Our College Application Packages Are Different

Writing your best college essay is just one window that gives you a fighting chance. Using your entire college application to develop every compelling window into your life controls your destiny.

Yale

His college essay accomplished greater levels of depth

Penn

Her resume made her stand out from others who participate in the same activities

Stanford

Her supplemental essays rose to the intellect of the institution

Columbia

He shined with uniqueness and substance in the extra responses where hard-workers sound cliché

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However, possession of this knowledge, without the written skill needed to communciate compellingly, provides false confidence. Beyond knowledge, we empower students with skills needed to maximize the certainty of their desired outcomes.

 

How it Works

We offer three result-oriented packages for developing winning college applications, each backed by a money-back guarantee. All packages are the exact same at the core; one is not better than the others. They vary in 1-on-1 hours due to the varying amounts of extra, supplemental essays that your colleges may require. If you're not applying to colleges that require as many extra, supplemental essays, then you don't need as many hours.

Historical Success Rate: 

98.7% of the students who fully completed any of our college application packages have been admitted to one or more of their top 3 choice colleges, with the remaining 1.3% still being admitted to a top 20 ranked college for their desired major, so long as their grades and tests scores were above the bottom 25th percentile of their admitted peers.

Freshman and Transers: 

Each package below can complete both freshman and transfer applications as they are essentially the same, except for formatting differences.

Contact us for a free consultation. We can match you to the right package.

I. The Express Package (10 Hours)

Ideal for Students Who Are Only Applying to Colleges That All Share the Same Application

For example:

  • Applying only to the University of California colleges, which all use the UC application
  • Applying only to Private and/or Out of State colleges that use the Common Application
Money-back Guarantee: Your Top 3 Choices, a Top 100 Ranked College, or a college that accepts 39% or fewer applicants (view terms & exceptions).

You Get: Up to 10 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for live meetings, phone coaching and email coaching. This package is ideal for the typical student applying to either a) the UCs which all share the UC application or b) private and out of state colleges all sharing the Common Application (note: each private or out-of-state college may require one or more extra, school-specific essays). If you're applying to colleges using the Coalition and Common Applications, adding an extra hour or two is likely all you need to adapt your Common Application content for the Coalition Application.

Who is This Package Too Small For?

*UC Applicants with Certain Majors: Traditionally, you don't have supplemental essays, but the UC application is 7 pages long, compared to the 4 page Common Application. Therefore, if you are majoring in engineering, film, a creative or performing art, or another major which requires you to write up a creative portfolio and/or major-specific supplemental essays, then the Complete Package may be a better fit for you. We can helped you assess this before you sign up based on your major and any supplemental materials required.

**Common Applicants: The 10 hours helps most students complete the main Common Application plus one to three types of extra, supplemental essays. Note: the same types of supplemental essay prompts are often shared by different colleges, allowing you to get more mileage out of your Express Package. Colleges ranked top 20 to 200 tend to (almost unanimously) have identical supplemental essay prompts that can be distinctly recycled. However, colleges ranked 1 to 15 tend to have more numerous and non-overlapping prompts that require more attention. Therefore, before you sign up, we can provide an estimate based on your college list whether the Express or Complete Package is more fitting for your overlap opportunities.

Expectations:

The 10 hours help most students finish either a) the entire UC Application (7 pages of writing) or b) the entire Common Application (4 pages of writing). Plus, students often have enough time left over to complete 1 to 3 extra, school specific essays that some particular Common Application member colleges may require. Once the hours are exhausted, additional hours may be purchased at the discounted rate of $200/hr. You can also add hours if you ultimately decide to apply to more colleges than expected. In this event, we'd be happy to provide a quote on how many extra hours you're likely to need based on how much overlap exists in the extra supplemental essays you add.

With the Express Package, You'll Get:

✓ A step-by-step, no stress program for parents and students to get through the college applications and college essays
✓ Management of important dates and deadlines
✓ The ability to finish your college application(s) in as little as 6 weeks (or a choose a customized schedule that works for you) with deadline accountability
✓ Start before the applications are released: we have this year's prompts & guidelines
✓ Plus 40+ hours of College Zoom’s interactive online pre-meeting exercises (guide you step-by-step in thoughtfully completing 90% of your application’s components before we work on them 1-on-1)

A student may need additional time if he or she:

• Has chosen to apply to colleges that require more extra essays than usual.
• Doesn’t complete assigned homework or exert enough effort, requiring remedial counseling that sets back our agreed upon schedule
• Has special needs or learning challenges that require extra help to achieve a satisfactory work product.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most students who fit the aforementioned profile, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.

II. The Complete Package (15 hours)

Ideal for Most Students (Our Most Popular Package)

This is the Express Package with 5 extra hours because students applying to colleges that require the submission of multiple college applications (e.g. the Common Application, UC Application, Coalition Application, and/or ApplyTexas Application) will need this time to properly adapt their content to the formatting of each application. Most students won't require more than the Complete Package's 15 hours to complete the main component of each application, which contains essays that shouldn't be tailored to any one college. However, some colleges may additionally require unique, extra, additional supplemental essays. The 15 hours typically complete three to five types of different, non-overlapping supplemental essays. Commonly, each type of supplemental essay prompt will be shared by multiple colleges, allowing you to gain even more mileage out of the 15 hours.

Variable Hours: If the particular mix of colleges you're targeting require more supplemental essays with non-overlapping prompts than is usual, you can add extra hours to your Complete Package at a discounted rate to finish them. This way, you get exactly the help you need without overpaying for unlimited help you won't use. We're happy to provide a free estimate of how many extra hours, if any, you will likely need based on your specific major, colleges, and personal work habits.

Money-back Guarantee: Your Top 3 Choices, a Top 100 Ranked College, or a college that accepts 39% or fewer applicants (view terms & exceptions).

You Get: Up to 15 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for live meetings, phone coaching and email coaching. This package is ideal for the typical student applying to the UCs and a couple of private or out of state colleges (note: each private or out-of-state college may require one or more extra, school-specific essays).

The 15 hours help most students finish the entire UC Application (7 pages of writing) and the entire Common Application (4 pages of writing). Plus, students often have enough time left over to complete 3 to 5 extra, school specific essays that some particular Common Application member colleges may require. If a student is submitting a Coalition Application or ApplyTexas application, the hours that would've gone towards the supplemental essays can be used to develop those applications instead because these applications have each college's supplemental essays built into the main applications (rather than being separated). Once the hours are exhausted, additional hours may be purchased at the discounted rate of $200/hr.

With the Complete Package, You'll Get:

✓ A step-by-step, no stress program for parents and students to get through the college applications and college essays
✓ Management of important dates and deadlines
✓ The ability to finish your first college application(s) in as little as 7 weeks (or a choose a customized schedule that works for you) with deadline accountability
✓ Start before the applications are released: we have this year's prompts & guidelines
✓ Plus 40+ hours of College Zoom’s interactive online pre-meeting exercises (guide you step-by-step in thoughtfully completing 90% of your application’s components before we work on them 1-on-1)

A student may need additional time if he or she:

• Has chosen to apply to colleges that require more extra essays than usual.
• Doesn’t complete assigned homework or exert enough effort, requiring remedial counseling that sets back our agreed upon schedule
• Has special needs or learning challenges that require extra help to achieve a satisfactory work product.

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

III. The Elite Package (25 Hours):

Ideal for Students Mainly Applying to the Top 15 Colleges

The Elite Package is our Complete Package equipped with 10 extra hours to support a student who is applying exclusively to top 15 colleges (i.e. all of the Ivies and ultra elite colleges). Colleges in this highest tier of selectivity tend to require many, non-overlapping extra essay prompts that should be especially fine-tuned for sophistication. In addition, there will also be interview preparation.

Tip: If there are only two to four top 15 ranked colleges in your college list, we recommend the Complete Package with extra hours added. That way you get the same service but don't pay for extra hours for extra essays you won't be writing.

Money-back Guarantee: Your Top 4 Choices, a Top 50 Ranked College, or a college that accepts 39% or fewer applicants (view terms & exceptions).

You Get: Up to 25 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for live meetings, phone coaching and email coaching.

With the Elite Package, You'll Get:

✓ More hours than the Complete Package to account for the extra essays required by elite colleges
✓ Ace each college's interview
✓ A step-by-step, no stress program for parents and students to get through the college applications and college essays
✓ Management of important dates and deadlines
✓ The ability to finish your first college application(s) in as little as 7 weeks (or a choose a customized schedule that works for you) with deadline accountability
✓ Start before the applications are released: we have this year's prompts & guidelines
✓ Plus 40+ hours of College Zoom’s interactive online pre-meeting exercises (guide you step-by-step in thoughtfully completing 90% of your application’s components before we work on them 1-on-1)

Once the 25 hours of requested 1-on-1 meetings or offline reviews are exhausted, additional hours can be purchased at the discounted rate of $200/hr. A student may need additional time if he or she:

• Has chosen to apply to more colleges that require more extra essays than usual.
• Doesn’t complete assigned homework or exert enough effort, requiring remedial counseling that sets back our agreed upon schedule
• Has special needs or learning challenges that require extra help to achieve a satisfactory work product.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most students applying mostly to the top 15 colleges, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.

Alternative: Hourly Rate

To get spot help for your college application, precisely where you want it, our non-package hourly rate is $285/hour. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate.

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