College Application Guidance Program

Work with your very own application advisor and receive the guidance you need to succeed in the admissions process.

It Starts With The Perfect Match

Our Consultants
Personal Admissions Specialist

When you sign up for our program, we go to great lengths to pair you with the perfect admissions specialist based on your current profile and where you want to go. So not only will you have an excellent consultant to help you, but you’ll also like them too.

This advisor is backed by not only several other team members to provide multiple perspectives, but also the full force of the CollegeVine Database, which includes insights, trends, and advice garnered from the thousands of clients we’ve worked with in the past.

Then, It's a Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Process

School List Selection

We spend a lot of time on this step. Through a series of conversations and questionnaires, we help to determine the perfect school list based on resume, personality fit, and future aspirations. We also take into account more objective measures like future ROI. From here, we can also determine the best overall application strategy and whether you should apply EA, ED, or REA.

Branding Discussion

The key to a successful application is a cohesive story that aligns accurately with our client’s current profile and future aspirations. Through a deeply introspective socratic process, we help to discover the best “admissions narrative” to determine the ideal strategy for how to present your unique story through essays, recs, and interviews. Too many other firms skip this all too important step, and it shows in their results.

Applications Guidance & Management

The Common App can be complicated, so we’ll help you avoid the common pitfalls of filling out the infamous application. Plus, it’s likely that some schools on your list won’t accept the Common App, so your consultant will be there every step of the way to make sure you’re completing your applications well in advance of the deadline.

Essay Assistance

Your admissions advisor is also a trained essay specialist. Students don’t have much experience writing the type of essays that admissions officers are looking for — indeed, school has taught them to write academic analyses and history papers rather than introspective personal statements. Your essay specialist will first help you brainstorm the perfect essay idea, guide you through the drafting and revision process, and make sure that the essay is free of any errors.

Interview Prep

Inevitably, after crafting such a fantastic application, you’ll be asked to interview for the colleges on your school list. Having coached hundreds of students through the interview process, we’ll be able to provide you with extensive preparation, including a complete list of potential questions and practice mock interviews.

Unlimited Q&A

Based on years of experience, we know that your admissions situation is a little different, and you’ll inevitably have questions about the process. Your personal consultant is trained to ensure that you’ll never be unsure about any aspect of the process.

Applying Specifically to the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges?

Check out our specialized elite applications program here.

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