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Hi, I am Ruchi

I am an Independent Education Counselor specializing in guidance for international students for career planning and college admissions to the US. I have an education background with a Certificate Degree in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley. I have worked with various college counselling companies both in the US and India.  I work with a limited number of students per year.

“No matter which grade, NOW is the right time to begin your journey of self-exploration.”


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I guide my students through the entire college selection and application journey that includes:

Discussions on College Major

Extra-Curricular Strategy and Summer Planning

Resume Building

College List Exploration and Selection

College Essays Brainstorming, Prep Editing and Reviewing

College Application, Process, and Selection

Guidance with Recommendation Letters

College Roadmap

The best time and best practices to consider when thinking about college. A must-read for students and parents.

My Services

I can help with the college process based on the grade the student is currently in.

I am here as your mentor, college guide, and life coach.

Here’s The Buzz

We really appreciate your time in helping my daughter with your guidance and support to write very quality essays from her introspection.

ParentCalifornia, USA

You have been a great mentor throughout this life changing journey. Thank you for making it a memorable one for me.

Ishita PurwarStudent

Working with Ruchi made even the most complicated tasks look simple. She worked like a mentor and we will never forget her valuable contribution to Veral's career.


From helping me short list colleges, to picking majors and improving my essays, her support was constant in every step of the way.

Paavani OjhaStudent

Thanks for the guidance. Your tips helped us to shape a better application.

ParentTexas, USA

Here is where my students are going

I have worked with students who have got admission in their top 3 choices of colleges like Smith College, Stanford University, UCLA, Purdue University, Sarah Lawrence, Vassar, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, UC Irvine, UC, Santa Barbara, New York University, University of Chicago, University of Rochester and many more.

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”

– APJ Abdul Kalam

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Some questions I am frequently asked

Why do I need a college counselor? Can I do this on my own?

Of course, you can. However, having a little guidance can really go a long way. Think of me as your sounding board and a person you can always go to whenever you have a query. Going alone is always an option. With me along, it becomes a lot easier to navigate.

I don’t even know you and we will work online. Can I trust you?

That’s a very valid question! My students and the parents with whom I have worked speak on my behalf. I can assure you that I will do my very best to assist you.

Can you assure me that my child will get into an ivy league college?

No one can guarantee that, but I can assure you to work with your child to find the right fit where he/she will be happy, confident and successful.

Do you only work with international students?

While I specialize in assisting international students, I work with all students who are interested regardless of their current residence.

Ruchi G.Saran