Looking Back While Looking Ahead

A photo illustrating South Florida college advisor at International College Counselors shares the highlights of our successful year.

Happy Holidays!

We want to take a moment of gratitude for all our families who trusted us to help their students reach their college goals. Working with each of you has been an honor and a blessing.

First and foremost, we’d like to congratulate our amazing 2024 seniors. So far there have been exciting early acceptances to schools including Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, George Washington, Babson, NYU, Tulane, Miami, Northeastern, Indiana, Boston College, Georgetown, and so many more. Our students have also earned hundreds of thousands of merit scholarship dollars, and the numbers continue to grow. We are incredibly proud of our students for their hard work! We look forward to hearing about upcoming acceptances as the colleges announce them. 

For all our ICC students who have not yet finished the admissions process, please be assured that your International College Counselors advisor will remain with you and your family until you are happily settled into a wonderful school.  We believe in each of you!

We also wanted to share some exciting company news from 2023.  Recognizing that our collective expertise, international exposure, and institutional knowledge generate a huge advantage for all our families, we will continue to add resources, products, and partnerships to best serve you.

  1. We worked with over 700 high school students this year who hailed from numerous private and public schools from 25 states and 26 countries spanning six continents. We also helped home-schooled students, graduate school students, and transfer students with the college admissions process.
  • Our Class of 2023 seniors received offers of admission to 222 different colleges and universities, including all eight of the Ivy League schools, highly selective schools like MIT and Caltech, as well as multiple acceptances to schools including: Brown, Stanford, and Notre Dame (2 students each); Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Tufts, WashU, and Wesleyan (3 students each); Carnegie Mellon (4 students); Dartmouth, UCLA, and Georgetown (5 students each); Vanderbilt and Rice (6 students each); University of Pennsylvania (7 students); Duke and USC (8 students) Georgia Tech, George Washington and UNC Chapel Hill (9 students); Babson and UVA (11 students each); Cornell (12 students); Emory (13 students); University of Michigan (19 students); Tulane (21 students); Wisconsin (24 students); University of Miami (32 students); Northeastern (36 students); and University of Florida and Florida State (43 students each). Click here for our complete results listing. We also continued our boarding school and graduate school services with stellar results to numerous prestigious institutions.
  • Our ICC team has grown to 20 full time employees, including 16 college advisors. We welcomed three new Directors of College Advising to our team: Jennifer Abreu, the former Director of College Advising at Scheck Hillel and an international admissions expert, Erik McLeod, a former college advisor at American Heritage School in Plantation and a scholar-athlete expert, and Laura Rich, a former admissions officer for UT-Austin and an expert in art and music. We are thrilled to have them all on our team! 
  • Around our community, ICC college advisors held over 60 free seminars, presentations, and webinars at high schools and middle schools, religious groups, businesses, leadership groups, and other organizations. We honored two students with scholarships through the International College Counselors Scholarship. And we sponsored numerous high schools and organizations through gift donations and other pro bono work. 
  • For students and professionals, our sister company, Edit the Work, provided professional editing and proofreading help on college and high school essays as well as resume review.
  • For families who have students trying to gain acceptance into private middle and high schools, we continued to offer the SSAT Flex Test at our Ft. Lauderdale office as ICC is an approved SSAT Flex Testing Center and we are providing admissions assistance to primary and secondary schools in South Florida.

Thank you again for your continued support and confidence. We’re looking forward to 2024!

Warmest regards,
The International College Counselors Team