Intelligent Decisions That Take You Farther

Learn where you stand on a real evaluation sheet that admissions officers use to holistically score you. Then, get a unique strategy for raising your rating to achieve the admissions and scholarship offers you want.

Harvard

His plan didn't require more activities or for him to burn out

Berkeley

Her plan didn't require her to volunteer

UCLA

His plan turned gaming from a hobby into a legitimate activity

All of these students loved their journey to college. Many other students waste their time going through the motions of activities that they've heard will look good to colleges. With us, you'll know better.

We Provide Step-by-Step Precision and Clarity

Our process begins with a massive perspective shift. It ends with you having exceeded the right expectations of your dream colleges

How It Works: We identified the common denominators in students accepted by your desired colleges and will help you authentically develop those qualities in your own unique ways. First, we align your activities with the standards and expectations of your dream colleges, planning a customized vision and arc of achievement that will stand out. Second, we shape the other aspects of your college counseling around your arc. For instance: academic planning, summer activities, standardized test scheduling, college matching, financial aid and scholarship advising. In doing this, we build a comprehensive end-to-end plan for your success.

The Sooner, the Better: Whether you start now or later, our package conveys the same essential teachings and knowledge. The main difference is the amount of time you'll have to implement it, which makes all the difference in your outcomes.

Choose your start date:

The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started freshman year, it comes with 20 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your multi-year plan:

Freshmen Year (7 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Pick the right sophomore year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Sophomore Year (7 Meetings):

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges
✓ Establish your standardized test-taking strategy and dates
✓ Pick the right junior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Junior Year (5 Meetings)

✓ Pursue a legacy project
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

20 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the specific colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most freshmen, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started sophomore year, it comes with 15 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your multi-year plan:

Sophomore Year (7 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Determine your standardized test-taking strategy and dates
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Pick the right junior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Junior Year (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

15 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most sophomores, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started junior year, it comes with 12 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

Junior Year (7 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Determine your standardized test-taking strategy and dates
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Summer Before Senior Year (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

12 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most juniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started senior year, it comes with 10 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

Senior Year (8 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Determine your standardized test-taking strategy and dates (if needed)
✓ Secure letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

10 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most seniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: This package sets you up to transfer after one year of college. It comes with 10 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

First Semester (8 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Secure letters of recommendation (if needed)
✓ Discover better colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

10 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most seniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: This package sets you up to transfer after two years of college. It comes with 12 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

First Year of College (7 Meetings):

✓ Understand admissions
✓ Learn where you stand
✓ Establish your vision
✓ Build a strategic roadmap
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation (if needed)
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Second Year of College (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Discover better colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

12 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($250/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most juniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: “Will the hours in my plan really be enough?"

A: If you do your pre-meeting action steps with honest effort, yes. The pre-meeting assignments are highly structured steps that guide you in acquiring knowledge and intermediary accomplishments that are prerequisites for your next 1-on-1 session. However, a student may need additional time if he or she:

1) Doesn’t complete assigned homework or exert effort, requiring remedial counseling that sets back our agreed upon schedule
2) Has special needs or learning challenges that require extra help to achieve a satisfactory work product.

Q: "How will we work together?"

A: A shared interactive workspace will be provided where everything you do for college admissions will be organized in one convenient place. Our consulting relationship involves three types of activities, in order of frequency:

1. In person meetings or virtual meetings via Skype (based on your preference)
2. Emails and phone calls for coaching in between meetings
3. Offline reviews of your work upon request

These activities count towards the counseling hours you purchase.

Q: “How is time tracked? How will I know if I’m running low on time?”

A: Time and meeting logs are kept in the workspace where all of your work will be done with College Zoom. You will always know whether you are ahead or behind schedule so that time can be managed appropriately. For example, if you fall behind and need to make back time, you’ll be able to do so in the next pre-meeting assignment you’ll complete before your next 1-on-1 session.

Q: “What about my college applications?”

A: By completing your package on schedule, you will be ready to begin your college applications for which we have other service offerings.