Admissions Coaching

Admissions Coaching

Approach every admissions process with sustainable confidence.

College admissions have long been a source of anxiety and confusion -- only further complicated by the onset of a global pandemic. Rest assured that our team of experts will work with you to craft a compelling application and prepare you for every step of the admissions process.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we closely tracked changes in admissions processes across specialized high schools and colleges, as well as graduate and professional degree programs. We've seen the changes these institutions have made over the last few years and we're well-equipped to walk you through the processes seamlessly.

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Transform your application into one that stands out.

Our team has an acute understanding of what it takes to make every application stand out. We firmly believe that at the heart of the strongest applications is a powerful story. We will work with you to ensure your story is woven throughout your materials and showcases every unique aspect of your life in a way that makes it unforgettable.

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We also see the essay portion of your application as an opportunity to share your remarkable story with the admissions team and distinguish yourself from other applicants. We approach the essay drafting process collaboratively and will work with you from the brainstorming topics phase, through to the final submission.

Leave a lasting impression during your interviews.

Submitting your application is often just the beginning. While not all schools require an interview during the admission process, it is important to be prepared for them when they come up. Our team will help coach you through the interview process, workshop potential responses, and conduct mock interviews to ensure you're prepared for every opportunity.

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First Honors Tip: Don’t wait until your interview is scheduled to get started! Early prep and mock interviews can help ensure you ace the interview and leave a lasting impact when the time is finally here.

Our team will help coach you through the interview process, workshop potential responses, and conduct mock interviews to ensure you're prepared for every opportunity.

Applying to graduate or professional degree programs?

The admissions process for graduate-level and professional degrees vary from undergraduate programs in a couple ways. Given how specialized many of these programs are, the first step before applying is making sure you've found a degree program that best fits your goals. Our career coaches will be matched with this specialization in mind, so that they can guide you through graduate prospects, find the best match, and prepare your materials accordingly.

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1H Tip: It is never too early or too late to think about graduate school! Whether you are a junior in college or a working professional, our coaches have the tools to help you navigate the grad market.

What our Admissions Coaches do:

Applications Framework

We work with you to showcase your activities, accomplishments, and awards in the most strategic way possible on your applications.

Interview Preparation

We assist you with the development of professional materials, refine your personal statement, and conduct mock interviews to prepare you for the big day.

Scholarship Counseling

We identify scholarship opportunities available to you and advise you through their application process.

Narrative Development

We help you find your voice and craft your unique personal narrative, identifying themes that can be woven throughout your application and overall presentation package.

Admissions Management

We keep you organized and on top of your deadlines by creating personalized checklists and calendars with weekly reminders.

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