spark-admissions-logo Free Consultation

About
Spark Admissions

Spark Admissions is a boutique, Boston-based admissions consulting firm that helps students around the world gain admission to their best-fit colleges, universities and private schools.

Smiling teen girl with brown hair seated at desk with notebook and pen

Led by Harvard doctorate Rachel Rubin and University of Chicago MBA Rachel Blankstein, our admissions counselors possess decades of collective academic advising experience. What’s more, every member of our team has admissions experience at top-ranked colleges and universities.

Dr. Rubin earned international media attention in 2012, while at Harvard, for her groundbreaking research on how the 75 most selective U.S. colleges and universities make admissions decisions. Today, that foundational study grounds our strategic, data-driven approach.

We provide expert guidance on every step of preparing for and applying to college—but we don’t stop there. We view the college preparation period as a time for skill-set development. In addition to application guidance, we help students navigate the academic demands of high school, gain practical experience through internships, heighten their leadership and communication skills, and explore new academics and extracurriculars to build the strongest possible application.

As a result, 96% of our students get into at least one of their three top-choice schools. It’s also why we’ve earned more 5-star Google reviews than any other college admissions consulting firm in the country.

Explore our college admissions, transfer admissions and private school admissions pages to learn more about our in-person and online college counseling packages, or contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Smiling teen girl with brown hair seated at desk with notebook and pen
A teenage female student in a classroom turning in her desk seat to look at you.

The Spark Advantage

See what sets us apart from other college admissions consulting firms.

A team putting their hands together in a stack in a show of team spirit.

Our Team

Get to know our seasoned college and private school admissions counselors.

Smiling high school girl of Indian descent wearing graduation cap and gown with classmates in background

Admissions Results

See how our college admissions rates compare to the national average.

Our Code of Ethics

We are committed to providing honest and ethical college admissions advising. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professional integrity, and our results are the product of excellent and honest work.

Spark Admissions consultants uphold three key values in all our interactions with students, families, colleges, and one another:

Integrity

We communicate fairly and openly with our client families. From providing guidance to helping on applications to discussing pricing, we will never be dishonest or evasive in any aspect of your work with us.

Authenticity

The strongest and most successful applications are those that showcase students’ real passions and achievements. Our students succeed because their applications are thorough and authentic.

Discretion

The admissions process is deeply personal; because of that, we never discuss students’ applications with any outside parties. Every aspect of your family’s work with us stays completely private.

High school girl and boy sitting and talking on steps at school with friends in background

Read Our Reviews

See what families say about working with Spark Admissions.

Close-up of woman with long brown hair holding an iPad and touching its screen

See Us in the News

Read news from The Wall Street Journal, TIME, CNN and more.

We have more 5-star Google reviews than any other college consulting firm.

Contact us to learn more about our admissions consulting services.

Schedule Your Free Consultation