Elias Miller
he/him
Elias Miller

About

I graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and then completed my master’s degree at the University of Michigan and the postgraduate diploma program at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools including Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech. I have also advised and mentored thousands more through my live streams. In addition to my work in college consulting, I am a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as Music Director of both the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and Festival Theater Hudson and as a cover conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States and in Europe.

Elias helped students get into:
Harvard UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins UniversityNorthwestern College
Wellesley CollegeEmory University
University of California, BerkeleyGeorgetown University
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern College
Wellesley College
Emory University
University of California, Berkeley
Georgetown University
Elias helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
Boston
5 years of experience
Harvard University – BA | Concentration in Music, Language Citation in Chinese (Mandarin)
University of Michigan – MA | M.M. in Orchestral Conducting
Business
Economics
Psychology
Education
Law
Political Science
Theater
Music
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Language
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

I meet students where they are, and I am flexible in my approach depending on what they need most. In a longer-term package, I help students identify the best schools and programs for them, and I work with them to build a balanced school list, develop and polish their college essays, leverage their extracurricular activities, prepare for interviews, and draft letters of continued interest (if they are deferred or waitlisted). I coach students on negotiating financial aid, and I provide decision support if they struggle to choose between multiple schools. I also offer short-term packages and hourly advising and essay editing for students who are only looking for more specific kinds of help. While I have assisted students in gaining acceptance to some of the most elite universities to the US, I have also advised students for whom getting into a four-year college at all was a meaningful accomplishment. I have advised large numbers of both domestic and international applicants, and I have worked with students applying to all kinds of colleges and programs, including dual degree programs, combined/accelerated programs, business schools, engineering schools, architecture schools, music schools, theater programs, and more. I have also have helped many students transfer from one university to another. Finally, I occasionally assist students seeking admission to graduate school - both Ph.D. and Master's programs - but in a more limited capacity (usually just essay or statement of purpose editing). I am happy to work with any student, no matter what your grades, test scores, and achievements look like. And no matter who you are, there is always a way to better showcase your accomplishments and thus expand your options when decision time ultimately arrives.

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$180.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Build a Balanced School List

$180.00 / 60 min

Too many reach schools? Can't find any safeties you actually like? This is the session for you.


Essay Review

$180.00 / 60 min

Let's work on your essay together!


Essay Topic Check and Brainstorm

$180.00 / 60 min

Brainstorm and hone potential essay topics.


Interview Prep & Mock Interview

$330.00 / 120 min

Come for a full hour-long mock interview and then an hour of post-interview analysis.


Spikey Beats Renaissance (Spike & Theme Building)

$120.00 / 45 min

You know it from my livestreams - I'm all about spikes and themes. Let's figure yours out together!

Recent reviews

4.9(56 reviews)

“Thank you! The review was great and all of my questions were answered!"

Bernardo C.

“Excellent review. The overall comments with suggestions on two ways to strengthen the overall structure of the essay were as helpful as the detailed sentence by sentence comments. "

Aidan M.

“ELIAS MILLER IS GOD. So good. Transcends the essay to a different level. He's kind, smart, and kind and smart. Best advisor ever."

Alex Z.
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
Boston
5 years of experience
Harvard University – BA | Concentration in Music, Language Citation in Chinese (Mandarin)
University of Michigan – MA | M.M. in Orchestral Conducting
Business
Economics
Psychology
Education
Law
Political Science
Theater
Music
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Language
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.