Get in and thrive.

High-performance pre-college mentorship


Umbrella Model

Don't just 'get in'. Excel. Our custom and comprehensive approach prepares you, and your family, for the challenges and opportunities of studying in the US.

For internationals, by internationals

Advisors uniquely qualified to understand you. Our advisors are all internationals who have demonstrated professional and academic excellence at top universities.

Unlock your best version

Through a variety of modules, advisors foster the student's development while producing tangible results as a by-product.

Alumni: All of our clients got in and are thriving at their institution.

We only work with a few clients every year to ensure we adhere to our rigorous quality and ethical standards; we are happy to connect you.

Advisors: All of our advisors are internationals who have demonstrated professional and academic excellence.

Nicolas Merigo

Co-founder - A.B. in Philosophy @Brown, Honors Candidate. Ex-Associate Product Manager

Nishanth Kumar

Co-founder - Sc.B. in Computer Engineering @Brown, Honors candidate. Research Intern at Uber.


“Nicolas showed me that to “impress” a university, it was not enough to tick off requirements from a list. The world is full of people who can do things “sufficiently well”. If you want to actually do something, ask yourself what is wrong in the world and why you care about it - then fight to change it”
Elena Isasi - Penn 2023
“Sometimes it's hard getting your ideas onto paper. Sometimes it's even harder to get your "dreams" out and start working on them. Nicolas did just that”
Casilda Garcia - NYU 2022
"Nicolas not only put ideas, dreams, and feelings into words. His creativity, rhetoric, and eloquence made me realize what it takes to excel. He made my ambitions drift beyond the written paper"
Hertha Torre - Penn 2024
"A college essay is so much more than a CV. It’s a photograph that captures the essence of who you are. Nicolas made me aware of that, helping me find the right tone between passionate, poetic and anecdotal"
Valle Garcia - Columbia 2024