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Q: My child is not applying to an Ivy League program. Can she still use your services?
A: Our consultants have helped students from all backgrounds applying to all types of programs. Our goal is to make sure each client has the best shot at getting in to the program that best suits him or her.
Q: My child is a freshman in high school. Is it too early to start using your services?
A: It is never too early to start preparing for the application process. We provide “planning ahead” services where we engage with students on a quarterly basis to make sure they are on track to eventually apply to their top choice programs. As a freshman, your child will have the time to adjust his classes, extracurriculars and summer programs in a way that fuels his passions and makes the most of his intellectual curiosity while preparing him for the application process.
Q: My budget currently only allows for hourly services. Can I switch to a comprehensive/full service package should my budget allow?
A: Clients who use purchase a significant number of hourly services may be credited a portion of their hourly purchases toward a comprehensive/full service package. Please contact us for more details.
Q: My child attends a small school that has an attentive counselor. What additional benefits are there to using your services?
A: We take on a limited number of comprehensive/full service clients a year. In addition to helping you determine the right target programs, our consultants work diligently at helping clients shape their brand by focusing on parts of the application that can be fine-tuned. We work one on one and leave no stone unturned in determining the best way to position each client. We are unbiased advocates that will see our clients’ initial materials much like any admissions committee member will see the final package.
Q: Do you work with international students?
A: Our consultants have worked with clients across to globe including students from China, Dubai, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, to name a few. It is really important for international applicants to contact us early so that we may familiarize them with the process, including studying and registering for the appropriate standardized tests.
Q: Do you work with transfer applicants?
Most schools accept a limited number of transfer applicants in the first and second years. If applying as a transfer student is your second shot at getting into your top choice program, we would love to help you achieve your goal. Contact us early so that we can put together strong package as you rebrand yourself as an ideal transfer applicant.
Q: Do you provide any guarantees?
A: While we cannot guarantee admission to any school, our consultants will work with you to determine the appropriate target schools. In the past, most of our comprehensive/full service clients have been admitted to at least one of their top three programs. We recognize that sometimes things may not go as planned and are prepared to offer our comprehensive/full service clients a partial refund should they not be admitted into one of their top three programs. Please contact us for more details.
Q: When is the best time for rising seniors to start working on an application with a consultant?
A: We often commence work with clients on their applications in the middle of junior year (typically January) as essay prompts become available.
Q: As a parent, how much work is expected of me during the application process if we use your services?
A: The most we ask of parents is to fill out the appropriate parent information on the applications and financial forms and to assist us in encouraging the applicant to stay on track. Parents are not and should not be asked to participate in the writing or reviewing of written material as this work should strictly come from the applicant.