• 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 8-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

Zurich College Consulting


Zurich College Admissions Counseling: A Brief Overview

Welcome to Zurich, a city where the precision of a Swiss watch meets the comfort of a creamy fondue! It’s a place where students from the prestigious Zürich International School and the esteemed Institut Montana Zugerberg aren’t just busy skiing down perfect Alpine slopes; they are also, metaphorically, trying to navigate the often slippery path to top US colleges.

But let’s face it, the climb to college admissions can feel less like a pleasant hike in the Swiss Alps and more like an unforgiving ascent of the Matterhorn.

We understand that standing out in the sea of applications to top colleges requires more than just ticking off boxes on a checklist. It requires personalized strategy, a distinct narrative, and showcasing your unique potential. This is where IvySummit comes into play. With over two decades of experience and an elite team comprising former elite college admissions officers and alumni, we have mastered the application process and have helped many Swiss students navigate their way through it.


Our Method

At IvySummit, we recognize that cookie-cutter applications are about as appealing as a flat soufflé. What makes an application tantalizing to admissions officers is the delicate balance of academic rigor, personal passion, and distinctiveness. We’re here to bring our collective wisdom and proven strategies to your application process.

Creating a Timeline

Many students make the mistake of underestimating the intricacy of the process, leading to last-minute panic and a rushed application. Remember, crafting a stellar college application is a marathon, not a sprint.

IvySummit’s timeline service guides you to manage your time with Swiss precision. We map out a personalized timeline that fits your academic calendar, extracurricular commitments, and even allows you to still enjoy that weekend ski trip! From application deadlines to test prep, we keep you on track.

Extra-curricular Activities

International students often mistake the notion of expanding extracurriculars to mean joining every club, sport, and society available, resulting in a scattershot approach that can dilute their unique individual passions. However, a compelling college application requires depth, not breadth.

At IvySummit, we guide our students to move away from a wide range of unrelated activities and instead focus on honing one or two unique passions. With us, your application will stand out, reflecting your true self and your unique interests, catching the eye of admissions officers.

College Lists

A College List sounds simple, doesn’t it? Just jot down the names of your dream universities and voila! But in reality, it’s more like a complex equation where you must balance ambition with pragmatism. You have to make sure you have a healthy number of safeties, targets and reaches available depending on your unique profile.

At IvySummit, we help you hit that sweet spot. We assist you in building a balanced list that is both aspirational and achievable. Our team, stacked with ex-admissions officers and alumni from elite colleges, utilize their inside knowledge to guide you. We help identify the colleges that value your unique skills and passions, align with your long-term goals, and most importantly, where you’ll thrive.

Essay Execution

When it comes to the art of essay execution, a common misstep by students is either treating it like a run-of-the-mill school assignment or a chance to write the next great literary masterpiece. The truth? It’s neither. 

Your college essay is your golden opportunity to showcase who you are, what sets you apart, and why a college campus would be a lesser place without you.

At IvySummit, we guide students to craft compelling narratives that illuminate their unique story. Our team, which includes alumni from elite colleges and ex-admissions officers, brings in decades of experience to help you portray your genuine self in your essays. We work with you to refine your voice, make your story resonate, and ultimately, connect on a personal level with the admissions officers reading your work.

Connecting with a Zurich Based Private Counselor

So, if you’re ready to stand out from the Alpine peaks of college applications and make your journey to your dream college as smooth as Swiss chocolate. We’re here to guide, support, and celebrate with you every step of the way. Here’s to making your college dreams a reality!

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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