• 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

Abu Dhabi College Consulting


Abu Dhabi Consulting Services: An Overview

Welcome to the crossroads of the world, Abu Dhabi! Where the modern marvels of architecture meet timeless traditions, and camels still grace the city streets as Lamborghinis whiz by. It’s a city where students at schools like The British International School Abu Dhabi (BIS Abu Dhabi), GEMS American Academy, and others are training to lead the world of tomorrow.

The first step of this journey for many Abu Dhabi students starts from applying to elite US colleges. But, even for the city that can build artificial islands in the shape of the world map, the college application process isn’t any less daunting. 

It can be complex, exhausting and time consuming to navigate the process alone. Which is why we at IvySummit have been guiding students for the past two decades to reach their dream college destinations.


Our Process

Navigating college applications can feel like an uphill battle. The rules seem obscure, the pressure is immense and the stakes are sky-high. That’s where IvySummit comes in. 

Our team of experienced professionals – ex-admission officers and alumni from elite colleges – have mastered the enigma that is college applications. From arranging a practical timeline, to refining extracurricular interests, from assembling a tailored college list to formulating a memorable essay, we make sure no stone is left unturned.

IvySummit is not just about getting you through the door; it’s about finding the right door for you.

Creating a College List

Creating a college list is like crafting a work of art. It requires the precision of a sculptor, the vision of a painter, and the patience of a potter. And just as no two works of art are the same, no two college lists should be identical. They need to reflect your unique aspirations, interests, and capabilities.

At IvySummit, we understand this. We believe that a great college list is more than just a compilation of big names and popular choices. It’s about finding institutions that match your academic goals, support your extracurricular interests, resonate with your values, and can genuinely set you up for success in your chosen career.

We help you evaluate a broad spectrum of colleges, weighing factors like curriculum, faculty, campus culture, location, financial aid opportunities, and more. With our insights and your vision, we can sculpt a college list that is not just realistic and ambitious but also truly reflective of who you are and who you aspire to be.

Area of Excellence

An area of excellence, or as some like to call it, a ‘spike’, is a standout trait that makes you a remarkable candidate. It’s not just being good or even great at something; it’s about demonstrating extraordinary passion, dedication, and achievement in a particular area.

When it comes to college applications, demonstrating an area of excellence can significantly enhance your candidacy. 

At IvySummit, we help students identify and develop their unique areas of excellence. We work with you to understand your passions and interests, and then strategize ways to deepen your involvement and showcase your accomplishments in these areas.

High school timeline

Sticking to a well-structured high school timeline is one of the unsung heroes of a successful college application. It’s like a personal GPS guiding you through the maze of high school and college admissions, ensuring you’re not just drifting aimlessly but moving purposefully towards your goals.

From selecting the right courses and extracurricular activities to keeping track of testing dates and application deadlines, there’s a lot to juggle in high school. Moreover, the steps you need to take can vary significantly depending on your academic and career aspirations, as well as the colleges you’re targeting.

At IvySummit, we help students develop a tailored high school timeline that factors in all these elements. We’ll guide you on what courses to take when, which standardized tests to prepare for, when to start working on your essays, how to plan for college visits, and much more.


Writing college essays can sometimes feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. You’re supposed to reveal your personality, passions, and potential, all while showcasing your writing skills, within a limited word count. And it’s not just one essay – there are supplemental essays, scholarship essays, and sometimes optional essays too. It can be overwhelming.

But here’s the good news: you’re not alone. At IvySummit, we know what it takes to craft compelling essays that capture your unique story and connect with admissions officers. Our team of experienced counselors will guide you through every step of the essay-writing process – from brainstorming ideas and creating a writing schedule, to polishing your final drafts to perfection.

Getting in Touch with Our Abu Dhabi Based College Counselors

Just like Abu Dhabi, a beacon of modernity and progress, your journey to university should be an exciting adventure that propels you towards your future. And just as Abu Dhabi didn’t become the vibrant, global city it is today without careful planning and expert guidance, your college application process can greatly benefit from a little professional direction too.

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