Admission services you can count on.

Potomac Admissions is dedicated to helping students throughout their entire application process. From helping students create a list of appropriate colleges to advising them on essays and supplements, we make sure that our students present the best possible admissions package.

Whether you are a high school senior looking to create a balanced list of colleges, an undergraduate student looking to transfer, or a prospective graduate student, we can help!

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What students are saying:

“Potomac really helped me organize my schedules and essay questions for each school! I felt like the pacing of essay-writing pushed me to stay on top of my work, yet was still reasonable and allowed me to think through and reflect deeply on my life so far. I was able to write every single application before the early ones were due, and Potomac’s support was a large part in keeping me motivated and on task!”

C.G. will attend University of Pennsylvania

“Potomac’s college admissions service was excellent for two major reasons: first, they made sure I was on schedule for the whole process, and second, it was great being able to vet ideas and get advice from a person experienced with college admissions. They were at my side through the whole journey.”

J.S. will attend Stanford University

“Potomac was invaluable in my college admissions process. From crafting the personal statement to fine-tuning my activities/honors sections, it helped me create a persuasive and successful college application.”

J.L. will attend Stanford University

“Our consultant helped our son transform his narrative and themes from coal to diamonds to present a cohesive application that accurately and faithfully portrayed who he is to admissions.”

C.C. admitted to University of Chicago

“Excellent feedback! Ms. Elisa helped me develop topics and gave me detailed advice on my subsequent drafts. With her in my corner, I gained admission into my top choice college. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants assistance with their college applications.”

N.K. (Attending Carnegie Mellon University)

“Ms. Elisa is very punctual and returned my essays quickly. I really appreciated how she put in comments explaining her feedback. This helped me to both understand her mentality and learn from my mistakes. Thank you so much for all the time you put into editing my essays! I feel that my applications are a hundred times better and so much stronger.”

S.C. (Attending University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

“Application time is a widely stressful period for both students and their parents, but with Potomac Tutoring, that stress is cut to a minimum…. I was able to reach my potential and gain acceptance into not only my dream school, but many other “reaches” as well! I strongly recommend utilizing Potomac Tutoring’s services for anyone applying to college.”

D.K., Winston Churchill HS (Admitted to NYU with a full scholarship, UMD with a full scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University, and Cornell University)

“I was set on NYU Stern, but Yale NUS just offered me a full ride… So, I’m back to undecided right now! Also, my guidance counselor at school met the NYU Admissions Officer and my counselor told me that he remembered exactly who I was because he said “her essay was beautiful.” Considering how many applications he reads that really made my day! I just wanted to share this with you because you helped me so so much on it! THANK YOU!”

T.L., Walt Whitman HS (Admitted to NYU Stern and Yale-NUS)

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Potomac Admissions offers both undergraduate and graduate admission assistance tailored to the requirements of any program. Before a student selects a plan, he or she is invited to meet with our college admissions expert for a free consultation. During the consultation, our admissions experts will assess the student’s needs and recommend the most optimal route to his or her admissions goal.

University% Admitted
Ivy or Equivalent67%
Top 30 Colleges74%
Top 40 Colleges88%

How to read the numbers: of the students who applied to at least one school in this category (based on U.S. World & New Report’s college rankings), the percent indicates the number of students who were admitted into at least one school in that category.

Meet some of our college consultants

Our expert college counselors have helped students get into

  • Harvard University

  • Princeton University

  • Columbia University

  • MIT

  • University of Chicago

  • Yale University

  • Stanford University

  • Duke University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Northwestern University

  • California Institute of Technology

  • Dartmouth College

  • Brown University

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Cornell University

  • Rice University

  • University of Notre Dame

  • UCLA

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Emory University

  • Georgetown University

  • University of California, Berkeley

  • University of Southern California

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • University of Virginia

  • Tufts University

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Wake Forest University

  • New York University

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of North Carolina

  • University of California, Irvine

  • University of Rochester

  • Brandeis University

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • University of Florida

  • Boston College

  • College of William & Mary

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of California, San Diego

  • Boston University

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • North Eastern University

  • Tulane University

  • Pepperdine University

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • University of Maryland, College Park