What Can The Summit College Counseling Do For You?
College admissions can be very stressful, leaving you feeling lost and confused. I want to help reduce the stress of this process on the entire family. I provide one-on-one college counseling services to meet the needs of each child and help students put together strong applications for admission.
I work to discover your child’s academic strengths and interests and help highlight their accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and what makes them unique.
The admissions process is fraught with anxiety and stress as students and parents try to figure out what they need to do to prepare for college admissions and ensure they get into university with the financial aid package they need. Let my expertise and experience help guide your child and family through this process.
Do you need help navigating high school and college admissions? Please contact me for a free consultation to learn more about how I work with students and families.
THE SUMMIT MODEL
Understanding the Admissions Process
You will have an experienced counselor guiding you through high school and the college admissions process.Learn more
One on One Consultation
Work one on one with an experienced educational consultant who will help you explore your interests and strengths and help you put together strong college applications.
Finding the Right Fit
With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., find the universities that are the ‘right fit’ for you, places where you will thrive.
Testimonials from Parents and Students
Class of 2022
What I took away from working with Veena is that she cared a lot about me and my future and she seemed to enjoy her work so much. If you want to be able to have a great navigator who makes you get all your things done in a timely matter and still be able to have fun, then work with Veena.
Veena was extremely responsive throughout the entire process! She not only helped our son but also helped us, the parents, by relieving us of all of the stress of getting him to write his essays, etc. It was such a burden lifted off of our shoulders. She helped him create a college list and helped him re-write and perfect his essays. Veena has expertise in so many areas of the admissions process and we were so impressed with her knowledge. Our son was in excellent hands.
Veena did a very good job of encouraging me to think outside the box and write personal statements and supplemental essays that were a true reflection of who I was as an individual, rather than like some generic essay that could have been written by any student applying for the university. She knows what she is doing!! She always went above and beyond not just being an advisor for college; she aided me with advice when I had difficulties in some of my extracurricular positions that made it difficult for me to focus on my schoolwork and application process. She was there to listen to me whenever I had something troubling in my personal life, and overall just encouraged me to come out of my shell when exploring schools and opportunities that were completely new to me.
My son’s results speak for themselves, but I think the most positive outcome is not the schools he was accepted to; rather, the success story is actually the personal growth that occurred for him from the insight he gained through his essays and interviews. I think Veena is unique because she makes an effort to see all aspects of her students and empowers them to share their best with potential universities. How students handle the stress/pressure of admissions and how they learn to prioritize and advocate for themselves is empowering and a skill set they need at university and in life. Many college coaches understand all the data, but fewer take the time to get to know the students well enough to make sure they aren’t just getting accepted but that they are moving into an environment where they can thrive. Veena was simply amazing throughout the process.
I wanted to help my son with everything but I didn’t know how to start. Veena is very insightful and made us feel so much better. She helped with everything from essays to sorting out financial aid questions once my son received admissions offers. Veena went above and beyond what we expected and guided us throughout the entire college admissions process. My son is so excited about the undergraduate business program he has enrolled in and he has loved working with Veena.
Veena addressed my parent’s concerns about going out of state, and was very responsive to my concerns, even more so than my own teachers. I came to Veena with the first draft of my Personal Statement that I had written but did not like. I loved the new Personal Statement that she helped me brainstorm and edit. She did a really good job at making me get my own thoughts out. She was a great help throughout the process and that made for a much smoother college application experience!
Ms. Rao and I instantly connected after our first virtual session. I love how she showed interest in my background as a student; this was important to me because it helped me when I was brainstorming and writing my essays. She accommodated my schedule and pushed me to keep writing even when I felt writers’ block. There isn’t anyone more passionate than Ms. Rao about getting students to where they want to be, while simultaneously showing compassion and joy. She will make you feel comfortable and make you feel at ease with the college application process. She will make you feel empowered about telling your story and will help you realize how much potential you have to succeed.
Veena helped me understand the college admissions process by helping me create a college list, helping me brainstorm topics to cover in my essays, and helping me track deadlines. She relieved my anxiety because I finally had a clear vision of deadlines and essay expectations. She provided me with a clear and honest view of what to complete and expect. My personal statement was one of my favorite works of writing and reflected my life story perfectly. I learned about my own writing style through this process and even improved as a writer.
Veena is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, efficient, and supportive. She set deadlines for essays and helped our daughter efficiently edit her essays. She put my daughter at ease throughout the process since she was there to answer questions and give feedback. We were happy that Veena took the anxiety and stress of the process away. We would undoubtedly recommend her – we could not have done it without her!
Veena took the task of creating a college list that is normally overwhelming and made it very simple and straightforward. Veena helped me narrow down my choices and ultimately pick the university I am going to attend. I appreciate how helpful and always available she was during the entire process. Veena’s ability to make the entire process of applying to school easy is something I believe everyone could use.
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WHERE HAVE THE SUMMIT'S STUDENTS BEEN ACCEPTED?
Arizona State University
California Lutheran University
Case Western Reserve University
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
California State Univ, Dominguez Hills
California State Univ, Fullerton
California State Univ, Long Beach
California State Univ, Los Angeles
California State Univ, Northridge
California State Univ, Pomona
California State Univ, San Louis Obispo
California State Univ, San Marcos
Sacramento State University
San Diego State University
San Jose State University
Evergreen State University
George Mason University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Loyola Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
Southern Methodist University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Arizona
University of Connecticut
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of La Verne
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Washington, Seattle
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
AMAZING STUDENTS - EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS
Strategic Planning and Individualized Attention for Every Student
The Summit College Counseling
Let Me Help You On Your College Journey!
You will be working with a trained professional who thoroughly understands the college admissions process.
I recognize each student is unique, so I will work to help you share your strengths, values and stories in your college applications.
Working with Students
Using my college counseling experience and the skills from my legal background, I will help guide you through high school and the college admissions process.
I understand what parents go through during the admissions process since I have experienced it with my children. I hope to reduce the stress on your family and keep your child on track.
Providing Individualized Counseling to Every Student
The Summit Premium Plan
This plan covers a student from their freshman through senior year of high school. It is designed to provide students with individualized counseling sessions throughout high school.
The Junior-Senior Year Plan
This package covers students from their junior through the end of their senior year and provides one on one consultation to help the student prepare for and complete the college admissions process.
The Senior Year Plan
This package is for seniors who need assistance with various aspects of the college application process. A very limited number of clients will be taken on in their senior year as clients.
College List Building
There are over 3000 colleges and universities in the United States. Finding the ‘right fit’ college/university for a student is one of the most important aspects of the college admissions process.
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