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College Preparation Services

Future-oriented high school students and parents:
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Freshman Year – Set the Foundation

Sophomore Year – Build Momentum

Junior Year – Sprint to the Finish

Senior Year – Get Into College

Where It All Started


University Peak was founded on the vision and inspiration of Nancy Meier. She is a graduate of Stanford University and a certificated Independent Educational Consultant. She is also a published author, National Merit Scholar, and was accepted into Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and several other highly selective colleges.

The Peak Mission


University Peak makes the college admissions process more approachable and customized for high school students and their families. We offer in-depth individualized guidance to help students discover their strengths and goals. We help students curate their interests in and out of school. In our program, we connect students with highly valuable tools and nurture them each step of the way. With our guidance, students create personalized lists of colleges that are best-suited to their goals. We then equip them with essential skills and strategies to stand out on each application. We offer convenient access to our services, detailed and customized guidance, and an unwavering passion for each student’s individuality.

Get Competitive


Get highly individualized coaching. University Peak works with students and parents to create powerful strategies for college admissions preparation. Students can join our program anytime between the summer before 9th grade to the summer before 12th grade. Parents can also choose to work with us directly before their children are in high school in order to benefit from our guidance and insights. Each year offers intensive preparation and strategy for college admissions preparation.

BOOST Your College Applications


The college admissions process is increasingly competitive. Do not underestimate the importance of strategy and wisdom in the college application process. College applications and application essays are the capstone to the college preparation journey. Put your best foot forward on your college applications and application essays with expert guidance.

We Customize Our Expert Services for You

We see each student as a unique individual and always customize our services to meet your needs. The objectives are to find the colleges that are the right fit for you, and to increase your chances of getting into your top choices. We have your success in mind, and have designed our services to be convenient, reliable, cutting-edge, and easy to understand. Reap the benefits of our expertise by discussing the areas in which you would like to receive expert help. We love speaking with students and parents, and look forward to speaking with you!

Testimonials

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I loved our meetings! First of all, you listened to me. You always are so understanding. Secondly, you kept me on track towards our established deadlines. You keep me focused and it all paid off. Lastly, you took all the fear out of the college application process. It felt so good to see myself make progress as the months went on. I saw myself getting closer and closer to the goal, and you guided me every step of the way. I can’t believe I was done with all of my applications by the beginning of December! YAY!!! And I swear, my essays were way better than any of my friends. They were even better than the ones in those “college application essays” books from Amazon. Now, all of my applications are submitted, and I can finally exhale!

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You must save a spot for my younger son next year. And a spot for my daughter when she’s in high school. Just so you know, I’m sending all my kids to you. You have been such a great partner in XXXX’s accomplishments. Thank you again.

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Thanks for the USC caps! My mom and I just got them in the mail today. Here’s a pic of us. They look good on us! I can’t believe it. I’m going to be a Trojan! You’re the best of the best, and I couldn’t have done this without you!!!

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Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been admitted to Texas A&M! This is my number 1 choice so I’m super excited. Thanks for all the help on my applications!! I really appreciate it, because all the hard work has paid off. Thanks.

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Thank you for working with XXXX. He thoroughly enjoyed working with you. He certainly wouldn’t be as far along with this process if it weren’t for you. Thanks again, XXXX.

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I just noticed through the mail that I got into Notre Dame!! I never expected this, so I’m absolutely shocked and thrilled. This throws a wrench into my decision for college because I just never saw this happening. Thank you so much for all the help and guidance you gave me. Without you, none of this would have been possible. I cannot thank you enough and my parents echo this thanks.

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I just want to thank you for all of your help. I appreciate that you took the time to understand and guide me every step of the way. You are a good balance of being gentle and nice and funny AND really knowing how to raise the bar. You taught me how to think about my goals in steps, and how to think get to the goal. I knew that I had to do my best in order for colleges to see my best. I learned that I had to work smarter, not harder. While we worked together, I enjoyed our time because you always encouraged me. Our meetings were always a breath of fresh air. You gave me all the tools, kindness, and guidance I needed to achieve my goals. I feel really proud of myself. Thank you.

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Thank you! With your help XXXX was accepted at Pomona as Early Decision 1. It is the perfect fit for XXXX. Smart kids. Laid back. 8-1 student teacher ratio. The School consortium means there are so many class options and 6-thousand students combined, and of course that California weather. Your assistance was essential in helping prepare the materials needed for application. This is a life changing moment for XXXX. I am so thankful and appreciative of your support these past two years. Thank you!

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Thank you so much for everything! I just wanted to let you know that I sent in my intent to enroll last night. I am so excited for everything to come. It was the best working with you on everything!

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Thank you for everything you did for XXXX and our family. I was very happy with everything you provided my son. He got into the schools at the top of his list, and I am so proud of where he’s going. He cannot wait to get on campus and I know he’ll do well there. Now, our younger daughter is about to end her sophomore year, and I will be reaching out to you in the next couple of months. Please reserve a spot for her. Oftentimes, I do get asked about who I know that can help with college applications, and I always bring up University Peak. Thanks again.

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I love your approach. I sat in on a few of the meetings with you and XXXX, and was amazed at the way you helped her explore her identity and goals. Your insights have been spot-on, and I learned some new things about XXXX too. Did I ever tell you that you would have been a great therapist???! XXXX grew to respect you immensely, as did I, and I think that propelled her to work even harder on her applications. As a parent, something I always appreciated about you is that you helped XXXX and me grow closer as parent-child. You listened to us both, and helped us understand each other better with mutual respect. You always said to XXXX and me, “Let’s find the win-win solution!” I appreciated that. The college application process could have been stressful, but you made it an enjoyable process for us.

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In addition to all of your help with the applications, essays, and letters of recommendation, you helped me stay on track with the deadlines that we set together. I submitted all of my applications and essays weeks before all of my friends. While they were stressing out and scrambling, I was enjoying the last few weeks of the year. It felt good to be honest. I felt very confident that my applications reflected me in the best light possible. We worked hard together, and it was worth it!

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Thank you for all the support and coaching you have given me during the entire college application process. I learned so much about myself, and feel more confident about the ways that I stand out from others. You have a way of bringing out the best in people, and I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through the process without you.

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Please come to college with me! Pretty please!!! 🙂 I’m just kidding. I am forever thankful to you, and will always remember you! And I’ll think of everything you taught me when I have to apply to a job or grad school in the future!!! I’ll always remember the “Quadruple R” approach!

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A heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for us! I just wish we found you sooner. You were exceptional, and it was a pleasure to work with you. There is something about your demeanor that I appreciated. You are so calming, yet you know how to get things done. This rubbed off a lot on XXXX. You are like a sports coach (and a welcomed referee sometimes too, haha)! Guiding the team towards success!

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This was the best money I have ever spent. We spent thousands on other tutors, and University Peak’s college application coaching services were far more valuable. This alleviated a lot of my own stress and the stress for my daughter. The system was very organized and personalized. You helped keep my daughter on track throughout the entire process. Once she got to college, she was accepted into a study abroad program in her first semester in college, and is having the time of her life right now. She is learning and growing so much, and I am glad to see her thriving at the college she dreamed of attending. Thank you so much.

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I just got my last acceptance email. Drumroll….. I got in!!!! Can you believe it? I got into all of the colleges that I applied to — just like you. Maybe now, I can be like you when I grow up. Ha, just kidding. In all seriousness, thanks for everything. You have no idea how much your guidance meant to me.

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Your program is the best in every possible way. There is nothing I wish you had done differently with XXXX. The time and dedication that you provided him was extraordinary. He received so much personalized attention from you every step of the college application process. He trusted you and felt very comfortable with you, and I saw that in how he talked about you. As parents, it was a relief that he was able to find trust in somebody we trusted, because he rarely opens up to us anymore. We were pleased with his college list and the entire application process. And of course, we’re thrilled of where he decided to go. Other counselors only offered a third (at most!) of what you offered, and their programs seemed much more cookie-cutter, much less personalized. We are certain we made the right decision with you, and you can be sure I will recommend you whenever I can to our friends.

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Working with you was the single best decision that we made. Thanks to you, we were able to look past all the “marketing fluff” as you call it, and find the colleges that were right for XXXX as an individual and for us as a family. XXXX says she learned so much from you, and I know the skills she learned will benefit her in the future when she starts applying to grad school, internships, and jobs. Heck, I’m applying for a new job right now, and even I have learned a thing or two from you about how to “strategically position myself” and create a unified story about who I am. These lessons are essential in the competitive job market these days. Trust me, I get it! Wherever XXXX goes to college, I know she will do well. Thank you.

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Thank you so much for all of your advice and hard work. XXXX said he emailed you to share the good news. You were an effective and helpful guide every step of the way–from creating the college list, brainstorming and editing the essays, to every little detail in the application. Your program is unrivaled. We will miss you. I hope you don’t mind if I continue to email you with questions if any come up!

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