College will be great. the main challenge is to endure the prosess of getting in. Master the admissions game and you're on your way. We're here to be your tour guide and teaching to success.
College will be great. the main challenge is to endure the prosess of getting in. Master the admissions game and you're on your way. We're here to be your tour guide and teaching to success.  

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Sam Lee / 샘 리

President / 칼리지 플래닝 대표


Sam Lee is the President of College Planning Corp., CPC Prep, and the Aspiring Youth Foundation, as well as the author numerous guides to achieving admissions. Sam has successfully assisted hundreds of college students with gaining admittance to Ivy League schools and other highly selective academic programs. He is also a visiting lecturer in college admissions & financial aid who work with domestic and international universities, educational organizations, and high schools. 


Sam Lee graduated from the Graduate School of Public Administration at Korea University and began studying at Indiana University at Bloomington in 1993. In his earlier days, he served as an academic editor for newspapers, which were published as the university's English Campus Newspaper


In 1997, he was a journalist at the Chicago branch of the JoongAng Ilbo, and as editor in chief of the JoongAng Ilbo in 2008. He held many educational seminars, including College Fair, with McDonald's in the United States at the time, and he also made great contributions as a bridge connecting the mainstream education business to Korean and Asian communities.


Since then, Sam Lee has worked at the largest and most traditional college planning firm in the United States for about two years, working as an expert in college admissions and financial aid.


He has been dedicated to American education for 30 years and has a wife, a son, and a daughter. Currently, he is President of College Planning, CEO of CPC PREP, and is an education columnist at Korea Times and JoongAng Ilbo. He is a devout Christian and currently serves as a deacon of the Korean-Western Church near Illinois Wheaton University.


샘리대표가 집필한 영문 저서는 아래와 같으며 미국 아마존에서 절찬리에 판매 되고 있다.


Author of IVY League Prep: College Internship, Research Opportunities, and Summer programs, The Strategies for Achieving Admission(2019)


Author of Summer College for High school students. (2018)


Author of Successful Application Essays: How to write IVY Leagues and Prestigious College Essays. (2019)


또한 샘리대표는 미국 유망 과학자 고교생과 대학생들이 연구한 리서치를 게재하는 저널의  Publisher로 활동하고 있으며 매년 컨퍼런스를 개최하고 있다.


Publisher of The Aspiring Scientists(Journal for high school and college scientist)


Publisher of The Top Journal (Journal for high school and college  social scientist)


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