College Admissions Coaching

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Who we are

We are a team of seasoned educators, former admissions directors at elite colleges, and nationally recognized experts who are exceptionally skilled and dedicated to expanding students' academic, co-curricular and personal development, and each with an extensive track record of success.

We believe that the most qualified and successful college coaches are those who have direct admissions and counseling experience, with firsthand knowledge of how to successfully guide the student through every single aspect of the process. In addition to an excellent college match, what distinguishes us from others is that we prioritize holistic coaching, with the goal of helping each student realize significant personal growth by the end of our work together. Our coaching methods are rooted in the fields of adolescent development and positive psychology, and are based on years of research and experience in schools – we address root causes, not just symptoms, to help students thrive.

Why work with us

While our coaches' experiences at elite colleges and universities allow us to serve as first-rate strategists with insider knowledge of how to gain admission into the most selective institutions, our impact is greater than attaining college acceptances. We believe that the college application process should be a time of personal reflection, growth, and maturation. Our students achieve not only a wonderful college outcome, but also learn lessons and skills that help them succeed in college and beyond. We're realists, too. We know the college process can be stressful. So we demystify it by putting clear systems in place, relying on concrete data, our experience, and our expertise to alleviate much of the stress and enable the highest level of success.

Our process

We work on every facet of the college search and application process. We believe applications are not just forms to fill out. Bridging the gap between who a student is and how they appear on paper takes serious work. From creating a school list to editing essays, to interview prep, our expert coaches guide students each step of the way.

We provide consistent, in-depth mentorship. Some of our students have clear direction, while others need help finding their passions. We mentor students by providing academic, co-curricular and personal advising. In our process students intentionally discover their own unique talents and abilities.

When to begin

A discussion with one of our directors about your goals will help clarify the best approach for your student. Some families decide to start in freshman or sophomore year, seeking assistance with academic course selection, intellectual development, extracurricular planning, resume writing, cover letter writing, interview prep, or summer program application support. Other families begin when their student is a junior or rising senior. 

With a consistent adult presence, students who have experienced coaching are markedly more mature and ready not only for the college application process, but for college itself. Call us at 215-886-9188 or click here to email us for more information or to arrange a free consultation.

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Matt Graeff, Wissahickon High School
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A+ Test Prep and Tutoring -- Philadelphia

505 York Road, Suite 6, Jenkintown PA 19046

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Philadelphia, PA 19146