While you’ll always interact with one counselor who knows your family best, your student will benefit from the collective experience of more than 60 Collegewise admissions experts.
Families who choose to enroll in our Complete Admissions Programs or Jumpstart typically pay the full enrollment fee upfront with a credit card or check, although we do offer payment plans for those who would like to spread payments out over the course of a few months.
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We ask the right questions, listen carefully to the responses, and unearth the kind of interesting, charming, endearing, or just plain compelling tales admissions officers want to read about. We’ll also set deadlines for drafts, offer our written feedback over email, and give the essay a final proofread to make sure it’s error-free.
And while we never over-edit or otherwise hijack the essay from the student (admissions officers can always tell when a student received too much help), every year, Collegewise students of all academic levels produce essays that make them proud and improve their applications. Contact a counselor in person or online and tell us more about where your student is in the essay process—starting from scratch, needing a second opinion on finished work, or somewhere in between. Get Started Statistically, it’s easier to get into Harvard than it is to become a counselor at Collegewise.
We get hundreds of applications for every available counseling position here, we relentlessly train counselors year-round, and we listen to our customers when they tell us about their Collegewise experiences.
Master counselors have a minimum of 5 years of admissions and/or counseling experience, or come from a highly selective academic/admissions background.
Many have additional relevant qualifications, including graduate degrees in education or counseling and specialized knowledge of topics like athletic recruiting and STEM majors.
Toward the end of the program, your counselor will guide your student through the preliminary stages of the college and major research process, taking into account the criteria that matter most to your family, including cost, size, academic programs, and location. Students who enroll in our Complete Admissions Programs will brainstorm each of their essays with their counselor and submit each essay for rounds of feedback and revision.
We also offer several essay packages for students who only want help with essays.