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"I highly recommend Pittsburgh Prep's college essay guidance services...The essay guidance is a wonderful exercise for your child to work through in many ways. Our daughter has taken the SAT Prep course with Pittsburgh Prep as well. Both experiences have been great and very, very helpful. Excellence all the way around from the staff from communication, to knowledge, to helpfulness and making it a fun and an overall invaluable experience."

Michele T

Program Highlights

  • Profoundly understand self through powerful reflective practice sessions guided by Pittsburgh Prep's expert admissions consultants

  • Establish up-to-date overview of the admissions landscape prior to start of college admissions journey

  • Build a solid college list in alignment with holistic success in college, and feel confident about future career paths

  • Create a uniquely-tailored, strategic application plan based on academic data and personal ambitions

  • Craft well-edited college essays with authenticity, meaning, and depth

  • Prepare for college by gaining insight into reach, target & likely institutions, determining the unique value of self on campus

  • Legendary student support at Pittsburgh Prep - we are here 24/7 for our students at every turn

Our Commitment to Excellence

Our entire team will be dedicated from Day One throughout the entire journey.


"I am very happy to let you know that Joey has decided to go CMU to study Computer Science. He received several offers from other schools...but he finally chose CMU...I really appreciate all the work you have done to prepare for Joey's college applications including SAT exam, all the essays, and all the advice and guidance you have given him during the process! I am glad to choose Pittsburg Prep and thank you all for your dedicated work with Joey. I will soon reach out for my younger son as he will be junior this fall!"

Jing Z. May 2021

Pittsburgh Prep College Admissions Programs

We are open for enrollment for the 2022-2023 cycle for our programs below. Limited spaces available. Inquire today.

To get started, choose from one of our distinct packages below:


Comprehensive College Admissions Package for Rising Seniors

  • Wide, targeted college research

  • FAFSA and CSS Profile completion support

  • Activities list and extracurricular development optimization

  • Strong resume building and finalization

  • Scholarship search advising

  • WEEKLY 50 min. sessions with Pittsburgh Prep's team of expert admissions consultants

  • All supplementary essays for up to 8 colleges

  • Unique and compelling Personal Narrative essay Coaching

  • Deep reflective practice aligned to college essay

  • College deadline mapping

  • Full access to suite of college application software

  • Tuition: $2,500 monthly

Note: Initial zoom meeting required before enrollment

Monthly College Readiness Guidance for All Grade Levels

  • Prep Early, Apply Early: Find your authentic voice, direction in major and career, build resume and strengthen transcripts to be college ready

  • Save Time, Save Stress, Save Money: Complete all application materials by October, ready for submission, supported every step of the way, saving on average 3 months of college application work

  • Teamwork makes the Dreamwork: Meet monthly with our team of experts to analyze progress, reasses goals, conduct research beind the scenes, and advise in every capacity

  • No Cost Enrollment to 25-Hour Test Prep Course: Weekend online course designed to maximize scores for college entrance exams ($449 value)

  • Guaranteed Seat In Launchpad: With 10% discount, saving up to $6000 overall

  • Tuition: $599 monthly

Note: Initial zoom meeting required before enrollment


Complete Application Guidance from A to Z in Two Week Summer Intensive

Location: In person @ 124 S. highland Ave. Pittsburgh PA
August 8-12th, 15-19th @ 2 – 5:30 pm

  • Two Weeks, All The Apps: In a group cohort, walk through every step of the college application process during the two week intensive

  • Personal Brand + Narrative: Compose a powerful, authentic personal essay for the CommonApp

  • Supplement Essays: Write 3 of the most popular supplement essays to use for all colleges

  • Deadline Mapping: Stay on Task, Never Miss a Deadline

  • College Selection: Use powerful tools to find, research, and determine the final list of colleges to apply

  • Full access to suite of college application software

  • Tuition: $5,999 (payable in full or in 3 monthly $1785 installments with initial $999 deposit)


Find Your Brand & Compose Your Best Personal Narrative Essay in 4 Power-Packed Sessions

  • 4 Weeks, 1 Powerful Essay: For students who just need essay composition help, this is 4-pack program is an affordable way to create their best persona narrative

  • Supplementary Essay Guidance: Templates for creating a unique, stand-out supplement essay for the most popular prompts

  • Teamwork: Work with Pittsburgh Prep's team of professionals who will help edit, comment, and provide feedback on essay composition

  • Deep reflective practice aligned to college essay

  • Full access to suite of college application software

  • Tuition: $999

Each package entails work with our entire team of dedicated professionals.

Contact Us at to learn more about our college admissions consulting packages today!

"I was most surprised by just the amount of work Pittsburgh Prep specifically...put into me, myself, and my family. I could never imagine that someone...would help me in this way ... I’m deeply thankful. I’m going to an amazing school now, and I really, really, really couldn’t have done it without you."

Matthew L.

Our College Admissions Team

Sunghoon Kim

College Admissions Consultant
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Terri Koprivnikar

College Admissions Consultant

Vincent Valenzuela

College Admissions Consultant

Sarah Guest

College Admission Essay Coach

Michael Aguilar

College Admission Essay Coach

Gen Hsu

College Admission Essay Coach

Pittsburgh Prep and staff abide by IECA’s Principles of Good Practice and NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices

Colleges Visited

Our college counselors routinely visit colleges either virtually or in-person to continue to expand their knowledge of the full diversity of higher education options for our clients. This list is updated in real-time as a member of our team visits a new campus.

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