⋅ Expert Planning Grades 7-12
⋅ Expert Guidance for Applications
⋅ Expert College Admissions Consulting for Students and Families

We advise students and families on how to get admitted to competitive colleges and win scholarships. In 2018 and 2019, 97% of our students were admitted to at least one top-3 choice college and won millions of dollars of merit-scholarships.

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Our College Admissions Consulting Services Include

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Planning

Plan schedule, extracurricular activities, test dates, summer programs, and more. Make the right choices to highlight strengths and avoid weaknesses.

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Application Strategy

Create a narrative that separates you from other applicants. Go beyond grades and test scores to stand out.

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Essay Edits & Review

Understand how to write and organize compelling essays that best reflect your personal story. Avoid common pitfalls and craft school-specific responses.

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School Selection

Select the right colleges and programs that best fit your personal and academic preferences.

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Test Preparation

Work with the best instructors and tutors for SAT, ACT, and other exams. Receive major discounts with Admissions Consulting packages.

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Everything Else!

Receive expert advice for waitlist letters, interview preparation, campus visits, letters of recommendation, and more.

What Students And Parents Are Saying

Akbar Rahel, Esq., Admissions Director

Akbar is an attorney, teacher, tutor, and Admissions Counselor with two decades of proven experience successfully advising students from a diverse range of backgrounds for acceptance into the best schools in the world. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 22 years college admissions consulting for undergraduate and graduate admissions.
  • 15 years tutoring.
  • 6 years teaching at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington.
  • 3 years of doctoral program completed.
  • American and international students have won over $17,000,000 in merit scholarships

His multidisciplinary experiences as a teacher with overwhelmingly positive student evaluations, former litigator with a top twenty global law firm, and director of an admissions counseling firm enables him to provide a perceptible competitive advantage to students who seek to establish themselves beyond the ordinary. As a doctoral student, he was awarded many highly competitive scholarships and grants, including Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships from the U.S. Department of Education in multiple languages and a research grant from the Law and Society Association.

He brings a lifetime of demonstrable commitment to student achievement. Among other accomplishments, he taught a student initiated course at U.C. Berkeley every semester for almost four years and has many years of private tutoring experience for standardized tests and writing. As an Admissions Counselor, he advises students throughout their high school career in addition to the actual application process. He also works with graduate applicants applying to a wide range of programs, such as law, medicine, business, doctoral, master’s, and pharmacy. Success - measured by acceptances - is achieved at every level, and his students are regularly accepted to the best universities, including Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, Princeton, and Georgetown.

Akbar’s expansive and multicultural skill sets (including deep analytics, critical thinking, writing and administrative understandings) helps develop each student’s unique personal narratives in order to gain admission to the best schools. There are very few admissions experts with his level of knowledge and experience.

Akbar Rahel - Prep Expert Admissions Director

Flagship Package

$6,999

25 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class. Recommended for Juniors & Seniors.

Gold Package

$9,999

40 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class. Recommended for Juniors & Seniors.

Platinum Package

$13,999

60 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class. Recommended for 8th graders and freshman.

Custom Package

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We understand some families have unique needs. Please contact us for details.

FREE CONSULTATION

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