Getting into Top-Choice Colleges

  • Getting Into Top Choice Colleges

Getting Into Top-Choice Colleges


The Common Application has caused a proliferation in the number of applications colleges receive each year. This, in turn, has made it more challenging for colleges to field an optimal freshman class from their applicant pools. To make the process of wading through a knee-deep sea of applications more manageable, a majority of competitive colleges apply screening algorithms and essay readers. Only applications that pass this initial stage make it to the next round from which acceptance letters are sent.

Approximately 75% of competitive colleges focus first on objective factors that include GPA, test scores, and academic rigor. For these schools, the numbers alone can get you to the starting gate. From there, you need other factors to move your application along to the next phase. The other 25% of competitive colleges focus first on best fit. These schools initially look at essays, recommendations, ethnicity, special talents, and various intangibles that identify you as a “good fit” for their school culture. In both cases, an experienced college consultant provides guidance that gives you your best chance for admission.

Chyten College Consulting

Chyten College Consultants help you navigate the years-long admission process from resume building to financial aid to acceptance. Over a period of one to four years, Chyten’s college consultants work with you to make you a more attractive candidate, much more likely to receive acceptance letters from targeted colleges and universities. Chyten’s College Consulting Services includes: essay preparation, planning, and writing; list generation; early decision strategies; touring; financial aid assistance; scholarship assistance; interview preparation; resume creation; application assistance and editing; acceptance recommendations.

Chyten's Unique Combination: Test Prep + College Consulting

Since 1999, with a combination of test prep and consulting services, Chyten has helped several thousand students gain admission into elite colleges and qualify for tens of millions of dollars in scholarships. In the past 10 years alone, local Chyten students have earned more than 2,000 perfect scores on SAT Math, Reading, and Writing and ACT Reading, English, Science, and Math sections. The average SAT increase for Chyten students is 274 points (old SAT), and the average ACT increase for Chyten students is 6 points. So well known among top colleges and universities is Chyten that more than 150 Harvard and MIT faculty members, presidents, and admissions officials have used Chyten’s services for their own family members.

Matriculation Record

Every year since 1999, Chyten has placed an average of more than 18 students into Harvard University. Hundreds more Chyten students have been admitted to MIT, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Princeton, Duke, Carnegie-Mellon, Pomona, Swarthmore, Tufts, Penn, Georgetown, Wash U, Amherst, Wellesley, Williams, Babson, Northwestern, Northeastern, Julliard, UMass Amherst, BC, BU, Stanford, GW, Johns Hopkins, Chicago, Middlebury, Colby, Vermont, Virginia, and Berkeley.

Chyten offers comprehensive packages that include test preparation and college admission consulting. All services are available on an a la carte basis as well. Call 800-428-TEST (8378) to speak to an academic advisor, or visit for more information on all available services.

How We Help

  • Building a College List
  • Strategies for Getting In to Top Colleges
  • Planning and Writing Winning College Application Essays
  • Coordinating and Structuring College Visits
  • College Interview Strategies
  • Building a College Resume
  • Applying For Scholarships 
  • Financial Aid - the FAFSA and Other Applications
  • Alternative Routes to College
  • Special Consideration for Athletes and Artists
  • Special Consideration for Students with Learning Challenges
  • College Acceptance Strategies
  • College Recommendation Strategies 
  • Strategies for Boosting GPA
  • Course Selection
  • Transitioning to College 

Please Note: Packages and Prices Vary.
Please call 800-428-TEST (8378) or email for more information.