The college application process can be a stressful experience for students and parents. Allow us to guide you through the admissions process and provide one-on-one mentorship, support, and thoughtful input to help you succeed. Please read below for more details and feel free to contact us with questions or pricing inquiries.

ESSAY ONLY SUPPORT

For those students who seek guidance with writing compelling, polished essays, we offer hourly consultation.  Essay only support does not include support with other components of the application and is best suited for those students who plan to manage the application process themselves.

SERVICES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS

For those students looking for application strategy advising over a longer time period, we offer extensive application support beginning in the sophomore or junior year (depending on the student’s needs).  Extensive application support includes essay support plus the services listed below.

School Selection:  We share our expertise and assist students with exploring a wide range of public and private colleges and universities.  We help students identify and apply to colleges that fit them personally.  Some students would like to attend a liberal arts school in the wilderness, others would like a combined undergraduate/MD program, while other students may prefer a smaller school where professors teach undergraduate seminars.  Savvy Prep guides students in selecting the school that is most compatible with their objectives.

Resume/Extracurricular List:  Building a solid resume/extracurricular list is crucial in the admissions process as it is a concise summary that outlines the student’s background and achievements.  We advise students on how to make a significant impact in their school, local and global community, and maintain the confidence to meet these goals.  We support students by helping them decide which activities to highlight, which to perhaps omit, and ultimately how to present themselves as an outstanding, qualified applicant.

Test Scores:  Together with our students we consider a comprehensive standardized testing plan, if applicable.  We analyze which test scores to send to schools and perhaps which tests (if any) to re-take.

Teacher Recommendations:  We work with students on how to facilitate or improve teacher relationships and we help students select teachers who will provide the strongest recommendations on their behalf.

High School Courses, Summer Programs and Internships: We will strategize on high school courses, AP options, internships, and summer programs to consider that best demonstrate the applicant’s aspirations.

Financial Aid Consultation:  For many students, financial aid is one of the most important considerations when applying and ultimately selecting a school.  The FAFSA form can be complicated for some families. At Savvy Prep we assist students with navigating this process and provide insight on financial aid package options.  Furthermore, we can suggest additional scholarships available at certain schools which may be an excellent fit for our students.

Applicant Narrative: Packaging the applicant is what we do best.  We incorporate all of the components above along with the student’s family background, culture and community to effectively tell the student’s story. Together with our applicants, we work to portray their academic, extracurricular, intellectual, and professional potential as well as their personal character and values to share a memorable narrative with the admissions committee.

SERVICES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

We work with high school seniors to review their high school career thus far and maximize their senior year to enhance their application portfolio.  We help them with finalizing their school list, updating their resume, polishing their essays, and creating a compelling applicant narrative.  Other services for high school seniors include:

Advisement on Applying Early if Applicable:  A popular question among high school seniors is “Should I Apply Early Anywhere?”  The answer varies depending on the school and the applicant.  We consider different options with our students and together come to a strategic decision.

Interview Preparation:  It is vital to impress the university representative who writes a report on the applicant’s behalf.  Savvy Prep teaches students how to ace their interview. Students learn to confidently articulate their strengths, answer vague questions in a manner which highlights their achievements and convey their personality and character through a mature presence that resonates with the interviewer.

Evaluate Offers of Admission: We help students with evaluating admission and financial aid offers and with selecting the school that is best suited to his or her needs.

Advisement on Deferrals/Waitlist: Receiving a deferral or waitlist offer can be confusing and disappointing.  Savvy Prep will share insight into options for next steps and provide a strategic plan to help maximize the chances of admission.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Application Logistics Management: At Savvy Prep we understand that the needs of our students vary.  For those students and families who prefer to solely focus on their application content, we offer extensive application support with application logistics management.  With logistics management, Savvy Prep creates a detailed spreadsheet and binder for each school to manage the applicant’s application timelines, essay drafts, teacher recommendation reminders, test score submission, financial aid forms, etc.  We ensure that the applicant submits the correct forms at the correct time, eliminating any stress associated with managing details.

Specialty Advising: For those students focused on a particular field such as pre-law, pre-med, pre-dental, pre-business, engineering, psychology, etc., Savvy Prep offers Specialty Advising as an additional service which connects students with top U.S. university graduates who pursued a comparable field. These university graduates will share their college and career experiences, offer valuable insight on schools specifically related to students’ academic interests, and work together with students and Savvy Prep to create a customized strategic plan to optimize the admissions process and outcomes.