Help students navigate the college search and admissions process to find, attend and graduate from a great-fit school.
This is done through a process that:
Honors the student’s strengths
Is encouraging and non-judgmental
Holds the student accountable for meeting deadlines and taking appropriate actions, and provides tools and techniques to help
Increases writing skills
Keeps the process as fun as possible
Facilitates open communication between the student, parents and coach
Our Philosophy: Focus on Fit
College Admission Coach helps students find a great-fit college. A place that the student will thrive academically and personally. A place where the student has an amazing four years, learns a lot, and is set up well for whatever their next life goals might be. A great-fit college is also a place your family can comfortably afford. A place where the student feels valued and has opportunities to shine.
A great-fit school does not mean a "name-brand" school. There are great-fit schools for every student, across levels of prestige. Yes, the College Admission Coach team has helped many students achieve their dreams of attending a highly-selective (highly-rejective) university. We have also helped many more students find colleges that they and their families might never have heard of, which provided impactful opprtunities. It's not where a student goes, it's what they do while they are there that matters most.
How do we measure success? If the student has a joyful college experience, graduates in four years and achieves their next goal (whether that is a career goal, a fellowship, graduate education or being a Peace Corp volunteer), then we did our job well.
Why a Balanced College List is Critical
So much changes in college admissions year-to-year that no parent or student can keep abreast of all the intricacies. Families hire us because it is our full-time job to stay informed and provide solid guidance. Let us help your student build a well-balanced list so your family can have a high confidence level they will have some terrific college choices.
Artificial Intelligence and the College Application Process
We may use Large Language Model AI tools like ChatGPT during a meeting with a student for research or brainstorming purposes. We do not want students to use these tools during the college essay writing process. Their voice needs to be authentic and they sign an ethical pledge attesting that all their writing is their own.
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