• 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

Shanghai College Consulting


Shanghai Consulting Admissions Counselors: A Look at Our Approach

Shanghai, a city where futuristic skyscrapers kiss the sky and vibrant street food markets tickle the senses. It’s home to top-notch educational institutions like the Shanghai American School (SAS) and Concordia International School Shanghai. Students from these illustrious schools aspire to stretch their wings beyond the Bund and conquer colleges that match their world-class education.

However, when it comes to navigating college applications it can feel as complex as finding your way around Shanghai’s old city. But fear not, because IvySummit is here to guide you. With our expert team of former admissions officers and alumni from elite colleges, we aim to help you navigate the path to your dream college and turn daunting into doable!


Our Strategy

For international students, the US college application process can often feel like trying to decipher ancient Chinese calligraphy. From understanding what extracurriculars really count, to articulating one’s unique story in a compelling personal statement, the task seems Herculean. IvySummit comes into play precisely at this juncture. With over two decades of experience and a proven track record, we demystify the process and equip students with the right tools and insights to stand out in different parts of your application.

Building a High School Timeline

Trying to do college applications without a timeline can feel like trying to assemble a skyscraper without blueprints. Not knowing what to prioritize or even where to start can lead to a structure that’s shaky at best. 

At IvySummit, we bring in the blueprints and the expertise to ensure your high school timeline is robust, efficient, and tailored to your unique aspirations. We sit down with you, understand your goals, your strengths and your passions, then chalk out a timeline that positions you for success in the competitive world of college admissions. Don’t let the timeline woes cloud your dreams. IvySummit is here to help you rise above.

Building Out Extracurricular Interests

Extracurricular interests are like the seasoning in your favorite dish; without them, everything is bland. Unfortunately, many international students underestimate their significance and fail to create a compelling profile that truly reflects their passions and strengths. At IvySummit, we’re like your personal sous chefs, helping you to identify and build upon those interests that make you unique. With our guidance, you’ll not just participate in extracurricular activities, but you’ll excel in them, creating a rich, flavorful application that college admissions officers will find hard to resist. 

College Lists

Choosing colleges is a lot like shopping in a huge mall – with so many options, it can be quite overwhelming! Unfortunately, many international students end up with an unbalanced college list, either reaching too high or selling themselves short. 

We offer you the wisdom of experience to balance your ambition with practicality. Our experts help you create a thoughtful college list that aligns with your goals, strengths, and preferences. We guide you to find those colleges where you’ll thrive, not just survive. Ready to find your perfect college fit?


Essays, much like the perfect cup of Longjing tea, require a balance of distinct elements to be truly compelling.  However, for many international students, articulating these elements into compelling narratives can be daunting. At IvySummit, we believe your essays should not be a riddle but a clear reflection of your personality, your journey, and your dreams. Our team supports you in identifying engaging topics, crafting authentic narratives, and refining your essays until they truly represent the best of you. Just as Shanghai’s skyline sparkles in the night, your essays too can shine under our expert guidance.

Contacting a Shanghai College Counselor

Take the first step in turning your university dreams into a vibrant reality. Don’t let distance diminish your dreams of studying in a prestigious institution. IvySummit counselor based in Shanghai today and embark on your journey towards academic excellence.

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.

Contact Us Today For a Complimentary Consultation