• 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

Houston College Consulting


Houston Admissions Services

Houston! Home of the Space Center, mouth-watering barbecues, and impressive high schools like St. John’s School, Episcopal High School, and others. This vibrant city knows a thing or two about reaching for the stars, both literally and figuratively.

But when it comes to the mission of getting into a top-tier college, it can feel a bit like navigating a zero-gravity environment – disorienting and challenging, with high stakes at every turn. Enter IvySummit, your trusted mission control in the journey to college success.


Our Strategy

At IvySummit, we’ve spent over two decades guiding students towards their dream colleges. We know the landscape, understand the terrain, and have weathered the changing climates of college admissions year after year.

Our strategy is straightforward: we provide the guidance, resources, and mentorship you need to stand out in a crowded field of applicants. We work with you to carve out your unique academic and extracurricular narrative, helping you showcase the very best version of yourself to the colleges of your choice.

College Lists

Creating a list of potential colleges is a critical step in the application process. But with thousands of institutions out there, the task can feel daunting. That’s where IvySummit steps in.

We help you build a balanced college list that aligns with your academic abilities, personal interests, and long-term goals. We ensure you have a variety of colleges on your list, from ‘reach’ and ‘target’ schools to ‘safety’ ones. This way, we increase the chances of your success while making sure you’d be happy and thrive at any of the schools you’re applying to.

Essay Execution

There’s no getting around it: your application essays are pivotal in your quest for admission. They offer colleges a window into who you are, what you care about, and how you see the world. In Houston, where the competition is intense, crafting a standout essay is key.

At IvySummit, we take a step-by-step approach to essay execution. We start by helping you brainstorm ideas that highlight your experiences and perspective. Then, we guide you through the writing process, ensuring your narrative is engaging, authentic, and speaks to the prompt effectively.

But we don’t stop there. Our team assists with multiple rounds of edits to refine your language, structure, and tone. We help you polish your essay until it shines brighter than a Texas star, so when admission officers read your story, they are compelled to know more about you.

Area of Excellence

It’s important for students to shine in a specific Area of Excellence. This means identifying, cultivating, and showcasing a talent or interest that sets you apart from your peers.

At IvySummit, we firmly believe that it’s not about being good at everything; it’s about being outstanding in something. We help you identify and develop this Area of Excellence, be it academic, artistic, athletic, or altruistic, and we guide you on how to showcase it effectively in your application.

We help you create a compelling narrative that highlights your unique strengths and passions, making you more than just grades and scores to admissions officers.

Extra Curriculars

Extra-curricular activities play an invaluable role in every college application. They provide a glimpse into your passions, your talents, and your character – traits that go beyond the scope of academics. In a city like Houston, opportunities to engage in diverse activities are boundless.

At IvySummit, we understand that the right extracurriculars aren’t just resume fillers; they’re an integral part of your personal story. That’s why we don’t simply advise you to sign up for every club and sport available. Instead, we help you strategically select and engage in activities that align with your interests and ambitions, creating a coherent, compelling picture of who you are and what you can bring to a college campus.

Reaching Out to our Houston College Consultants

It’s clear that the college application process is more like a Houston rodeo than a Sunday picnic at Hermann Park – thrilling, intense, and not for the faint of heart. That’s why you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through this critical juncture of your academic journey.

So if you’re ready to start your college application journey with the confidence that comes from working with the best in the field then IvySummit is here for you. 

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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