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We are "innovative" in every step of the college application process. In today's market, with thousands of applicants for a few selective admission spots, it is imperative that students stand out. Being independent college counselors, we analyze every component of the application process and do it differently and better!
|Key Activities of the College Application Process||Traditional Approach||Our Approach|
|Student:Counselor Ratio||200-300:1||A professional, private college counselor ensuring that every detail is being considered.|
|Extracurricular Activities||"Do as many as you want!"||We develop an extracurricular activity strategy to allow students to discover their passions and begin to create the student's "unique" story.|
|Career Exploration and Strengths Assessment||Limited. If done, usually with Naviance software with limited discussions.||Strength Assessment and Career Exploration done by using an online assessment followed by a detailed evaluation of results.|
|Target List of Colleges||List developed based on counselors own knowledge taking into account student's academic record.||We help the student develop a target list of colleges based on the student's academic record and quantitative analysis on recent admission trends. We then develop a strategy to optimize admission odds.|
|Standardized Test Preparation||Students don't have the knowledge of which tests to take (i.e. SAT Subject tests) and when to best take a test to maximize score.||We create a standardized test plan so that the student knows which tests need to be taken and when. We guide our students on the best standardized test preparation programs. We don't want the student to find out at last minute that they are missing some tests!|
|Early Decision/Early Action Strategy||Limited||We have detailed discussions with students and parents to develop application strategies that maximize their chances.|
|Applications||Limited review of applications before submission because of overwhelming caseloads||We don't want mistakes on the applications or the dreaded have another college name in the essay! Applications proofed before submission and tailored to the mission of the college by two college counselors and an English teacher!|
|Interview Preparation||No interview preparation done because of lack of time.||What high school student is prepared for interviews? We, help create a resume and prepare the student for important college interviews.|
|Scholarships||General list provided on individual high school websites.||Yes! Who doesn't need money for college! We help identify and target potential scholarships and help with scholarship essays.|
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