​​Class of 2020 Results:  Students have committed to attending Harvard (2, both turned down Stanford REA), Princeton (2), MIT (2), Columbia (2), Carnegie Mellon (2), Cornell (2), Caltech (1), Brown (1), USC (Marshall) (1), USC (Engineering) (1), NYU (1), UCLA (1), Smith (1), UCI (1), Georgia Tech (1), UIUC (1), UW Seattle (2), UC Davis (1)
Class of 2019 Results:  Students are now attending Stanford (1), Harvard (1), Princeton (1), MIT (1), Caltech (1), Brown (1), UChicago (1), Penn (1), UC Berkeley (EECS & CS) (5), Carnegie Mellon (CS) (1), and UCI (CS) (1)
Class of 2018 Results:   Students are now attending Stanford (3), Harvard (1), MIT (1), Princeton (1), UC Berkeley (EECS) (2), UC Berkeley (M.E.T.) (1), Northeastern (1), UCLA (1), USC (2)










Ann Lee has helped more than 10,000 students get accepted into top colleges in the U.S.  With a proven track record helping students since 2002, here are some testimonials below.


Testimonial from Student Accepted to MIT (Class of 2020)
Working with Ann was honestly a great experience. She is there for you every single step of the way - from picking colleges to apply to, to brainstorming essay ideas, to actually writing those essays and filling out the applications. I found her experience and advice invaluable, especially when it came to trying to understand what each college was looking for. Ann really helped me present myself in the best way possible while still staying genuine, something that I don't think I would have been able to do on my own. She and her team are also incredibly supportive - I could always randomly bounce ideas off of them and get great feedback, they kept me accountable for my deadlines, and they were always able to answer any questions I had. When it was actually time to submit my applications, I felt completely at ease and confident. I would not have been able to achieve this without Ann!


Testimonial from Parent of Student Accepted to Harvard (Class of 2020)
Ann is an excellent counselor. She has extensive knowledge and experience with college admission processes, especially for top colleges. She also really cares for her students. Her open-minded mentality and smooth/effective communications with students/parents contribute largely to the success of her students in getting into top colleges. I strongly recommend her! 


Testimonial from Student Accepted to CMU (Class of 2020)
Ann Lee took my college essays to levels I didn’t imagine. Before her counseling, I had decent extracurriculars and only a few ideas for essays. Ann took those extracurriculars and helped me define my narrative. She then guided me to look inside myself and find what captured my personality. After the ideas, she relentlessly kept me on track to write and finish all of my essays on an effective timeline. Even though I came in as a bad writer, she helped me express my sophisticated ideas in elegant and engaging prose. By the end of the process, I had submitted some amazing essays, I had become a better writer, and I understood myself a bit more. I think I am a better writer for life and I owe this to Ann Lee. She really knows what she is doing, and if the circumstances align I would strongly recommend her services.


Testimonial from Student Accepted to Columbia (Class of 2020)
“When my mom first insisted we go look for a college counselor, I was skeptical at best. "What does a college counselor really do?" I thought, and (I believe) I asked Ann during the first interview. Plus, almost every other student that has went through the college admissions process confessed to having used a counselor but also argued vehemently against them. To me, it felt like the bandwagon effect turned into highway robbery: everyone recognized they weren't the most helpful or worth the money, but no one wanted to be the only one without one. Even this year I had friends who were students of larger college counseling organizations like ----- [deleted for privacy issues]. With that being said, Ann's counseling services were different.  My experience with Ann made me reconsider and ultimately revise that belief. With Ann, I grew to genuinely appreciate her insight when working on my essays (something that, again, is shockingly not the norm). I really do respect her college editing team and organization techniques. And most of all, I could tell Ann really went the extra mile to show she cared about me beyond just her classes. She went above and beyond to get to know me and offer me more personalized advice. In this industry, Ann is a diamond in the rough. I can't stress enough how thankful I am for her resources, her education, and her help. I would not be the same applicant, nor the same person, without her.”


Testimonial from Student Accepted to Harvard (Class of 2019)

"I am incredibly grateful that I was able to work with Ann on my college applications. For me, Ann's counseling service provided 3 important benefits: crafting my life experiences into a cohesive and compelling admissions story, providing personalized and comprehensive essay feedback, and ensuring a level of accountability and timeliness I would not have otherwise achieved. Ann has taken the time to understand my passions, dreams, the essence of who I am as a person - and then help me communicate that through my essays. She has a wealth of knowledge, impeccable organization, an incredibly professional and welcoming presence, and most importantly - she forms real connections with her counseling students. With her help, I have found peace of mind during the stressful college application process, and much of the time, I even enjoyed the process!"


Testimonial from Parent of Student Accepted to MIT (Class of 2011), Harvard Medical School (Class of 2015), and Residency at Top U.S. Hospital (2019)

"Dear Ms. Ann Lee, this is VL's father. Hope you still remember your student more than 8 years ago. I am reaching out to update her status with our sincere gratitude. Time does fly! It was 8 years ago that VL was celebrating the admission of MIT, and this May she will graduate from Harvard Medical School with a medical doctor degree and start her residency in internal medicine and oncology. We want to thank you again for laying a solid foundation during 3-years counseling. VL has been pursuing her dreams by studying hard, planning ahead and working effectively, all on her own. We feel so grateful and lucky to have you as a counselor at her early stage of the development to make profound impact on her through a good education.

All of this started with one of your seminar a decade ago. After the seminar and much of own research, we realized that the top notch colleges had very higher expectations for extracurricular activities, much more than top grades alone, especially for Asian students. We interviewed many college counselors; we were convinced by your extensive knowledge and sincere desire to help students. In the next three years, under your passionate guidance, my daughter not only fully understood the keys to getting to top colleges; but also gained much personal development, clarity in her future educational and career pursuits. During this process, she learned many valuable skills; taking opportunities into her own hands, writing her personal statement and gaining interview skills. Most importantly, she nurtured her inner spirit to help society. These fundamental skills and ethics led her achievements later in MIT and Harvard Medical School. I am pretty sure that she has more to celebrate in the future.

Looking back, we strongly believed that the good counseling is about more than just college admissions; it's about developing confidence and lifelong skills. The competition to top colleges seems much fiercer nowadays. We know that you would help lucky few students to achieve more than they can on their own. Thank you again. Please feel free to share our experience with your other students and parents."


Testimonial from Parent of Student Accepted to UC Berkeley (Class of 2019)
"当儿子拿到他最想去的学校的通知书时,他激动地大叫:感谢Ann!是的,Ann陪着儿子走完了这一路辛苦,在Ann一直坚持不懈的鼓励,启发和帮助下儿子最终得到了最好的录取结果。Ann是一个极有责任感的人,申请过程中出现的大大小小的问题都会在最短时间里得到耐心回复。她的敬业精神是儿子的榜样,也是家长的榜样。Ann鼓励儿子在大学里继续努力,好好加油,我们也祝福Ann未来一片辉煌."


Testimonial from Parent of Student Accepted to Princeton for Early Admissions (Class of 2019)

"Ann Lee is the best college counselor I have ever met. She is very professional, responsible, smart, passionate and sincere. From the very beginning, she spent a lot of time communicating with us for knowing all aspects of my kid. She made complete senior year plan with every detail steps and schedules. Her superb execution ability works perfectly for my kid, who is an immature and lack of self-control high school student.  Ann gave detailed and in-depth guidance on my kid’s high school course selection, standard test preparing, academic activities and extracurricular activities arrangement. On the application stage, she helped on college selection, essays writing - from topics to grammar and rhetoric, she even went through each detail application form with us!  She is truly a guarantee for the quality and progress of the entire application process. Ann has amazing energy and wisdom. She often immediately identify varies problems or potential issues in applications and give perfect solutions. She really provided completed support for the entire college application process, even after my kid submitted the applications, she gave interview guide, follow-up application updates, etc. Her guidance covers every single steps of applications ahead of each times. Driven by Ann's comprehensive, accurate expertise and extremely perfect communication skills, we the parents and kid can actively cooperate and smoothly finished the application. As a result, my kid got early admission of Princeton, the dream school. We really appreciate and admire Ann's positive energy and the extraordinary ability for inspire students enthusiasm. I am very grateful to meet Ann, and have her as my kid's college counselor!"


"Ann Lee 是我见到过的最好的升学顾问。她非常专业,有责任心,聪明,热情,真诚。从一开始她就花了很多时间与我们交流沟通,详细了解孩子的各方面情况,在此基础上制定了详尽的全年申学计划,包括每个细节步骤和时间表。她超强的执行力非常适合我的孩子,对于自控能力不夠,不成熟的高中生帮助极大。Ann 对我孩子的高中课程选择,标准考试准备,学术活动和课外活动安排进行了详细而深入的指导。在申请阶段,她帮助大学选择,论文写作 - 从主题到语法和修辞,她甚至还和我们一起浏览了每个详细的申请表格!她确实是整个申请质量和进程的保证。Ann 拥有惊人的能量和智慧。她经常即时发现申请中的各种问题或潜在问题,并提供完美的解决方案。她为整个大学申请流程提供了完整的支持,即使在孩子提交申请后,她也提供了面试指南,后续申请更新等。她的指导及时涵盖了申请的每一个步骤。在Ann的全面,准确的专业知识和极其完善的沟通技巧的推动下,我们父母和孩子可以积极配合并顺利完成申请,孩子提前入学梦想学校普林斯顿。我们非常欣赏和佩服Ann的正能量和激发学生热情的非凡能力。非常感恩能遇到Ann,让她成为孩子的大学升学顾问!"


Testimonial from Student Accepted to Yale for Early Admissions (Class of 2019)

"I am incredibly grateful that I was able to work with Ann on my college applications. For me, Ann's counseling service provided 3 important benefits: crafting my life experiences into a cohesive and compelling admissions story, providing personalized and comprehensive essay feedback, and ensuring a level of accountability and timeliness I would not have otherwise achieved. Ann has taken the time to understand my passions, dreams, the essence of who I am as a person - and then help me communicate that through my essays. She has a wealth of knowledge, impeccable organization, an incredibly professional and welcoming presence, and most importantly - she forms real connections with her counseling students. With her help, I have found peace of mind during the stressful college application process, and much of the time, I even enjoyed the process!"


Testimonial from Parent of Student Accepted to Princeton for Early Admissions (Class of 2019)

"Ann 做事非常职业。她总是很准时,安排好的事情一定会做到,这点对我们很重要。她把需要做的事情整理好,安排进度,让孩子很有紧迫感,愿意按进度表来做,保证保质保量完成需要的申请资料,没有出现最后慌乱赶文书的状况,给孩子和家里都减压不少,孩子在过程中也学习了怎样管理复杂的事情的技能.“


Testimonial From Student Accepted To Princeton (Class of 2018)

​"The special thing about Ann Lee Consulting is that it goes beyond any of your expectations from a college counsellor. The extra time and care that Ms. Lee puts into each and every student is exponential - she always ensured that I was positive but realistic. Her email reply rate is insane - she made no excuses for herself and worked diligently on my application. This is just one example of her amazing work ethic. Despite entering the program late with very little preparation, almost no standardized testing completed, and a weak background in education, Ms. Lee, took my circumstances and turned my weaknesses into advantages! It is no exaggeration to say that I would not have gotten any of the acceptances I did without Ms. Lee's customized unique admissions strategies that work so well. She is truly an outstanding educator and understands her students just as well as the college application game."


Testimonial From Student Accepted To USC (Class of 2017)

"It was honestly a miracle finding Ann.  I had shopped around for a college counseling service, and no one could even aspire to her level of personal care, experience, and professionalism.  She understands what works, but hers is not a cookie-cutter method: she takes the time to understand each student's goals and then draws upon unparalleled insight to maximize her students' potential. I was nervous about my applications; I had a challenging background, and I knew I would need to use my applications to tell a careful story.  I didn't want just any counseling service.  Ann stepped up to challenge, and I could not imagine walking this journey with anybody else.   I felt that I received incredible personal attention, and I felt confident submitting my applications with her support.  The results speak for themselves."


Student Testimonials About Essay Editing at ALC

-  "The editing and comments were really clear and detailed. Ann Lee explained what each university is looking for from every essay topic really well which was helpful because it gave me an ideas as to what to write about. I really appreciated having recordings to listen to because I always like to go back and listen to the lectures to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Overall I really enjoyed the class and I definitely couldn't have done it by myself. I'm really glad I enrolled in this class! Thank you so much!"

-  "Ann's personal feedback was awesome, honest, and always insightful. As a whole, I feel extremely knowledgeable about the college admissions essay with its unique 'style' of writing thanks to this class."
-  "The comments and feedback I received on my essays were always so beneficial, and I don't think I would have been able to write so many essay drafts during the summer if I had not participated in this class. I have a lot more of an understanding of what colleges want, and have more confidence in my essays as well. The feedback that is given is so in-depth and it really helped me think about myself more and what I was trying to convey through what I wrote. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants a head-start on their essays and is looking for some high quality feedback and advice on the essays!"
-  "The Essay Class was definitely helpful because Ann provided very detailed feedback and looked at not only each essay individually but also the package of essays a school would see. The lectures were very informative as well."

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