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955 Benecia Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

(408) 479-4742

Leadership Development Content

ILUMIN made that arduous process as painless as possible.
By setting reasonable deadlines, I completed my essays with time to spare.
— Student Admitted to MIT and Caltech

Transfer admissions counseling

The goal of our transfer admissions counseling program is to help students already in college (whether it community college or four-year universities) transfer into the right college to help them reach their educational and professional goals. Admissions officers are looking for different aspects among transfer applicants than those of high school students. 

We offer a step-by-step method to confidently guide our students through. Our years of college admissions consulting ensure students receive an individualized plan to help them gain admission to the right university.

We provide:

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Concrete Ways to Improve Your Profile

We provide three practical and tangible ways to improve a student's profile. Whether it's taking an additional class to cover major prerequisites, adding one more major-related extracurricular, or developing a plan to increasing their TOEFL score, we're full of ideas on how students can improve. 

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Essay Strategy, Development and Editing

Many applicants have the same GPA and test scores, so the only differentiating factor is their essay. We coach students on how to write honest and powerful essays that appeal to college admissions officers and demonstrate their interest in their desired major. We also have a team of published authors, professional journalists and credentialed English teachers providing editing input and helping to craft that perfect essay.  


College List

Finding the right fit is critical. We prepare customized college suggestions that fit the student's professional goals, learning style, and personal preferences so he or she will thrive during those precious college years. Not every school is the right for every student and we believe long-term student success is more important than name-brand. 

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How a student highlights his own achievement can tip the scale. We help students present their best selves and highlight the academic and leadership achievements that top schools are looking for. 

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Complete Application Review

We make sure every word and punctuation mark is proper and purposeful and the application is ready for submission. Since our staff has admissions office experience, we have the insight to review every application through the eyes of an admissions officer.

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Interview Preparation

It's important students make the best first impression. We help students prepare for interviews and make meaningful connections with admissions officers by running live interview practice sessions.