Ivy League College Counseling

Since 2015, VSA has shaped high school students into compelling applicants who put their best self forward in the college admissions process.

Our counseling team includes tutors for standardized tests, public speaking coaches, and editors to help you craft your personal narrative. 

We believe in getting to know each student as a well-rounded person and bringing their strengths, dreams, and vision for their future into their application.

  • School Matching and Selection
  • Application Plan and Timetable
  • Essay Assistance

College Counseling Package

  1. Common Application Essay (1)
  2. Supplement essay (1)
  3. Why ___ School Essay (1)
  • Student completes college questionnaire and submits transcripts
  • Three 1-on-1 meetings
  • Three rounds of drafts and revisions
  • Intensive feedback on content, style, voice
  • Additional services and feedback available 

   Summer Early Bird Package (20% off)

    All applications must be finished by 8/31/2022


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Summer Early Bird Package (20% off)
All applications must be finished by 8/31/2022 

Supplemental Package Includes:

  • Essay-based fee.
  • Discount starting with the 6th essay. 
  • Discounts available for a 5-essay package.
  • For Early Applications, all application(s) must be completed by 10/14/22.
  • For Regular Applications, all applications must be completed by 12/14/22 with very limited slots.
  • Three 1-hour rounds of editing is offered for each essay. Additional hours of editing may be added based on student need.

Payment in full is due at the contract signing before work begins. Additional essays can be added with two weeks advance notice and will be approved if slots are available. Slots very limited after 9/1/22.

Highest Standards for Counselors

Our featured college essay counselor has taught for fourteen years at the secondary school level. With over ten years of experience working directly with 12th grade students, our counselor has helped develop and revise hundreds of narrative essays for the Common Application. Our counselor holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in English and specializes in writing courses. The counselor is passionate about helping students find their spark in creating a dynamic voice to highlight their experiences beyond academics.

Member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

National Association for College Admission Counseling

Transform your college application from good to great.

Put your best self forward in the admissions process with the help of VSA’s experienced teachers, editors, and mentors. Our holistic counseling process builds confident learners, thinkers, and leaders who thrive not only in the application process, but also in all future academic endeavors. From choosing schools and preparing essays to impressing your interviewer, VSA is with you every step of the way.

VSA’s counseling team includes tutors for standardized tests, public speaking coaches, and editors to help you craft your personal narrative. Learn how our learning center supports our students through the entire application process.

School Matching and Selection

By assessing your preferences, strengths, and weaknesses, we help students craft a customized list of schools. VSA provides essential data and counseling to help students make well-informed decisions and strive for the best schools possible.

Application Plan and Timetable

Keeping track of all the different deadlines and requirements is anything but straightforward. Once your school choices are set, we help you stay on top of requirements, deadlines, and checklists, to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. We work with you to develop a realistic plan and timetable to have everyone completed with enough time for a professional review.

Essay Assistance

Whether you’re applying to private school or college, the application essay is your opportunity to stand out. Whether you’re looking for a “fresh set of eyes” or an editor to perfectly craft your personal story, we’re here to help. Our services include brainstorming and outlining to content editing and proofreading, to ensure that your unique voice and story shine through.

Interview Preparation

The interview is your chance to shine in front of an admissions officer, current student, or alumni. Learn how to make a lasting impression with an engaging story, impressive etiquette, and proper research. This is also your time to interview your interviewer—with our experts’ help, learn how to maximize your interview time and gain insights about the school itself.

College Acceptances

Yale University
Harvard University
Princeton University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
Duke University
Cornell University
Johns Hopkins University
Wellesley College
Boston University
Emory University
NYU Stern Business School
New York University
Brandeis University
Rice University
Carnegie Mellon University
Tufts University
Washington University at St. Louis
University of Michigan
LeHigh University
Pennsylvania State: College Park
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Texas, Austin
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin Madison
Rutgers Honor College
Vanderbilt University
Montclair State University
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
Linfield College
University of Hartford
Belhaven University
University of Miami
Providence College
Villanova University

College Application Resources

For tips and explanations for every facet of the college admissions process, visit our Resources section.

Interested in working with us?

To learn more about our college counseling services or to discuss packages for the 2022–23 application cycle, contact us today.

Our services are advisory in nature; we cannot act on behalf of the student or parents in completion of applications/admissions requirements. We also cannot guarantee admission to any institution.

Supportive Online Learning

Classes are capped at 8–12 students to enable teachers to give personal feedback and foster active discussion. Teaching Assistants are on hand in every class to assist students with technical issues, from navigating Zoom to logging into student accounts.

For Pre-K through 2nd grade, classes are conducted via Zoom. Our early education teachers keep our youngest learners focused with fun songs, activities, and visually engaging slides. Students practice letter formation and writing on personal whiteboards and notebooks that teachers review through the screen.

For Grades 3–8, classes are conducted via Zoom and an immersive learning platform that pairs lesson slides with interactive games, quizzes, and polls that ensure 100% student participation. Teachers instantly review student work and provide in-class feedback on individualized practice.