How We Decoded College Admissions

We studied “Miracle students.” They have lower grades, test scores, no outwardly special hooks, and still get into their dream colleges over peers with better academic qualifications. While classmates describe them as “only average,” one admissions officer described their applications as "too good of a fit to turn away."

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"The original business plan I wrote for College Zoom a decade ago predicted that we'd be fully staffed with former admissions officers by now. That was before I understood that admissions office pedigree doesn't equal persuasive writing or teaching ability."
— David Reynaldo, Founder


College Planner

David Reynaldo, USC, Business, Member of NACAC and WACAC, Origin: Beverly Hills High School, CA

College Zoom is Los Angele's #1 ranked college counseling service (Yelp). We're experts in elite college admissions throughout the U.S. and our success rate is the best nationwide. Smarter decisions, smarter outcomes.™  More.

Essay Counselor

Jackson Burgess, USC, Creative Writing, Iowa Writer's Wksp. MFA,
Origin: Capital High School, WA

Application Counselor

Nina Singh, USC, Biomedical Engineering, Early College Entrance,
Origin: Morgan Hill High School, CA

Application Counselor

Adam Espinoza,
USC, Computer Engineering,
Origin: South Pasadena High School, CA

Application Counselor

Lynn Tu, USC, Business Cinematic Arts, Marshall School of Business,
Origin: Westmont High School, CA

Essay Counselor

Michael Jedrzejewski, USC, Film Studies, Pepperdine, M.A.,
Origin: The Buckley School, CA

Essay Counselor

Kyra Brown, USC, Screenwriting,
School of Cinematic Arts,
Origin: North Andover High School, MA

Application Counselor

Eve Cantu, USC, Business,
Marshall School of Business,
Origin: Stockdale High School, CA
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