College Admissions FAQ

The college admissions process can be confusing, so it’s okay to have some questions before working with Prepory. Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about our college admissions counseling program.

What is college counseling?

College counseling is a service that guides students towards the path to college admissions success. The college admissions process is exactly that—a process, and one that requires critical steps at each stage. 

To succeed in the process, students must accomplish several critical objectives: 1) develop the self-awareness and clarity they need to excel in their academic and collegiate endeavors 2) understand how their application will be evaluated and the strengths and weaknesses of their application thus far 3) how to effectively package and present the achievements they’ve worked so hard to earn. 

Much like the admissions committee evaluates candidates holistically, we too evaluate and coach our students through a holistic approach to get them from where they are to where they should be.

What happens during college counseling?

Through college counseling, students will understand how to effectively navigate the college admissions process with confidence and vigor. With guidance from Prepory, students explore best-fit college options, strategically college search, demonstrate meaningful academic and extracurricular involvement, and understand how to strategically tackle their college application.

When do the individual advising sessions occur?

Students select from several afterschool time options to meet with their coach. Students will meet with their coach at the same time each week for the duration of that semester. Session frequency varies per grade level and package you’re enrolled in.

Who will be my student’s college admissions coach?

Our college admissions coaching team is made up of former admissions officers, former university faculty, Ivy League writing coaches, and a network of students from the nation’s most selective colleges. Students are paired with a college admissions coach based on their availability and career interests.

All Prepory college admissions coaches partake in extensive training before working with students. Our training includes a comprehensive college admissions course created by our team of former admissions officers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, and Brown University. 

To learn more about our coaches, visit our Meet the Coaches page.

Can I speak to a college admissions coach before enrolling in Prepory’s services?

Due to the high volume of demand we have for our services, we are unable to coordinate a meeting prior to enrollment. Once enrolled, we’ll schedule a call between your student and their college admissions coach in advance of starting their individual advising sessions.

What do individual advising sessions entail?

Through individual advising sessions, students meet with their college admissions coach to receive individualized counseling following our curriculum. They’ll work together to brainstorm and improve their college application collateral. Individual advising sessions occur through video conferences and are approximately 60 minutes long.

What do Thematic and College Exploration Workshops entail?

College Exploration Workshops: Current students at top universities across the nation broadly discuss their school and personal experience at the university. 

Thematic Workshops: Students participate in synchronous webinars concerning specialized advising topics, including STEM, study abroad, transferring schools, and other college admissions-related topics.

College Exploration and Thematic Workshops are hosted weekly and are approximately 60 minutes long.

What are unlimited essay and resume reviews?

Students use our online platform, MyPrepory, to submit personal statements, supplemental essays, and high school resumes for feedback and improvement. Our team will review their materials and provide grammatical, structural, organizational, and content feedback within 24-48 business hours.

What do parent check-ins entail?

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in a phone call with their child’s college admissions coach, a member of the Prepory team. Parents will learn about their child’s progress through the Prepory programming and have the opportunity to ask questions. Parent check-ins are approximately 15-30 minutes long. 

How much does college counseling cost?

Prepory provides several packages and service offerings. We offer hourly advising, unlimited college essay reviews, and comprehensive packages for high school and transfer students. Our standard annual programming, our most popular service offering, includes 1:1 advising sessions, unlimited essay reviews, college exploration workshops, and access to college prep content via MyPrepory. Our programming is competitively priced, with fees ranging from several hundred to thousands of dollars.

When should I get started?

The earlier, the better. The college admissions process is a holistic process and evaluates all four years of high school. Most elite private schools begin college planning in 7th grade.

What is “MyPrepory”?

MyPrepory is our unique online platform! This is where students access their individual advising sessions, College Exploration Workshops, Thematic Workshops, preview their application materials, and make essays submissions. Once students are enrolled in Prepory, they’ll receive an email with instructions to create a MyPrepory account. 

Does Prepory guide students through the transfer application process?

Yes! While our transfer college admissions coaching services are tailored to each student’s unique transfer application process, some topics transfer applicants engage with are finalizing a college list, letters of recommendation, the personal statement, resume construction, and financial aid. 

To learn more about our transfer admissions services, click here.

How can I get Prepory’s college admissions services in my school?

Prepory’s institutional partnerships are tailored to each school’s goals. We customize our on-campus seminar topics, online course content, and guidance to meet your school’s specific needs. 

To learn more about our institutional partnerships, click here.

Does Prepory guarantee my acceptance to a highly selective university?

Although we have a strong track record of success, nothing is guaranteed in the college admissions process. Our goal is to support students and ensure students have the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully apply to their dream school.

Does Prepory guide students through the transfer application process?

Of course! Prepory has guided many students in transferring into their dream school. While our transfer college admissions coaching services are extremely tailored to each student’s unique transfer application process, some of the common topics transfer applicants engage with are finalizing a college list, letters of recommendation, personal statements, resume construction, financial aid, and Common and Coalition Apps.

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