A comprehensive application strategy first constructs an admissions profile of your academic and extracurricular strengths. That profile forms the basis for each part of the application so that your strengths are communicated coherently throughout. It takes into account the perspective of the admissions officers and adjusts the application to their expectations.

Personal statement brainstorming

Draft multiple versions with editor over a 4-week period until a compelling statement is realized.

Short answer ideation

Research programs at the school to understand your fit and leverage your experiences to make your case

Extracurricular profiling

Identify and recommend extracurricular activities, summer experiences, internships, and community service.

School Selection

Research colleges that are a good fit for your profile, and develop a balanced list of them that reflect your needs and aspirations

Crafting an action plan

Refine remaining coursework plans, standardized testing schedules, and pending extracurricular activities

Interview preparation

Plan for college visits, preparing for college interviews through proactive research about each college and program

Teacher recommendation selection

Select teachers that are meaningful for the programs and schools to which you are applying. Improve those relationships

Anticipating offers

Evaluate offers of admission and create an action plan for waitlist and deferral decisions

COLLEGES RECRUIT STUDENTS OF LEADERSHIP

When officers examine your application they are looking for evidence of initiative and passion. They look at your AP courses and activity list looking for these leaderships skills. Practice these skills so that they show up stronger in your application. Become the leader the admissions officer is looking for.

PRACTICE GRIT TO ENDURE THROUGH THE APPLICATION

Studies show that those who practice grit get better academic results, achieve more of their goals, and are more motivated in their work over the long term. We apply grit through brief, periodic exercises to help you succeed in the admission process while building real skills for college after. You’ll learn to manage time, set meaningful goals, develop interests, and practice deliberately. You’ll leverage these skills of resilience in the admission process to articulate unique angles for specific essay prompts, set deadlines for essays, endure through multiple essay drafts, and interview effectively. As a gritty person, you’ll get better admission results in less time and the skills fostered in resilience will help you in college and life after.  

Students who practice grit might:

  • Identify interests
  • Take steps towards developing them
  • Keep commitments, despite their difficulty
  • Stick to a tough class, instrument, or sport
  • Continuously edit an essay
  • Seek out mentors
  • Ask for improvement
  • Apply constructive feedback
  • Try to improve each day
  • Consider self-care, and relax productively

TUTORS FROM TOP U.S. UNIVERSITIES

You’ll work with experienced tutors and editors who have matriculated to top universities in the U.S. Having gone through the writing process themselves, they understand the challenges you’ll face and they understand the standard required.

EXPERIENCED IN THE CRAFT OF NARRATIVE

Each tutor you work with will be adept in the techniques of storytelling that will help you write an engaging and memorable essay. You will learn to seize a reader’s attention, write with sentence variety, choose operative words, and conclude with style.

COMPLETED WRITING INTERNSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

You’ll work with a tutor who has completed internships and fellowships in an area related to essay writing: editing, journalism, or broadcasting. Our tutors have edited hundreds of essays and have instructed dozens of students in writing

PERSONALIZED PAIRING

Your writing tutor will be assigned according to similarities in your admissions profile. She will have had similar interests or college aspirations so that she can help you write your story in a moving way. She will understand your story and the unique challenges you will face in conveying your narrative of leadership.

ACADEMIC AND EXTRACURRICULAR PROFILING

Getting into your top school begins with constructing an effective admissions profile. Yours might read in the admission officer’s mind, “that super talented linguist from Louisiana” or “that beat poet who wrote about the mathematics of origami.” An admissions profile is the shorthand that summarizes your application: your intellectual capability or your athletic prowess. We’ll help you articulate yours up front so that it echos throughout your application–from the personal essay, your activity list to your academic record.

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Featured Education Consultants

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Igor M.

Harvard University
Major : Government
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Literature, AP Biology, Spanish

Nicholas R.

Cornell University
Major : Computer Science
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Algebra, English literature

Kushal M.

University of Pennsylvania
Major : Political Science
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Physics, German
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Ashley G.

University of Pennsylvania
Major : Mathematics
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Spanish, Russian literature,

Cathy W.

Stanford University
Major : Computer Science
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Calculus, AP Chemistry

Ty C.

University of Pennsylvania
Major : Spanish Language
SAT : 99th percentile
Specialization : AP Chinese, AP Environmental Science

OUR METHOD

A COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATION STRATEGY

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A free consultation to match your interests and achievements to your favorite schools

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Work 1-1 with a counselor who was admitted to a competitive college with great financial aid

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Craft an action plan for remaining coursework, standardized testing, and applications

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Learn the science of grit so that you articulate goals and make progress towards them

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Identify extracurricular opportunities, internships, or volunteer experience

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Strategize which colleges are the best fit for your admission profile, and apply

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Identify scholarship opportunities, and draft short answers that show you’re a great fit

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Curate teacher recommendations that are meaningful for your prospective college programs

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