As professional College Admissions Counselors & Consultants, we are committed to providing expert guidance to assist our students attend their dream colleges and universities around the world. The admissions process – in particular for selective US colleges such as the Ivy League Schools – is a competitive, complex and time-consuming maze which needs to be meandered through in the least overwhelming and most efficient manner. We provide comprehensive personal services with extensive guidance through all the steps necessary. Our clients are our first priority, and we go the extra mile to ensure that they succeed.
Please contact us to see how we can help you get accepted into the college of your choice - we look forward to accompanying you on your college admissions journey!
College & University Admissions Counseling
We provide comprehensive and customized solutions to all of our clients - no two are the same. Our guidance and advice includes core academic courses, GPA, SAT/ACT standardized testing, SAT subject tests, AP/IB/H/CL courses. More importantly we advise on obtaining intensive and in depth activities such as special talents, volunteering, non-profit etc. College applications are becoming increasingly competitive, with the majority of the current generation of applicants obtaining extremely high GPA's and perfect SAT scores. Furthermore, the number of applications far exceed the number of available places. Elite College Scholars helps each student assemble and construct a 'stand out application' , leading to 'unique positioning' of the student to pique the interests of the admissions officers. We are very much results-oriented professionals working with students throughout the entire process and beyond. Logistics is not an issue as we work with local students as well as from around the globe. Although we specialize in admissions to US Colleges, we also have experience in international college applications including universities in the UK, Canada and Australia.
Selective US Colleges - Ivy Leagues
Included in our college admissions counseling is a highly efficient management team as well as a network of successful professionals and advisors who have not only graduated from selective colleges (such as the Ivy League schools, MIT, Stanford), but have also gone on to leadership positions in their careers in various disciplines, including, finance, economics, law, medicine, engineering, science and government. We are able to draw from their experience and expertise in our advice and, where appropriate, connect our clients to these individuals for college and career guidance and inspiration.
Athletic Recruiting & Scholarships
We differentiate in student-athlete recruiting including scholarships within all NCAA divisions schools. Division III and Ivy League schools do not offer sports scholarships but need high calibre athletes to represent them. The two most important criteria for each applicant is NCAA eligibility and matching a student's athletic and academic skills. We guide each student athlete via a step by step process to ensure that they are NCAA compliant prior to submitting college applications. Most importantly, we match the student's athletic skills and academic standard to the right school ensuring a great fit. This is absolutely crucial for potential student-athletes in order to avoid a mismatch which can lead to dangerous and risky consequences. Occasionally, we advise seniors who are late bloomers, need another year of competition or need to improve their SAT scores, to attend a year of post graduate school.
California Colleges & Universities
We have significant working knowledge and expertise in advising students who are interested in attending colleges in California. This includes guidance for University of California (UC) schools (such as Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego) as well as private schools including Stanford and USC. There are nine UC schools, however, only one complete college application is needed for submission. Each school has their own admissions team, and although this appears to be less rigorous, it is highly competitive. Hence, it is important to submit an elite application with our assistance. Additionally, we have a strong network of alumni who have attended and graduated from these colleges. Our Founder, CEO and Head Consultant Peggy Zaman graduated from a California school, and has lived and worked in CA for over 12 years.
Programs & Packages
College Academic & Applications Package (CAAP)
A comprehensive college counseling service program for 9th and 10th graders (and extremely motivated 8th graders). It includes advice on core academic course planning, weighted GPA, AP (Advanced Placement)/Honors/International Baccalaureate/College Level courses, PSAT testing, SAT/ACT testing, SAT Subject testing, internships, volunteer work, and non-profit planning. Our students who commence this program with us, gain the advantage of taking the right courses, obtain meaningful work experience, gain financial aid advice as well as more time to research (and later apply to) the thousands of scholarships available. Additionally, the package includes the College Essays & Applications Package (CEAP with essay planning & writing and 8 college applications).
College Athletics Recruitment Package (CARP)
We have decades of expertise and experience assisting student-athletes get recruited into Ivy league schools, other selective colleges and scholarship schools within Division I, & II. We also work with many prospective student athletes in Division III. We provide you with the inside information of how colleges recruit, what you need to do, how to contact the coaches and make yourself known and much more, giving you a step-by step program. We will be there with you at every stage of the process. The majority of our Advisors to our company were scholar-athletes at both an Ivy school or a Division I school, hence we believe our combined experience and knowledge are second to none. It includes the College Essays & Applications Package (including 8 college applications).
College Essays & Applications Package (CEAP)
A comprehensive college application program for juniors and seniors or equivalent (Year 11 & 12). We provide extensive guidance on course planning, essay guidance and writing, SAT/ACT testing, SAT subject planning and testing, recommendation submissions and interview preparation. It includes 8 complete college applications. The entire CEAP program is included in the College Academic & Applications Package (CAAP) as well as the College Athletics Recruitment Package (CARP).
University of California CEAP (UCCEAP)
We also offer the UCCEAP solely for University of California schools, which requires only ONE complete comprehensive application for all nine UC schools, However, the acceptance rate for some of these schools is extremely competitive with one UC school, each year receiving over 100,000 applications from across the world. Each school/campus has their own admissions team which means that even if a student is not accepted to one or two UC schools, they can still receive offers from any of the other campuses. With our expertise and network of advisors, our students are assured of submitting high quality, stand out applications.
Contact us for a complimentary 30 minute consultation to see which of the above programs is most suitable for you.
Advisors to our Organization
Elite College Scholars are privileged to have a trusted group of very accomplished advisors to the company who offer their experience and actively spend time with our management team and our clients.
These individuals have attended and graduated from elite universities such as Harvard, Columbia, UPenn Wharton, Cornell and USC, with a number of them receiving scholarships and representing their colleges in sport at the Division I and Varsity Level.
They have gone on to have successful careers in science, law, business, & finance, having worked at prestigious and coveted organizations at locations around the world, including, New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. We are more than happy to speak about them in more detail.
Peggy is the CEO and Founder of the company. She was a top 20 world junior tennis player and played in junior Grand Slam events. She received several US athletic scholarships, but opted to play on the pro tour before several major injuries cut short her playing career.
Peggy has an LLB and an LLM from Bond University (a prestigious and sole private university in Australia). She also obtained an LLM from Santa Clara University, specializing in Intellectual Property Law. Peggy comes from a family who have received degrees from elite universities such as Harvard, Columbia, USC, Cornell and U Penn. She is a qualified lawyer, who has worked in major international law firms in Sydney, New York and San Francisco. She is also a fully certified College Admissions Counselor.
Peggy lives between the US and the UK and is married with three children, all of whom will be going through college admissions processes of their own in the coming years.