Services for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

  • Initial and ongoing review of high school transcripts, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, and PSAT), and extracurricular activities and interests.
  • Assistance with high school course selection, homework and activity time management, summer opportunities and enrichment.
  • Preliminary guidance on SAT and ACT preparation, and discussion of how the tests are used in the college admission process.
  • Assessment of your particular high school's resources and how best to make use of them.
  • Suggestions for pursuing opportunities outside of your high school.
  • Assistance with applications to summer programs, contests, and internships as appropriate.
  • For students interested in athletic recruitment, assistance with contacting college coaches.
  • Initial development of list of colleges to research and visit.
  • Advice about how to make the most of your college visits.
  • Parent, grandparent, and distant-cousin calming services as needed.

Services for Seniors

  • Review of high school transcripts, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test), and extracurricular activities and interests.
  • Development of list of prospective colleges in the course of in-depth discussions about your desires, accomplishments, and goals.
  • Assistance with senior year course selection, with an eye to your current college aspirations; homework and activity time management guidance.
  • Discussion of if, where, and how to apply "early" to a college.
  • Careful review of admission requirements at each college to which you are applying; development of timetable for completing application components.
  • Essay topic brainstorming.
  • Review and editing of multiple essay drafts, including detailed feedback that improves both the quality of the writing and how well the essays convey your personality.
  • Interview guidance.
  • Assistance with navigating being "deferred" in a college's early applicant pool.
  • Assistance with navigating being placed on a college's waitlist.
  • Assistance with appealing decisions at the University of California campuses.
  • Parent, grandparent, and distant-cousin calming services as needed.


Note: We are dedicated to our high school students and their college applications. Unfortunately, this means that we do not provide services for transfer students, or those applying to graduate schools or other programs.

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