Does any of this sound familiar?

  • "I'm struggling to identify my child's unique qualities that will help them stand out on their college applications."
  • "Getting into a great college these days is much harder than when I applied."
  • "I want my child to have the same educational, career, and financial opportunities I had, but I'm not sure how to help them."
  • "I'm unsure about which classes my child should take or what extracurricular activities they should participate in to impress college admissions committees."
  • "I'm worried about making a huge mistake that will ruin my child's college admissions chances."
  • "Our high school counselor cannot give my child the personalized attention they need because they're overwhelmed with so many students."
  • "There's a lot of college admissions advice online, but I don't know what's accurate and what's wrong."
  • "I knew how to navigate the college admissions system decades ago, but I don't know how it is these days."

If so, you've come to the right place.

My name is Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. My team and I help high-achieving high school students get into America's top colleges.

Over 90% of our students get into at least one of their top 3 colleges. During the last 9 years, we've learned exactly what it takes to get into Ivy League and other elite colleges—and we want to help your child do the same.

Imagine:

  • Never having to worry about doing college admissions research yourself. Instead, you can turn to a trusted advisor to guide your family through the process.
  • Watching your child scream in excitement when they receive a letter from their dream college that starts with "Congratulations" and not "We regret to inform you..."
  • Proudly telling other parents which college your child will attend, rather than have to justify the decision to send them to a community college.
  • Knowing deep down that you've given your child every opportunity to become a successful adult.

Our goal is to help your child stand out in the college admissions process while pursuing the classes and activities they love. Moreover, we're to help your child prepare the absolute best college applications they can.

Would you like us to help you make that happen?

Here's the first step: Enter your name and email below to learn the 10 college admissions secrets no one talks about so your child can stand out and get into elite colleges like Stanford, MIT, and UCLA:



Meet your advisors

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Shirag Shemmassian, Ph.D. / Founder & Head Admissions Consultant

B.S., Cornell University | Ph.D., UCLA | Former Admissions Interviewer, Cornell University

In addition to providing premium 1-on-1 services for college admissions for a handful of students each year, I offer online video coursesseminars, and the best free articles on all things admissions.

I encourage you to send questions about any aspect of college admissions. I respond to every message within 24 hours.


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Cate Vogl, M.A. / Admissions Consultant

B.A., USC | M.A., USC

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