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Le My Hien
Le My Hien
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Tran Hung Dao High School for the Gifted (Binh Thuan)
Accepted to Harvard University (full-ride scholarship), Duke University (full-ride scholarship), Amherst College (full-ride scholarship), Jacobs University Bremen
Nguyen Mai Kieu Anh
Nguyen Mai Kieu Anh
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VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted
  • Accepted to Williams, Cornell, Bard, Drexel, Elmhurst, Hollins, Minerva and NYU Abu Dhabi;
  • Attending Williams
  • Received financial aid offers worth $1,000,000
Vu Huy Cuong
Vu Huy Cuong
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Le Hong Phong Highschool for the Gifted (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Lafayette, Franklin & Marshall, Kenyon, Knox and Richmond
  • Received financial aid offers worth $800,000
Tran Thuy Trang
Tran Thuy Trang
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Gia Dinh High School (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Minerva and Drexel
  • Received financial aid offers worth $400,000
Hoang Nhu Ngoc
Hoang Nhu Ngoc
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Le Hong Phong Highschool for the Gifted (HCMC)
  • Accepted to NYU Abu Dhabi and Bryn Mawr
  • Received financial aid offers worth $400,000
Dao Duc Huy
Dao Duc Huy
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Le Hong Phong Highschool for the Gifted (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Dickinson College, Temple University, Earlham College, Ohio Wesleyan University, College of Wooster, Sewanee - University of the South, Denison University, Knox College, Clark University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $1,255,376;
  • Attending Ohio Wesleyan University.
Dau Nha Linh
Dau Nha Linh
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Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Kenyon College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Juniata College, Hollins University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $741,580;
  • Attending Kenyon College.
Nguyen Ngoc Thien Phuc
Nguyen Ngoc Thien Phuc
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VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted
  • Accepted to Miami University-Oxford, University of Minnesota, University of Cincinnati, Drexel University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $348,000;
  • Attending University of Cincinnati.
Tran Khanh Linh
Tran Khanh Linh
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Le Hong Phong Highschool for the Gifted (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Hollins University, Luther College;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $319,640;
  • Attending Luther College.
Tran Thao Linh
Tran Thao Linh
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Thai Nguyen High School for the Gifted (Thai Nguyen)
  • Accepted to Drexel University, Hollins University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, St. Lawrence University, Fulbright University Vietnam;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $508,440;
  • Attending Fulbright University Vietnam.
Do Tran Bao Ngoc
Do Tran Bao Ngoc
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VNU-HCM High School for the Gifted
  • Accepted to Mount Holyoke College, Hollins University, Jacobs University Bremen, Providence College, Drexel University, Fulbright University Vietnam;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $1,083,009;
  • Attending Mount Holyoke College.
Huynh Thu Uyen
Huynh Thu Uyen
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Nguyen Binh Khiem Highschool for the Gifted (Quang Nam)
  • Accepted to Bennington College; Juniata College; St John's College; Hollins University; Hampshire College; Allegheny College; Jacobs University Bremen; Mercyhurst University; Cornell College; Marlboro College;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $1,447,888;
  • Attending Bennington College.
Diep Si Duong
Diep Si Duong
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Cardinal Newman (US)
  • Accepted to Drexel University, Union College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Purdue University, UC-San Diego, UC-Irvine, Northeastern University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $432,000;
  • Attending Purdue University.
Le Nguyen Hanh Nhi
Le Nguyen Hanh Nhi
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Canadian International School (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Northeastern University, Drexel University, Indiana University – Bloomington, Penn State University, Fordham University, University of Wisconsin – Madison;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $309,200;
  • Attending Northeastern University.
Nguyen Viet Hoan
Nguyen Viet Hoan
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Windermere Preparatory School (US)
  • Accepted to University of Southern California, Northeastern University, Babson College, Penn State - University Park, Indiana University - Bloomington, University of Washington (Seattle), University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $28,000;
  • Attending University of Southern California.
Tran Minh Khoa
Tran Minh Khoa
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British International School (HCMC)
  • Accepted to University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Purdue University, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, Adelphi University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $124,000;
  • Attending Purdue University.
Kieu Quang Phuc
Kieu Quang Phuc
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International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (HCMC)
  • Accepted to Michigan State University, DePaul University, Pace University, Loyola University New Orleans, Temple University, Drexel University, Denver University;
  • Received financial aid offers worth $189,800;
  • Attending Michigan State University.

About College Compass

Gaining entry to the world’s top colleges is getting increasingly difficult, and traditionally only those who are fortunate have been able to afford the fees for personalized, world-class admissions counseling. However, at Everest Education, we have worked with hundreds of amazing students who cannot afford this. We believe all these exceptional students, regardless of financial circumstance, deserve this opportunity. So we are proud to offer solutions to help all students who aspire to the best universities and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.

Admission to a top college

Our students have been accepted into the most competitive colleges and universities in the world, and we want to help position College Compass Scholars do the same. School rankings are not the sole factor; we coach students to find the best fit as well.

Experienced coaching team

College Compass is led by Senior Lead Counselors of Everest Education, including Co-founders (who graduated from Harvard Business School, Stanford University, MIT Sloan School of Management) and experienced College Admissions Counselors.

Structured program and well-proven system

Our class is a great combination of both structured group class and regular 1-on-1 meetings to help you control the whole application process effectively.

College pathway for highschool students

College Compass program

College Compass Junior

Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11

College Compass Junior program offers personalized coaching and guidance to students from earlier years of high school. College preparation is a long-term process and we’ll be there with you along the way, so you can manage the timeline and plan with confidence and control. Our experienced counselors will be your partner in the journey of academic and personal development.

The objective of College Compass Junior is to coach and assist high school students (9th-11th grade) in their pathway to their eventual application process to colleges, mainly in the United States.

 

Program overview

  • Develop a strategy for the suitable standardized tests (SAT/ACT, IELTS/TOEFL…), work on a timeline, and guide students towards test prep options
  • Conduct personality tests and reflection to understand students’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Formulate a plan to build on the strengths, mitigate the weaknesses and develop leadership with suitable extracurricular activities
  • Support students to keep high academic performance at school, and solve any arising issues.

 

Product tier

▸ Group class: N/A

▸ Specialized Coaching (1-on-1 format)

✔ College Compass Junior – Premium

✔ College Compass Junior – Platinum

College Compass

Grade 11 to Grade 12

College Compass Admission program guides rising Grade 12 students step-by-step through the rigorous application process with a high quality, cost-effective package. Our alumni have been successful in their application to the most competitive schools in the world (Harvard University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Duke University, Williams College, Amherst College, NYU, Bates College, University of Southern California, Minerva…), and we’ll guide you to succeed too. With the lead of our experienced counselors and excellent graduates themselves, you can control your application process effectively, and turn your dream schools into reality.

The objective of College Compass is to coach and assist rising Grade 12 students in their application process to colleges, mainly in the United States.

 

Program overview

  • Write a powerful personal statement and convincing supplemental essays that present your identity to the admission committee
  • Generate a suitable list of schools that fits your personality and financial needs
  • Understand the Common Application, and prepare necessary financial aid forms
  • Manage deadlines effectively and maintain excellent discipline to avoid procrastination.

 

Product tier

▸ Group class

✔ College Compass Scholars (Scholarship)

✔ College Compass Admission

▸ Specialized Coaching (1-on-1 format)

✔ Add-on package with Senior Lead Counselors, applied for College Compass Scholars & College Compass Admission

✔ College Compass Specialized Coaching – Premium

✔ College Compass Specialized Coaching – Platinum

*For Specialized Coaching, you’ll have the option of working with both College Admissions Counselors and Senior Lead Counselors (Tony, Don, Matthew).

Meet our coaching team

College Compass is led by Senior Lead Counselors of Everest Educations, including Co-founders (who graduated from Harvard Business School, Stanford University, MIT Sloan School of Management) and experienced College Admissions Counselors.

Senior lead counselors

The program is led by Co-founders and Senior Lead Counselor of Everest Education, who graduated from Stanford University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and have served as alumni interviewers for Stanford.
Tony Ngo
Chairman & Co-founder, Everest Education

M.B.A., Harvard Business School
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
B.A. in Economics, Stanford University

Tony is a Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Everest Education (E2). He left Wall Street in January 2015 after a decade-and-a-half career in fund management and investment banking to transform education by personalizing learning for every student.
Tony began his career with Morgan Stanley as an investment banker in their Silicon Valley office in 2001 and most recently worked at Bridger Capital, a New York-based hedge fund, from 2008 to 2015 investing in primarily Asian companies and global technology companies.

Tony is a serial entrepreneur including multiple non-profits. In 2009, Tony founded Sponsors for Educational Opportunity – Vietnam (SEO-Vietnam), a non-profit developing leadership capacity among professionals who will make a difference in Vietnam. SEO-Vietnam currently boasts over 400 impactful alumni through its Career Fellowship, many of whom are managers in multinational companies, executives in Vietnamese companies, and founders of startups and non-profit organizations. In 2004, Tony co-founded UNAVSA, the largest non-profit in the Vietnamese American community focusing on youth development.

Tony splits his time between Vietnam and Los Angeles, CA, where he lives with his wife Minnelly and his two children, Ian and Estelle.

Don Le
Chairman & Co-founder, Everest Education
B.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University B.A. in Economics, Stanford University

Don is a Co-founder and CEO of Everest Education (E2). He began his career in management consulting with Bain & Company in California before becoming an investor with Red Mountain Capital.
He moved to Vietnam in 2007 and has helped build several finance, technology, and consumer businesses. Prior to founding E2, Don served as Director, Head of Corporate Strategy & Finance, for Viet Thai International, one of the largest consumer marketing and multi-unit retail operators in Vietnam including Highlands Coffee and Pho 24. Before that, he first served as Director, Institutional Markets, for Mekong Securities.

Don was instrumental in developing Sponsors for Educational Opportunity – Vietnam (SEO-Vietnam) and served on the board of directors for several years. Remains an active mentor and trainer.

Matthew McGarvey
Senior Lead Counselor, College Compass

B.A. in Philosophy (Major) and Asian Studies (Minor), Boston College M.B.A., MIT Sloan School of Management Coaching Certificate, iPEC
Matthew McGarvey is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Business and Boston College, where he completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy with a minor in Asia Studies. While at Boston College he competed in athletics at the varsity level and was selected to be a member of the Jenks Leadership Program. Matthew has worked and lived throughout Asia for over 20 years. He has launched multiple startups including Dao Labs (www.mydaolabs.com) and the first social enterprise in Tibet, Dropenling Handicrafts. He has also worked in investment banking with an emphasis on organic agriculture, logistics and renewable energy. Matthew launched the Agribusiness Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers China’s Corporate Finance Group, and the local language edition of Forbes Media in Vietnam on behalf of IDG Ventures. Most recently he has been working with the largest independent breeder of non-GMO seeds in North America, as well as in launching an impact fund focused on sustainable food and agriculture in Asia. Matthew is a certified coach and has a passion for helping people of all ages become their best self and achieve their dreams

College admissions counselors

Tran Viet Anh
College Admissions Counselor, Everest Education

B.A in Financial Economics (Major) & Electronic Music (Minor), Wabash College (Class of 2018)
Diploma, Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted (Class of 2014)

Viet Anh is currently a College Admissions Counselor at Everest Education. In 2 years, he has coached 40+ students on writing successful essays and tailoring outstanding application profiles, which enabled them to gain admissions into the most competitive universities in the United States (including Harvard University, Amherst College, Duke Univesity, University of Southern California, Bates College, Kenyon College, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, University of California – Irvine, Northeastern University, Babson College and many others) and total scholarship amount of $10+ million.
Prior to joining Everest Education, Viet Anh worked as a Business Analyst at VNG Corporation (the only Vietnamese technology company valued at $1 million) on key products, including Tix (previously 123Phim), ZaloPay, Zing News and Zing TV. Before that, he completed several internships in investment banking (SSI, leading securities company in Vietnam) & private equity (VIG, investment fund with a $500 million portfolio).

Bui Ngoc Bao Chau
College Admissions Counselor, Everest Education

M.S.Ed, Education Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, Goshen College

Chau is an experienced coach and teacher with her strengths in research and essay. She joined College Compass 2018 as a counselor, and together with the team, had helped our students getting into great schools in the US, including Cornell University, Williams College, NYU Abu Dhabi, Minerva, Kenyon College, Lafayette College, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Miami, and many others in the top 100.

Since 2015, Chau had worked in the field of broadcast journalism before coming back to Vietnam to bring her writing skills into education practice. In her year of studying Education Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, she focused on researching and curating the approaches of visible thinking and authentic learning in the Vietnamese education context.

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