College Admissions FAQhunter2023-08-23T09:44:57-04:00
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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.
College counseling is a service that guides students on the path to college admissions success. The college admissions process is exactly that — a process, and an individualized one that requires critical steps at each stage.
To succeed in the admissions process, students must accomplish several milestones: 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 by admissions officers, and 3) how to effectively package and present the achievements they’ve worked so hard to earn.
We evaluate and coach our students through a holistic approach to get them from where they are to where they should be.
Our college counseling program guides students through effectively navigating the college admissions process with confidence.
During our tailored coaching sessions, students explore best-fit college options, learn how to demonstrate meaningful academic and extracurricular involvement, and develop strategies to effectively tell their story on their college applications alongside their dedicated college admissions coach.
Session frequency varies depending on grade level and the program you’re enrolled in. Students and coaches establish a regular meeting frequency within the timeline provided by their program. In most cases, 9th and 10th grade students are meeting biweekly or monthly, while 11th grade, 12th grade, and transfer students are meeting biweekly or weekly.
Our college admissions team leverages over 100 years of collective admissions experience. Our team is made up of multi-degree academics, former university faculty, former admissions officers, Ivy League writing coaches, and graduates from the nation’s most selective schools.
Students are paired with a college admissions coach based on their availability, academic interests, and area of expertise.
All Prepory college admissions coaches undergo a comprehensive training course before working with their students. This course is designed by our team of former admissions officers from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, and Brown University.
Due to high demand, we are unable to coordinate a meeting with our coaches prior to enrollment.
Once your student is enrolled in Prepory’s programs, you’ll schedule an Orientation Session between your family, college admissions coach, and a member of the Prepory leadership team in advance of starting one-on-one advising sessions.
During your free initial consultation, we’ll assess your student’s applicant profile and higher education goals, provide detailed information about our services, and share tips on how to navigate the U.S. college admissions process.
If you have further questions after our initial call, we’ll be happy to coordinate a second call with the whole family to make sure no one’s questions are left unanswered.
Through one-on-one advising sessions, students meet with their college admissions coach to receive individualized counseling following their personalized syllabus and program milestones. They’ll work together to brainstorm, curate, and form their college application collateral. One-on-one advising sessions occur through Zoom video conferences and are 60 minutes long.
Students can submit their personal statements, supplemental essays, and high school resumes for comprehensive feedback from our team of essay review experts. Our essay team will review their materials and provide grammatical, structural, organizational, and content feedback within three (3) business days.
During parent check-in calls, parents will meet with their child’s college admissions coach and a member of the Prepory leadership team. You’ll receive an update on your child’s progress and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding their application process. Parent check-ins are 30 minutes long.
We have several program offerings depending on grade level and the student’s goals. Some of our services include hourly advising, unlimited college essay and resume reviews, and comprehensive programs for high school and transfer students. Our standard program, our most popular service offering, includes one-on-one advising sessions, unlimited essay and resume reviews, and access to college prep content via MyPrepory. Our standard hourly rate is $325/hr and our comprehensive annual counseling programs start at $4,900.
The earlier, the better! The college admissions process is a holistic process and admissions committees evaluate all four years of high school. Most elite private schools begin college planning in 7th grade.
We’ve partnered with CounselMore to enhance communication on our unique online platform, which we call MyPrepory. This platform connects our coaches, students, parents, and the Prepory team at large. Once students are enrolled in Prepory, they’ll receive an email with instructions to create their MyPrepory account.
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.
Although we have a strong success record, 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.