions, or even the creation of new initiatives, we assist students in demonstrating their intellectual spark. This not only enriches their high school experience but also makes them standout candidates in the college admission process.

Building a college List

Crafting an optimal college list is a strategic process that requires deep understanding and meticulous research. Just as Philadelphia is a city of diverse neighborhoods, each college and university has its own culture, specialties, and opportunities.

At IvySummit, we guide you through this critical step. Our experienced team helps you align your academic interests, extracurricular pursuits, and personal goals with the institutions that can best foster your growth.

We assist in curating a balanced list that includes ‘reach,’ ‘target,’ and ‘likely’ schools, thereby ensuring a spectrum of options while maximizing your chances of admission.

Too many students treat building their college lists like taking a shot in the dark; let IvySummit illuminate your path to the college that is the best fit for you.

Getting in Touch with a Philadelphia College Counselor

In conclusion, the journey to college, much like navigating through the historic streets of Philadelphia, can be exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Whether it’s preparing a strong application, honing an essay, or building a college list, IvySummit is here to guide you every step of the way.

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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