• 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

Washington, DC College Consulting

Washington, DC

Washington Counseling Services: What we do

There’s something about Washington that makes you feel part of something big—bigger than a star-studded gala at the Smithsonian, even grander than the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. This city teaches you to dream big, and it’s no surprise that students from top-notch schools like Sidwell Friends, National Cathedral School and St. Albans are ready to aim for the stars—or, in this case, the elite colleges.

But navigating the labyrinth of college admissions is a bit like trying to find a parking spot downtown on a Saturday night. It can be daunting, frustrating, and at times, you may feel like throwing in the towel. But hold on! With IvySummit, you’ve got a secret weapon. We’re here to demystify the process, to turn it from a mad dash into a confident stride.

Washington, DC

Our Strategy

With over 20 years of experience, our team is composed of dedicated experts who’ve stood exactly where you are now and successfully maneuvered the maze of college admissions. It’s not just about academics; it’s about showcasing the best version of you.

Our process is designed to bring your unique story to life. Whether it’s your passion for community service or your natural ability to solve complex mathematical problems, our strategy revolves around highlighting these unique traits. We’ve honed an approach that not only prepares you for the application process but also equips you with skills that you’ll carry throughout your life.

At IvySummit, our past victories speak volumes of our approach. We’ve successfully guided students into their dream schools, providing a personalized roadmap for each one. And we are ready to do the same for you.

Highschool Timeline

Think of high school as your personal runway, launching you towards your dream college. It’s crucial to plan your takeoff meticulously, making sure every activity, class, and decision propels you forward.

Freshman and sophomore years are for exploration – this is your time to dip your toes into various fields, classes, and extracurriculars. Junior year is when things ramp up. It’s the perfect time to take on leadership roles, delve deeper into your interests, and perhaps even start working on your standardized tests. Senior year is the sprint to the finish line, with college applications, essays, interviews, and of course, the anticipation of decision letters.

But don’t worry! You’re not in this alone. From identifying your strengths to helping you shine on paper, we’ve got your back.

Area of Excellence

We can’t all be Mozart in music or Einstein in physics, but that’s the beauty of it – everyone has a unique ‘Area of Excellence’. This is your stand-out factor, something you’re particularly passionate about and excel in. It could be an academic subject, a sport, an art, or even community service.

Our task at IvySummit is to help you identify and cultivate this area, making it a compelling part of your application. We’ll strategize on how to showcase this unique strength of yours, translating it into an application component that sings your praises to the admissions officers. Your Area of Excellence is the crown jewel of your application, and we’re here to make it shine!


The college essay, a mere 500 to 650 words, yet it can feel like climbing Mount Everest. At IvySummit, we’ve got your back! We have expert essay strategists who will guide you in crafting a narrative that truly reflects who you are. We’ll help you choose the right topic, develop a compelling story, and fine-tune it until it’s just right. A standout essay is within your reach and can be your ticket to your dream school.


Extracurriculars are more than just a line on a resume or an entry in an application, they’re a reflection of who you are. In a city as diverse as Washington, the opportunities are boundless. Maybe you’re passionate about politics and spent your summers interning on Capitol Hill, or you’ve used the city’s rich history to fuel your interest in archaeology. Whatever it is, at IvySummit, we understand the value of these experiences and how to make them shine in your application. We guide you in honing your interests and tying them into a cohesive narrative that helps admissions officers see your unique potential.

Getting in Touch with a Washington College Counselor

So, if you’re ready to trade cherry blossoms for Ivy leaves, don’t wait. Connect with our experts and let’s catapult your college application from the Potomac to the Ivy Leagues!

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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