College Admissions Coaching — Our Process

The higher education landscape is complex, ever-changing, and oftentimes overwhelming. We get to know you on a personal level so that we can guide you in every aspect of the college admissions process, from generating a list of colleges to writing essays that celebrate your individuality. 

  

Project Management

We tailor our admissions services to your family’s needs by providing full-service admissions support, as well as “a la carte” services. For some, we “run it all” (yes, spreadsheets — lots of colorful, organized spreadsheets), and absolutely nothing slips through the cracks. From supporting your student with developing a robust extracurricular profile to brainstorming outstanding essays and scheduling college information sessions, we've got your family covered. We streamline the application process to maximize your efforts and with our regularly scheduled check-ins, you’ll never feel alone in the process.

Exploration

We begin our mentorship process with a “kick-off” meeting to explore your student’s goals for college, with special attention to academics, extracurriculars, and testing plans. As we explore together, we focus on identifying your student’s narrative, as well as establishing a tailored plan for your family.

Mentorship & Growth

Throughout the years, months, or even weeks that we support your student, we push them to consider how they can use every part of their application to highlight what sets them apart, to tell their unique stories. Our work together is a crucial opportunity for growth and we celebrate all “wins” with your student.

Strategy

Whether your student has a specialized academic interest or wants to explore multiple disciplines, we help them strategize to identify the right program within an institution for them while maximizing their chances of admission. Be it engineering, fashion marketing, journalism, business, undeclared — you name it, we've worked with students in every discipline! We know firsthand that these distinct majors require distinct strategies, which also depend on the institution to which you are applying. We take out the guesswork on your end and replace it with our robust research and hard data which guide our recommendations. With this information in hand, your student is always in the driver's seat.

We guide students in the following areas:

  • Providing essay support (learn more)

  • Selecting high school courses

  • Identifying academic interests and passions 

  • Resume building 

  • Honing their writing and storytelling skills

  • Assembling applications for summer programs and internships 

  • Researching colleges and pre-professional programs

  • Scheduling college visits and information sessions 

  • Developing a balanced school list 

  • Strategizing how to apply to each school

  • Mock interviewing

  • Networking with colleges 

  • Analyzing standardized test scores in the context of the college landscape