College admissions counseling for undergraduate, graduate, and international applicants.
Work directly with an expert Admissions Consultant for every component of an application, from the initial strategy sessions to interview preparation. We work with applicants from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including applicants who may have significant weaknesses that need to be addressed in an application.
Plan schedule, extracurricular activities, test dates, summer programs, and more. Make the right choices to highlight strengths and avoid weaknesses.
Create a narrative that separates you from other applicants. Go beyond grades and test scores to stand out.
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.
Select the right colleges and programs that best fit your personal and academic preferences.
Work with the best instructors and tutors for SAT, ACT, and other exams. Receive major discounts with Admissions Consulting packages.
Receive expert advice for waitlist letters, interview preparation, campus visits, letters of recommendation, and more.
I cannot thank you enough for providing me the opportunity to achieve my goals for the future!
G.S. Western University of Health Sciences
I don’t think I would have ever made it to my dream school, MIT, without the guidance and help of Mr. Rahels.
Let me begin by saying that without the help of Mr. Rahel I would not have studied law at Columbia University.
R.M. Columbia University
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.
- 20 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 $15,000,000 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.
Mr. Rahel allowed me to reach my goals and has allowed me to take the next step in my future.
B.R. Columbia University
Both of our children were accepted to the most competitive Ivy League colleges.
Parents Harvard & Yale
Thanks to Mr. Akbar’s expertise, I was accepted to Yale early action, a truly life changing experience!
M.M. Yale University
25 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class and exclusive discounts for tutoring and other reviews. Recommended for Juniors & Seniors.
40 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class and exclusive discounts for tutoring and other reviews. Recommended for Juniors & Seniors.
60 hours of one-on-one admissions consulting. Includes free SAT or ACT prep class and exclusive discounts for tutoring and other reviews. Recommended for 8 th graders and freshman.
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We can discuss:
- Questions about your dream school(s).
- Application essay best practices.
- Formal interview prep.
- Local scholarship opportunities.
- And so much more!