• 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

Korea College Consulting


Seoul Consulting Services: An Overview

Living in Seoul is like being on a high-speed KTX train, always moving forward, ever vibrant, ever evolving. As a Seoulite student from esteemed institutions like Seoul Foreign School, Korea International School, and others you’re part of this energy, this momentum. Your future is as bright and exciting as the neon lights of Gangnam, but then comes the challenge – navigating the world of college applications. It can feel like deciphering a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces constantly change. But don’t worry – IvySummit is here to help, serving as your navigation guide on this important journey.


Our Process

Stepping into the world of college applications is like embarking on a hike to the summit of Hallasan. The terrain is challenging, the path full of unexpected twists and turns. But with the right guidance, the journey can be both manageable and rewarding. That’s where IvySummit enters the scene. With our team of experts, composed of ex-admissions officers and alumni from elite colleges and two decades of experience, we’re well-versed in turning seemingly steep inclines into gentle slopes. Over the years, we’ve helped countless South Korean students navigate college applications by focusing on the different parts of the process.


Establishing a well-structured timeline is crucial for success, it’s a balance between managing the present (maintaining grades, participating in extracurriculars) while preparing for the future (SAT/ACT tests, college essays, and applications). With IvySummit, we ensure your timeline is not just efficient, but effective too. Our expert team will guide you step by step, ensuring that you’re not only meeting all key milestones, but also optimizing your high school journey to stand out in the eyes of admissions officers.

We know the ins and outs of this process and we’re here to ensure you hit each note perfectly.

Building Out Extracurricular Interests

Your extracurricular activities are like Seoul’s vibrant street markets: diverse, energetic, and rich in substance. Colleges want to see this vibrancy in your applications. They’re keen to understand who you are beyond your grades, and your activities outside the classroom speak volumes about this.

Investing time in what you love, be it a hobby, community service, or a club at school, adds depth to your application. It’s not about ticking off a laundry list of activities but about demonstrating commitment and growth in areas you’re genuinely passionate about.

Remember, it’s quality over quantity that counts.

Let’s transform your application into a unique story. 

The College List

Creating your college list is like standing at the top of N Seoul Tower, looking out at the city below and deciding where you’d like to visit next. There’s so much to consider, from the fit and feel of the campus community to academic offerings, location, and financial considerations.

Choosing the right colleges to apply to is a significant part of your application journey. It’s important to be realistic about your chances, but also to reach for schools that may seem a little out of reach. We recommend a balanced list of reach, match, and safety schools.

Remember, each college on your list should be a place you’d be happy to attend. It’s not just about getting into college, but about finding a place where you’ll thrive, grow, and reach your full potential. So, take the time to research, visit (virtually if not in person), and really get to know the colleges you’re considering.


Writing an admissions essay is like performing on stage – it’s your chance to shine, to show your unique voice and perspective, to dance to your own beat.

Yet, despite its importance, many students dread the essay writing process. The blank page can be intimidating. But remember, every K-pop star started with a single note, a single step. Start small, start personal. Your essay doesn’t need to be about saving the world – it can be about your family, your experiences, or a special moment that changed your perspective.

Think of the essay as a chance to tell a story only you can tell. It’s not just about what happened, but how you reflect on it. 

And don’t worry, we at IvySummit can help guide you through the process, from brainstorming and drafting to revising and polishing. Because everyone can use a good producer, right?

Connecting with a Seoul Based Counselor

With IvySummit, you’ll have the tools and guidance you need to turn your dreams into action and make your college application journey less overwhelming. We’re ready to help you navigate the college application process, from start to acceptance letters.

Remember, just like Seoul never sleeps, neither does the desire to learn and grow. So, let’s embark on this journey 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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