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  • Elite Admissions Consulting

    • *All packages include the following services:
    • Initial 2-hour in-person strategy consultation.
    • Planning/selection of schools to submit applications.
    • Reviews/edits of all statements, essays, resumes, etc.
    • Formal preparation for interviews of all types.
    • Ongoing sessions structured by student/parent and consultant.
    $6999

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  • Up To 30 hours Of Hands-On, One-On-One Consulting Services
  • Custom Consulting Plans For Each Student
  • World-Class Consultants With Consistent Ivy Results
  • Initial In-Person Strategy Consultation (We Fly To You)

Prep Expert offers elite college admissions counseling for undergraduate, graduate, and international applicants.

We offer a highly personalized, confidential process where you work directly with an expert Admissions Counselor 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.

Our mission is to help get you get accepted to the best school possible!

Our Admissions Director and Lead Counselor, Akbar Rahel, 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.

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. He is completing a Ph.D. and has been 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.

He brings a lifetime of demonstrable commitment to student achievement. Among other accomplishments, he taught a student initiated course at U.C. Berkeley for four years and enjoys many years of private tutoring experience for standardized tests (including SAT, ACT, A.P., GRE and MCAT) . As an Admissions Counselor, he has advised 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, 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.

Your initial consultation and strategy session will take place in-person, and your Admissions Counselor will travel to meet with you! Although we are the fastest growing test prep company in the world, this is part of our commitment to provide highly personalized admissions counseling at a discounted rate. Depending on location, other meetings may be held in-person as well (limitations may apply for applicants outside of the United States).

Please see below a very small sample of applicants who worked with our Admissions Director. We keep the admissions counseling process personalized and confidential.


Applicant A Met our Admissions Director prior to even starting high school. Our Admissions Director worked with Applicant over the course of several years, from the application process itself to choosing courses and preparing for standardized exams throughout high school. Although Applicant was ranked outside the top fifteen of their graduating class, they were still accepted to top colleges, including U.C. Berkeley and Columbia. Our Admissions Director subsequently helped Applicant with their Ph.D. applications and Applicant was accepted to an Ivy League, fully funded program directly out of college. (Undergraduate and Graduate/Ph.D.).


Applicant B Was an international high school student in the Middle East and worked with the Admissions Director for over a year to prepare for standardized exams (including SAT, SAT II, and A.P. exams) and applications to a wide range of colleges. Preparation for exams entailed weekly updates, study strategies, and tips for tests. Acceptances included Georgia Tech, Brown, and M.I.T.


Applicant C Was an older student who did not do well in high school and had a lot of familial responsibilities as a result of their mother’s poor health. But they were motivated to attend college and started community college. Still, in community college, Applicant had one semester of grades less than 2.0 and, consequently, a cumulative gpa of less than 3.0. After addressing deficiencies in their grades and focusing on various improvements, Applicant was accepted to several colleges. Acceptances included Pepperdine.


Applicant D Wanted to attend a top law school but was concerned about their grades and LSAT scores (cumulative undergraduate gpa less than 3.3 and LSAT scores of less than 160). Applicant addressed deficiencies in their “numbers” and focused on various strengths in the personal statements and essays. Acceptances included the UCLA School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law.


Applicant E Graduated with a degree in Business Administration from a respected undergraduate institution. But they wanted to attend medical school upon reflection and after completing internships abroad. For this Applicant, a career in business was no longer appealing on an emotional level. Applicant was accepted to Columbia’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. After taking the MCAT and completing the program at Columbia, Applicant received help through the medical school admissions process as well. Acceptances included medical school at a prestigious U.C. school. (Graduate/Medicine).

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to your student’s education we understand you will have lots questions when making a major decision like purchasing a one-on-one college consulting package.




  1. What Is The Structure Of Your One-On-One College Consulting Package?

    Prep Expert offers elite college admissions counseling for undergraduate, graduate, and international applicants. We offer a highly personalized, confidential process where you work directly with an expert Admissions Counselor 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. Our mission is to help get you get accepted to the best school possible!

  2. How Much Are Your Packages?

    Our college consulting packages start at $6,999. Please call us for graduate school consulting pricing options.

  3. Who Are Your Consultants?

    Our Admissions Director enjoys almost two decades of experience working with undergraduate, graduate, and international applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He worked as an attorney in litigation for many years while leading a successful college admissions counseling and tutoring company. His students are regularly accepted to the best universities, including Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Georgetown.

  4. Where Are Your Locations?

    Your initial consultation and strategy session will take place in-person, and your Admissions Counselor will travel to meet with you! Although we are the fastest growing test prep company in the world, this is part of our commitment to provide highly personalized admissions counseling at a discounted rate. Depending on location, other meetings may be held in-person as well (limitations may apply for applicants outside of the United States). When it comes to your student’s education we understand you will have lots questions when making a major decision like purchasing a one-on-one college consulting package.

  5. What If My Child Misses A Scheduled Consulting Session?

    Please visit our Terms for all applicable information about missed consulting sessions.

  6. Here's A Question: "I already spent money on a test prep course for a standardized test. Is it worth it for me to spend an additional amount on college admissions consulting?"

    Absolutely! The application process is complicated and requires an experienced counselor who truly understands the application process. Considering many different factors, such as the long-term salary potential of graduates of more prestigious programs, money for an experienced Admissions Counselor with Prep Expert is an extremely minimal investment in both your professional and personal future. After conquering a test with Prep Expert, the next step is to prepare the best application possible.

  7. Here's A Question: "I have excellent grades and very high standardized test scores, and believe I am capable of writing a personal statement on my own. Do I need any help?"

    For almost 20 years, our Admissions Director has worked with some of the best and brightest applicants, including graduate applicants from Ivy League colleges who also scored in the 95th to 99th percentile on standardized tests (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and others). Experience has shown that even the brightest applicants write poor personal statements and piece together average applications. The fact is that constructing a compelling application requires special insight and expert admissions counseling.

  8. Here's A Question: "Why should I work with Prep Expert?"

    Experience, personalized attention, and results. Our Admissions Counselors enjoy an unparalleled track record of results, and an incredible range of professional and academic experience. All of this amounts to the most elite admissions counseling available anywhere in the world at half the price.

  9. Here's A Question: "I thought that an applicant’s GPA and standardized test scores are all that matters for an admissions committee. Do personal statements and essays even matter?"

    Absolutely! For applicants who have high grades and test scores, the application process is critical to securing admission to the best school possible. Many applicants with high grades and test scores end up at lower ranked schools because their personal statement and overall application is deficient. For applicants whose numbers are below average, the application can serve as a force for admission. There are numerous applicants who meet the numerical cutoffs set by an admissions committee at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This means that admissions decisions will be based on a careful reading and discussion of the essay (s) submitted by an applicant.

  10. Here's A Question: "After signing up Prep Expert, how will I work with an Admissions Counselor?"

    Prep Expert has a unique, multi-step approach to collaborating with an applicant in order to strategize and construct the most compelling application possible. Each and every package includes at least one in-person meeting (within the United States) and careful planning to place an applicant in the best light possible before an admissions committee. You will be in constant and direct communication with an expert Admissions Counselor.

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