admissions support

make your application and essays stand out

Admission is just the starting point

Application & Essay Support

When it’s time to prepare and submit the Common Application (or any other applications) and required Personal Statement (and supplemental essays), most students benefit from the personal coaching provided by an experienced admissions counselor.  This is particularly true of students applying to selective and highly selective colleges.  To support students with this process, we offer a comprehensive support and coaching package that includes:

  • half-day seminar during the summer before the senior year conducted by staff who specialize in assisting students with college essays. While we cannot and do not write essays for students, we can help them brainstorm for suitable and appropriate topics, refine their approach to the topic, provide editorial input and make sure the real “voice” of the student is expressed. Students will have a chance to review and critique sample essays using criteria we supply. This is perhaps the most neglected area in the college admissions application especially regarding the greater emphasis many highly selective colleges place on the applicant’s writing ability.
  • during the summer seminar, we walk students through the Common Application and assist with account setup.
  • assistance with the Personal Statement for the Common Application
  • assistance with up to eight (8) individual college supplemental essays.
  • oversight of the application process from initial setup through submission of the core application and any required supplements
  • instruct students about how to coordinate faculty letters of recommendation, high school counselor evaluations, transcript release forms and official SAT/ACT score reports
  • review Common Application & Supplements prior to submission using in-house quality control procedures

Our Process

Admission Application & Essays


The high school senior year is a demanding time for college applicants.  School activities take a lot of time, and often create a “hurry up and finish” approach to the college application and essays.  You don’t want this to happen.  Four years of hard work need to be presented in such a way that the student’s strengths are appropriately highlighted.


To avoid family arguments and one parent being designated the “nag” we recommend an experienced, objective third party coach who can guide the student, manage the deadlines, keep everything on track and ensure student confidence.  Keeping peace in the house is an added benefit!

Best Time to Start

Grade 12

Time to Complete

1 – 3 Months




“I hired Strategies For College to assist both of my children.  It was money well spent and a great experience for all of us.  Do yourself a favor and see what they can do for you.”

Greg Rouleau, Barre, VT

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