• (510) 579-8948 / (510) 676-2102

  • bmacollegeprep@gmail.com

About Us

Brilliant Minds College Prep was founded on the belief that every student has an ability to succeed with proper guidance.


Over the past ten years, our staff has helped countless number of students to pursue their college dream. As a result, these students have earned better grades, built solid resumes, grown in self-esteem and confidence. We love celebrating these victories on their path to success.

In a recent survey, 100% of the parents who participated would recommend the Brilliant Minds College Prep to a friend.

Popular Programs

  • College Counseling for senior students
  • Curriculum Planning for High School students (Grades 9-12)
  • SAT and ACT preparation
  • Guidance on effective summer activities

Past Students Admitted to following Colleges

  • UCs: Berkeley, LA, SD, Irvine, Davis, Santa Cruz
  • CSUs: SJSU, SDSU, SFSU, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona and many other campuses
  • Many Ivy league and private schools: Harvard, Northwestern, CMU, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Rice, Urbana Champaign, Santa Clara University, USF, UPenn, NYU, Columbia, Brown, and more
  • Small private colleges: Woodbury, Concordia University, Case Western Reserve


Sanjay helped immensely with the college admissions process for both of our daughters. He worked closely with them to understand what their career goals are in order to recommend specific colleges and the best major choices at the individual colleges. While you are writing the essays, he helps with brainstorming ideas based on your interests and extracurricular activities. He has an incredibly thorough knowledge about each step of the application process and guides you all the way through. Overall I would highly recommend him as a comprehensive counselor who will put you completely at ease during this stressful time.

Anu and Sanjay Saxena

Irvington Highschool

Sanjay has helped both our daughters during the college application process, especially in understanding their interests and selecting the appropriate universities to apply to. With great patience he was able to equally help one of them who was interested in STEM education and the other in business. He has the intuition to guide students in using their extra-curricular activities and extract the right essay topic needed in the application process. Sanjay brings his experience as a seasoned project manager to the art of patiently advising students and parents in making the right decisions that match the capabilities and aspirations of the student.

Kamala and Arun Rajanala

Mission San Jose High School

Sanjay’s guidance, insight, knowledge and support were invaluable assets in getting the prestigious computer engineering program for our son. The most important aspect of Sanjay’s guidance was the overall mentorship with the positive and caring experience he provided during our son’s application process. He not only helped with the application process but was also instrumental in helping our son decide his career path. We could not have done it without you!! Thank you!! Keep up the great work!!

Kavita and Shishir Kapoor

​Irvington High School

Sanjay patiently worked with our daughter to analyze her strengths and career aspirations that enabled him to recommend appropriate curriculum plan for her Junior year and also summer activities. He then painstakingly worked with our daughter to review the essays and prepare her for interviews. Thanks to Sanjay’s guidance, our daughter got accepted into several programs for Entrepreneurship. He then helped her select the one that would be most suitable to her personality and aligned with her career goals.

Sunanda and Sanjeev Chawla

​Irvington High School

We had a really good experience with Brilliant Minds ACT Boot camp. My son received a perfect score because of them. They were very organized and provided all materials with a plan of action. In addition, once boot camp was finished, the parents were provided with feedback on their child's strengths and weaknesses. Finally, as an incentive, they gave him an award for his excellent work.

Mandakini Prasad