High GPA but low SAT
Student 2 had an A average at an all-female Catholic High School, and an interest in Veterinary Science, but her SAT scores needed to increase to meet her excellent transcript. 14 hours of ACT and SAT test preparation helped raise her SAT score over 300 points. Individualized, supportive essay coaching helped this student write ten strong, creative essays, which landed this student admission to Cornell University, Fordham University, and the University of Delaware Honors Program.
Result: She attends Cornell, which was a reach school.
B Student with low SAT
Student 1 had a B-B+ average from a Catholic High School in New York, wanted to pursue physical therapy, but only scored 900 on the diagnostic SAT.
We started exploring alternatives to college, and agreed to work together to improve SAT scores. With 12 hours of test preparation, her score increased by nearly 600 points, which improved the students’ options and self-esteem dramatically. A reserved student, her essay was brief. With a supportive writing coach, the student was able to re-frame some of her life experience to write a powerful essay.
Result: She is now thriving in an excellent physical therapy program, which had been out of her reach before we worked together.
Student seeks Scholarships
Student applied to fourteen colleges. He has an impressive transcript and backstory, but needed to earn scholarships. While his story was powerful and unique, befitting his desire to pursue a career in psychology, he needed guidance in how to best present it. We worked with him on each essay, and he ended up with multiple offers with substantial scholarships and grants.
Result: He ultimately accepted a full scholarship to Swarthmore College.
How to Stand Out in a Sea of Highly-Competitive Applicants?
Student had stellar scores and an impressive transcript from Bergen County Academies AMST (Academy for Medical Science Technology) – but so did many of his classmates. He had done unique DNA research and played basketball. He wrote witty essays that showcased his sense of humor and affability.
Result: Student gained admittance and scholarships to Williams College, Bowdoin College, Tulane, Notre Dame University, Rice University, Brandeis University, College of the Holy Cross, Boston College and Villanova University.