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Spark Admissions counselors help students find—and get into—the ideal schools for them.

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What makes our admissions consulting services unique:


Co-Founder Rachel Rubin led the groundbreaking study on how the 75 most selective U.S. colleges and universities make admissions decisions.


We help students achieve their goals by taking a holistic approach to helping them with every aspect of their academic and extracurricular development.


All of our counselors have admissions experience at selective colleges, attended top universities and graduate schools, and are passionate about helping students reach their goals.


Students work with one Spark Admissions consultant throughout the entire college admissions process, forging strong and long-lasting relationships.


We offer a range of comprehensive consulting packages and application and essay counseling that can be tailored to fit each family’s needs.

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During the past decade we’ve helped hundreds of students gain admission to their top-choice schools.

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Admissions tips, trends, and expertise

Read expert advice from Spark Admissions counselors on crafting compelling applications and essays, where to apply to college, admissions strategies and more.

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What Effect Will ChatGPT Have on College Admissions?

What is ChatGPT? What impact will it make on college admissions? And what do you need to know about it as you apply?

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Early Decision 2 (or EDII) is Becoming Even More Important

What is Early Decision II, and why should you take advantage of it? Find out more here!

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What to Know About Video Submissions or Video Interviews at Top Colleges

What are colleges seeking in the new introductory videos some of them are requesting? Find out more here!

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Columbia University Becomes Permanently Test-Optional with No SAT/ACT Requirement

Columbia's decision may have broader implications. Find out more here!

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