“After my first session with you, I said to my parents, “Why haven’t I spoken to College Zoom until just now??“ — Joe Scully, Connecticut, USC, Marshall School of Business, Class of 2017 (first-choice school, rejected but then accepted with our help on appeal)
How We Develop Successful College Applicants:
At College Zoom, our goal is simple: to make applying to your dream school an experience that is fun, rewarding, and life-changing. Let us show you how!
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Us:
Wherever You Live, We Can Help You:
The latest online communication technology lets us speak, collaborate on shared documents and essays, organize college research, and plan calendars with you in real-time and more efficiently than a face-to-face meeting in your own home. Regardless of where you live in the world, we can help you as if we’re working on the same computer screen.
Our Award-winning Methodology:
Our award-winning methodology was contrived from hundreds of hours of research and interviews with university admissions officers, elite independent college admissions counselors, and high school college counselors who belong to national college counseling associations. Further, we still research colleges continuously.
We Know the Whole Application Matters:
We show students, step-by-step, how to develop their entire college application – not just the personal statement – to communicate their most compelling attributes, stories, and deservingness to colleges. That’s why our clients develop deep and extremely compelling applications that are frequently accepted by their reach schools.
We Show, Rather Than Tell, You:
Our college matching, extracurricular activity, and career guidance is action-step oriented. Our students not only learn to become the best versions of themselves, they learn skills that will enable them to become more successful in life (financially, intrinsically, intellectually, and otherwise) through behavior that we model for them in our collaborative, step-by-step process.
We Want to You to Succeed:
We won’t only tell you what to write about, we’ll show you the best way to articulate your ideas. We pride ourselves in being able to break writer’s block, help you articulate anything that you’re having difficulty expressing, and overcome any obstacle that’s caused you to seek our help.
Where Our Clients Come From:
Our customer base has doubled every year since our founding because we are very successful at what we do, from helping students win admittance to their top choice schools, to reversing rejection letters and getting students off wait-lists. We are now an international service firm, and from our office located in Beverly Hills, we serve students across southern California, throughout the nation, and abroad.
Have We Helped Your Classmates?
High Schools Our Clients Attended (College Freshman Applicants):
|Beverly Hills High School||(Beverly Hills, CA)|
|Santa Monica High School||(Santa Monica, CA)|
|Culver City High School||(Culver City, CA)|
|Palos Verdes High School||(Palos Verdes, CA)|
|Malibu High School||(Malibu, CA)|
|Palisades Charter High School||(Pacific Palisades, CA)|
|Redondo Beach Union High School||(Redondo Beach, CA)|
|West High School||(Torrance, CA)|
|Huntington Beach High School||(Huntington Beach, CA)|
|Dana Hills High School||(Dana Point, CA)|
|Trabuco Hills High School||(Mission Viejo, CA)|
|Mater Dei High School||(Santa Ana, CA)|
|West Covina High School||(West Covina, CA)|
|San Dimas High School||(San Dimas, CA)|
|Arcadia High School||(Arcadia, CA)|
|Walnut High School||(Walnut, CA)|
|Santiago High School||(Corona, CA)|
|Village Christian High School||(Sun Valley, CA)|
|New Jewish Community High School||(West Hills, CA)|
|CHAMPS Charter High School for the Performing Arts||(Van Nuys, CA)|
|El Camino Real Charter High School||(Woodland Hills, CA)|
|Torrey Pines High School||(San Diego, CA)|
|Del Norte High School||(San Diego, CA)|
|Marin Academy||(San Rafael, CA)|
|Piedmont High School||(Piedmont, CA)|
|Santa Clara High School||(Santa Clara, CA)|
|Castro Valley High School||(Castro Valley, CA)|
|The Meadows School||(Las Vegas, NV)|
|Coronado High School||(Henderson, NV)|
|Auburn Riverside High School||(Auburn, WA)|
|Clearwater Central Catholic High School||(Clearwater, FL)|
|Mountain Brook High School||(Mountain Brook, AL)|
|Hinsdale Central High School||(Chicago, IL)|
|New Trier High School||(Winnetka, IL)|
|Lincoln High School||(Gahanna, OH)|
|Clements High School||(Sugar Land, TX)|
|Weston High School||(Weston, CT)|
|Gann Academy||(Boston, MA)|
|Great Valley High School||(Malvern, PA)|
|Central Bucks High School East||(Doylestown, PA)|
|Mercersburg Academy||(Mercersburg, PA)|
|Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil||(Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland)|
|Shanghai High School||(Shanghai, China)|
|Diocesan Girls’ School||(Kowloon, Hong Kong)|
|YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College||(Tung Chung, HK)|
|King George V School||(Ho Man Tin, HK)|
|Pui Ching Middle School||(Ho Man Tin, HK)|
|Singapore American School||(Woodlands, Singapore)|
|Queenstown Secondary School||(Queenstown, Singapore)|
|St. Mary’s International School||(Tokyo, Japan)|
|Pathways School Gurgaon||(Gurgaon, India)|
Post-Secondary Schools Our Clients Come to Us From (Transfer Applicants):
|Santa Monica College||(Santa Monica, CA)|
|West Los Angeles College||(Los Angeles, CA)|
|Pasadena City College||(Pasadena, CA)|
|Glendale Community College||(Glendale, CA)|
|Saddleback College||(Mission Viejo, CA)|
|Fullerton College||(Fullerton, CA)|
|Irvine Valley College||(Irvine, CA)|
|Marymount College||(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)|
|Santiago Canyon College||(Orange, CA)|
|Diablo Valley College||(Pleasant Hill, CA)|
|Pierce College||(Puyallup, WA)|
|Olympic College||(Bremerton, WA)|
|Seattle Central Community College||(Seattle, WA)|
|Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)||(Los Angeles, CA)|
|Pepperdine University||(Malibu, CA)|
|Loyola Marymount University||(Los Angeles, CA)|
|University of California, Irvine||(Irvine, CA)|
|University of California, San Diego||(San Diego, CA)|
|New York University||(New York, NY)|
Our Founding and History:
College Zoom was founded in 2009 at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (ranked #2 in the nation for entrepreneurship in 2009). Three seniors, who had either won or been nominated for the university’s most coveted student awards, developed a unique inter-disciplinary philosophy that applied cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences to the college application writing process and aimed to make the advantages offered by $15,000 Ivy League coaches more affordable for middle class families.
Awards Bestowed on College Zoom by USC:
Progression and Growth:
In College Zoom’s debut season, the business became the highest ranked service-industry venture in USC’s 2009 Management of New Ventures Competition after all but one of its first customers matriculated to a top 40 ranked national university (US News & World Report). College Zoom also reversed its first rejection letter for a student who had been rejected by USC.
During College Zoom’s second season, the service’s first formalized business plan drew praise from other college admissions professionals who collectively possessed over 125 years of industry experience. College Zoom won runner-up in USC’s 2010 Best Business Plan Competition. In addition, all College Zoom students with a GPA better than 3.2 matriculated to their (original) first or second choice universities. College Zoom won two rejection letter appeals at UCLA and the University of Washington, as well as two waitlist appeals at UC Irvine and Pepperdine.
In College Zoom’s third season, College Zoom began serving its first students from the east coast and Asia thanks to the service being heavily recommended by USC professors. College Zoom’s director, David Reynaldo, also became the first private college counselor to be invited into Beverly Hills High School to co-instruct a semester-long class on how to write winning personal statements. The class supplemented the guidance students received from their school counselors. Students earned high school elective credit for enrolling. Furthermore, College Zoom’s first clients who applied to Ivy League colleges and top 10 US News & World Report ranked national universities and liberal arts colleges were accepted. College Zoom won more admissions appeals, including 3 out of 3 rejection letter reversals at USC alone.
College Zoom made history in 2012 by becoming the first privately owned college admissions counseling business in America to be funded by a major research university (the University of Southern California). The customer base expanded to Europe and South America.