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Today the college application process can seem overwhelming, stressful and all-consuming. On the contrary, we believe the journey to college should be an exciting time for self-discovery! We help students identify and research strong matches across a number of criteria important to them. We work closely with each individual student to assess their strengths, identify opportunities, create a balanced college list and craft a seamless story throughout their application. With three years’ admissions experience at Stanford University and two years’ experience working directly with students, we've come to see the admissions process from both sides of the desk. By the end of the process, our students find a college where they will thrive.


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