Since 1996, AdmissionsConsultants has worked with thousands of college applicants, helping them maximize their chances of acceptance to their desired universities and colleges through our holistic approach to the admissions process. Our unique qualifications and client-oriented practice include:
AdmissionsConsultants employs dozens of admissions consultants who work directly with our clients. Collectively, our college admissions consultants have made accept, reject, and waitlist decisions on tens of thousands of applications at highly selective American colleges and universities. Our consultants share their experience and insights with each another, ensuring that our admissions knowledge is disseminated throughout the Firm. We keep in regular contact with former colleagues still working in admissions offices and interview admissions professionals at various colleges each year in order to keep current on admissions trends and policy changes. Furthermore, each year we conduct dozens of interviews with admissions professionals at various colleges.
All of our consultants have served on admissions committees at the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. They have made accept, reject, and waitlist decisions on the basis of applicant interviews, essays and personal statements, letters of reference, SAT and ACT scores, and other application material. They know from personal experience what differentiates a ‘median’ (50th percentile) applicant from an outstanding 10th to 20th percentile) applicant.
We know exactly what admissions committees are looking for in applicants, and how you can best present your own unique ‘story’ to them.
We appreciate that your admissions consultant will play a decisive role in determining your admissions chances and helping you chart your future career goals. As a result, we only hire the most highly qualified consultants to work for our Firm. We review about 100 resumes for every 1 job applicant we call back, and we only hire about 1 out of every 5 job applicants that we interview. The only applicants we invite to join the Firm are those who demonstrate the proper knowledge of the admissions process, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a true sense of concern for their clients’ welfare.
A college application represents a big decision. An application that results in rejection means that, at best, you lose a year of your time, along with the time and money you spent on preparing the application. We believe in helping our clients avoid such losses by identifying problems early on in the application process. If you don’t have a chance of gaining admission to a particular school, we will tell you so during the initial consultation. We will tell you exactly why your application is weak, and what you would need to do to strengthen it. On the other hand, we’ll also tell you if you’re aiming too low in your college selection, and if there are more selective programs you should consider.
We do far more for our clients than simply edit their essays for grammar and style. Colleges turn down plenty of applicants who submit grammatically-correct essays and personal statements – you need more than that to make you stand out from the crowd. Our comprehensive admissions support will help you understand and manage the many parts of an effective college application. We will make sure that your essays have the proper content to best advocate your unique candidacy. We will also advise you on college selection, essay strategy and story formulation, letters of reference, resumes, application completion, and interview preparation. We know that admissions committees are looking for more than just technically-correct essays. Resumes, letters of reference, extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer experience, and interviewer feedback are all reviewed when committees make accept, reject, and waitlist decisions. As former admissions officers, we know how these factors affect an application. This is why our success rate is so high.
You might be a better candidate than you realize. Your consultant will get to know you in order to identify your unique strengths as a prospective student, and will help you pull together those stories from your past that illustrate your gifts and accomplishments. We’ve heard our clients say over and over again, “I didn’t know that story was worth writing!” Yet sometimes it is precisely a hidden gem from your past that can make the difference to your applications. We’ll get to know you, and we will find the stories to make your application stand out.
AdmissionsConsultants employs many college admissions consultants, with many different areas of expertise. The two things they all have in common are first-hand admissions committee experience and professionalism in helping their clients gain admission to their top-choice colleges.
We have consultants with admissions committee experience at Ivy League schools, Big 10 schools, large public universities, and small private colleges. We also have a consultant with music conservatory admissions committee experience – if you are hoping to exploit a musical talent in your admissions quest, she is the perfect consultant for you! We even have a consultant who was athletic liaison to the admissions committee at a very selective Division 1A university.
Our consultants live all across the U.S. They will meet clients in person, when geographic distance is not an issue.
Call us at 1.800.809.0800 (+1 703.242.5885 outside the US and Canada) to find out which consultants have current availability. We probably have a consultant who is a very good match with your background.
We understand that your schedule may be hectic, especially if you’re juggling your college search with work and family responsibilities. All of our consultants keep evening and weekend hours, along with daytime availability.
We have a policy of returning draft documents to our clients within a maximum of 72 hours – including weekends and holidays! Over 95% of the time we return essays, letters of reference, resumes, etc., within 48 hours. We are very proud of our quick turnarounds, which are part of our standard service – there is no premium charge and no need to request special attention.
Don’t be surprised if, when you win admittance to your preferred college, you find your consultant is as excited about it as you are. We’re human, too. We spend so much time with our clients that our consultants get personally attached to the admissions results.
We only require a one hour minimum payment in order to retain our services. We do this because we really do believe that our services sell themselves
better than any glossy brochure or salesperson can. (Give us a try!)
For your convenience, we offer fixed-fee and hourly payment options. Our fixed-fee payment options provide comprehensive packages that include unlimited access to your consultant and unlimited personal statement and/or essay revisions for the number of applications that you purchased. There are never any hidden charges in dealing with us!