About Us

Welcome to Avalon

100% Focused on Admission to Top Colleges and Schools

A lot has changed in the 40 years since Avalon Admission founder Neil Chyten began helping students matriculate to top colleges and private schools. Since then, thousands of his students have gone on to enjoy rewarding and fulfilling careers and lives. Like most students, their journeys began with dreams of attending a top college. Once their dreams were fulfilled, these students took it upon themselves to change the world.

Today, the world is moving at an exponentially faster rate, and the college admission process has become far more complex and competitive. Today’s top students need the kind of expertise that Chyten and his team of experts at Avalon Admission can provide so that they can fulfill their dreams and take their rightful place as leaders in the world of tomorrow. Avalon’s focus is on helping high aspiring students gain admission to the most prestigious colleges in the country. Avalon’s proprietary data-driven and human-implemented process has resulted in a greater than 90% success rate in helping students get into a top choice college. On average, Avalon students receive six letters of acceptance from highly competitive colleges.

Focused on Top College and Private School Admission

Avalon has developed a multifaceted set of strategies to help students gain access to America’s top colleges and private schools. Avalon uses a powerful combination of strategy, data, technology, guidance, and mentorship to help students become highly attractive targets for elite college admission committees. Avalon provides a concierge-type service, ensuring that families make all the right decisions at all the right times—decisions that translate directly into better college and private school admission opportunities. Not only does Avalon help students generate an aspirational private school or college list based on strengths, priorities, and values, they also dramatically improve the odds of admission by strengthening applications with a compelling narrative supported by strategic decisions they help families make along the way.

Unsurpassed Record of Success

Avalon’s proprietary, data-driven method of matching student profiles to each college’s or private school's admission goals, boosting admission profiles through intelligent decision making, and creating highly aspirational admission portraits results in an extraordinary percentage of acceptances. Nearly 100% of our students get into one or more of their top-choice colleges or schools, a record that dates back to 1984 when Avalon founder Neil Chyten first developed unique strategies for college success. Since then, thousands of students working directly with him, and with counselors and tutors he has personally trained, have been accepted into every top college and university in America.


Assisting high-aspiring students in identifying and gaining admission to highly-ranked colleges and private schools based on significant matching factors. To assist students in becoming compelling candidates who match each college’s or private school's admission profiles and strategic goals.


Avalon Admission’s founder is Neil Chyten, a strategic-minded education entrepreneur, admission expert, and author. A 40-year industry professional, Chyten is the founder of several successful education-related companies and has written or co-written 12 books on test preparation, college admissions, and academic skills. He has been a featured or guest speaker at more than 200 events ranging from parent information sessions and college fairs to young Harvard Graduate School Future Entrepreneurs. He has been cited or featured as an expert education-industry source by the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, NPR’s Here and Now, USA Today, NECN, Fox News, and Education Weekly. Personally, Neil Chyten has worked with over 1000 students, many of whom have gone on to prestigious colleges and rewarding careers. Over his extensive career, he has trained more than 400 tutors and counselors who have helped more than 40,000 students earn higher test scores and college acceptances. Thousands have matriculated to Ivy League colleges, and thousands more have gone on to attend virtually all the top colleges and graduate schools in America.