The Q&A method is a fun, engaging, and exciting way to approach the application process. You have a million QUESTIONS. We have the ANSWERS—and 25 years of college counseling experience to back them up.
IDENTIFY: We poke, prod, ask and listen to identify a student’s strengths and goals.
PLAN: We formulate a unique plan to highlight a student's strengths and help them stand out.
EXECUTE: We streamline the process of selecting colleges that fit and teach students how to easily execute the components needed for success.
CONGRATS to our students from: Arcadia HS, Crossroads, LACES, Brentwood School, Buckley School, Calabasas HS, Campbell Hall, Cate School, Chaminade, De Toledo High School, Harvard Westlake, LA County School for the Arts, Notre Dame High School, Oak Park HS, Oakwood School, Sierra Canyon School, Taft School Logan High School and Viewpoint School! All have gained fall 2017 admission to the colleges and universities below.
PARENTS WHO CARE: Getting them here hasn't been easy and you have always strived for the best, so when it comes to college guidance, you want to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks and that you support your student's hard work with the most current and up-to-date information they need to apply to colleges effectively.
ANXIOUS STUDENTS: You've done the hard part and now you need some help with the details. Go from 0-60 with our stress free College Application Workshops and learn how to get organized, be efficient with your time and resources but most importantly, apply their secrets for getting it done and getting in!
PROVEN: Trust the highly qualified experts at the College Summit to guide students using their proven strategies to help them find their unique voice and position them so they can stand out in this highly competitive process.
FAMILIAR: They are familiar with Arcadia and Conejo Valley students and have many local references that can speak to their effective strategies and the SUCCESS of their previous students who have attended many of the IVY LEAGUE schools as well as BERKELEY, UCLA and other top schools.
As we consider each individual application - and rest assured, we do consider each one - we look beyond grades and test scores.
We spend time evaluating your academic achievements in light of the opportunities available to you and your demonstrated capacity to contribute to the intellectual life at UC. The 14 factors we consider are:
Academic grade point average in all completed "a-g" courses, including additional points for completed UC-certified honors courses.
Scores on the following tests: ACT with Writing or the SAT with Essay.
Number of, content of and performance in academic courses beyond the minimum "a-g" requirements.
Number of and performance in UC-approved honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Higher Level and transferable college courses.
Identification by UC as being ranked in the top 9 percent of your high school class at the end of your junior year (Eligible in the Local Context, or ELC).
Quality of your senior-year program as measured by the type and number of academic courses in progress or planned.
Quality of your academic performance relative to the educational opportunities available in your high school.
Outstanding performance in one or more specific subject areas.
Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field of study.
Recent, marked improvement in academic performance as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress.
Special talents, achievements and awards in a particular field, such as visual and performing arts, communication or athletic endeavors; special skills, such as demonstrated written and oral proficiency in other languages; special interests, such as intensive study and exploration of other cultures; experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service or significant participation in student government; or other significant experiences or achievements that demonstrate the student's promise for contributing to the intellectual vitality of a campus.
Completion of special projects undertaken in the context of your high school curriculum or in conjunction with special school events, projects or programs.
Academic accomplishments in light of your life experiences and special circumstances, including but not limited to: disabilities, low family income, first generation to attend college, need to work, disadvantaged social or educational environment, difficult personal and family situations or circumstances, refugee status or veteran status.
Location of your secondary school and residence.