The Science of Admission

At Admissions Company, we believe that gaining admission into the best possible school begins with a comprehensive data analysis of the background of each of our clients, and determining whether that background matches the candidate profile that elite colleges and universities seek.  The amount of relevant data each applicant generates throughout high school is staggering.  Crunching that data and properly evaluating it in the context of college admissions is the core of our methodology.

The Art of Acceptance

At Admissions Company, our methodology is rooted in data and analytics, but complemented by a deep reservoir of expertise in guiding students from an early age to gain admission into the best possible college.  There is an art to finding the uniqueness in each applicant and helping them nurture that uniqueness into a gift that can be utilized as the foundation of an amazing college career.  If art is a combination of talent and practice, then we help each applicant become an artist by the time they apply to college.

Our Methodology

Our methodology gives our clients the competitive edge they need to gain acceptance into the best schools in the country. Below is a brief, high-level overview of how we achieve optimal results. Our methodology is also our secret recipe. That’s why all the details aren’t there. Call us and we’ll go over everything with you.

  • Initial Interview

    The first step in our process is the initial interview.  This takes between 2 and 4 hours with the applicant, and an additional 2 to 4 hours with the applicant’s parents.  We will get to know you, and what makes you tick in order to bring out the best part of you.

  • Review & Analyze

    We will review and analyze the results of the interview to develop an action plan. Depending on when you retain our services (some of our clients start before high school), we will develop an action plan to guide you through your high school year(s).

  • Develop a brand

    When competing with tens of thousands of other applicants to gain admission to an elite school, the only distinguishing factor is one’s brand.  We help you develop your own unique brand, nurture it, build it and protect it.  We will guide you every step of the way to ensure that high school is not only productive, but fun!

  • Develop a targeted list of schools

    Applying to college requires patience and perseverance.  It also requires the applicant to carefully select a list of colleges to apply to that maximizes the challenge and odds of getting accepted to the best possible colleges.

  • Measure Performance vs. Goals

    Throughout high school, it is important to measure one’s performance against the metrics required to gain acceptance into the student’s college of choice.  If your performance is falling behind, then we can help you marshal the necessary resources to regain the competitive edge.

  • The Art of Interviewing

    The college interview is an art.  It requires talent, training and practice.  At The Admissions Company, we begin this process as early as possible to ensure that by the time the college interview season comes around, you’re fully prepared for the challenge.

  • File applications with targeted schools

    Filing your applications may seem like an easy step, but it requires many small steps where the smallest mistake can have an amplified impact on your chances.  We make sure you cross every t and dot every i before clicking submit.

Our Service Packages

Guide

This service is for the student who already has a refined college list and has completed most of the college prep, but wants to be sure he/she has crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s.  To that end, we guide the student through the college planning process, to be sure everything has been completed, and done well, reflecting the student in the most positive light.  We help the student with essay prep, including multiple rounds of editing, to ensure that the essay topic(s) and writing best reflect the strengths and uniqueness of the applicant.

Coach

This service is ideal for students who have started the college prep process, but need focused, detailed direction in so far as developing and completing a custom college list, gaining a strong understanding of and preparing for the college interview, and essay guidance (including selecting topics and editing the essay).  Our coach package includes an initial interview with the applicant, which enables us to create a custom college list that matches the student’s interests and needs.  We serve as college coaches, guiding and encouraging students to put their best foot forward in the college application process.

Sherpa

This service guides applicants through the matrix of college admissions, developing and completing a custom college list, reviewing and analyzing the list to develop a final, targeted list that reflects the best match for applicants, gaining a strong understanding of and preparing for the college interview, and essay guidance (including selecting topics and editing the essay).  This service also includes oversight and review of all parts of the application, to be sure applicants submit seamless applications.   

Mentor

This is our most popular package, as it includes all services of the previous packages combined with our proprietary methodology.  Applicants who seek guidance and support with all parts of the application process select this package.  Integral to these services is personal branding, enabling students to stand out from the applicant pool, rise above the noise of applicants, and present themselves in the best, most unique, light.

PREP
$500
  • Initial Interview
  • Review & Analysis
  • Personal Branding
  • Performance Metrics & Improvement
  • Targeted College Planning
  • Application Prep
  • Essay Prep - Common App Only
  • Interview Prep
  • Final Choice
GUIDE
$1,500
  • Initial Interview
  • Review & Analysis
  • Personal Branding
  • Performance Metrics & Improvement
  • Targeted College Planning
  • Application Prep
  • Essay Prep - Common App + 3 Supplementals
  • Interview Prep
  • Final Choice
COACH
$3,000
  • Initial Interview
  • Review & Analysis
  • Personal Branding
  • Performance Metrics & Improvement
  • Targeted College Planning
  • Application Prep
  • Essay Prep
  • Interview Prep
  • Final Choice
SHERPA
$6,000
  • Initial Interview
  • Review & Analysis
  • Personal Branding
  • Performance Metrics & Improvement
  • Targeted College Planning
  • Application Prep
  • Essay Prep
  • Interview Prep
  • Final Choice
MENTOR
$15,000
  • Initial Interview
  • Review & Analysis
  • Personal Branding
  • Performance Metrics & Imporvement
  • Targeted College Planning
  • Application Prep
  • Essay Prep
  • Interview Prep
  • Final Choice