COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING

CUSTOMIZE YOUR UNIQUE PATH TO COLLEGE SUCCESS.

With Academic Angle, nothing is one-size-fits all. You will custom design your own program while we make sure that you get enough time, attention, and guidance to chart your own unique path to success. Meanwhile, we’ll help you pick the right schools, write awesome essays, and submit your applications on time – all while keeping your goals and interests as our #1 priority. Online meetings and flexible scheduling will also make it easy to fit college preparation into your busy schedule!

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

We’ll teach you how to explore your college choices to find the right place where you will succeed both academically and socially, while also teaching you how to demonstrate why you deserve to be admitted. This is the reason why year after year 100% of our students gain admission to multiple schools on their best-fit college list and, on average, earn over $200k in total scholarship offers!

YOUR SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT TO US.

Since 2014 we’ve helped all different types of students find their best-fit college home. Trust us when we say that there is a great best-fit college waiting for you – no matter what type of student you are. Whatever your goals may be, you can rest assured that we are 100% committed to helping you achieve them!

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

START WITH AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

Schedule a 30-minute no-cost consultation so that we can learn about your needs, wants and expectations. If our programs look like a good match, we’ll invite you to schedule an in-person meeting!

START WITH AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

FOLLOW UP WITH AN IN-PERSON MEETING

We’d love to meet with you for an in-person, no obligation meeting. In-person meetings usually last 60-90 minutes, and if you live in Chicagoland, we’ll come to you! If you live further away, we’ll meet online using ZOOM or Skype. Ready to go? Click here to schedule!

FOLLOW UP WITH AN IN-PERSON MEETING

PARTICIPATE IN A READINESS EVALUATION

At the in-person meeting, you’ll participate in a college readiness evaluation and parent interview so that we can learn more about your needs and expectations for the college admission process in depth. We’ll also walk you through the most important features and benefits of our programs and address any questions that you may have.

PARTICIPATE IN A READINESS EVALUATION

EXAMINE YOUR OPTIONS

On the basis of the readiness evaluation, we’ll help point out the session topics and program options that appear to be most appropriate for your goals and objectives. If you’re ready to move forward, we can start the onboarding process and schedule your first official session right away! If you need more time to make a final decision, that’s ok too.

EXAMINE YOUR OPTIONS

GET STARTED!

We’ll set up and teach you how to use Custom College Plan and work together to choose session topics to customize your program. Upon completion of the onboarding process you’ll be on your way and ready to take control of your college admissions process using all of our tools and resources!

GET STARTED!

CHART YOUR OWN PATH, OR LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT ALL FROM BEGINNING TO END!​

Popular session topics include academic planning, improving communication skills, building your college list, standardized testing, writing essays and completing applications. A listing of our most popular session topics is available in our program guide. Make sure to ask about additional options, because we are always coming up with new ideas. Do you have a unique topic in mind? If so, feel free to suggest it so we can design your next session around your individual goals!

BEGIN WITH THE INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE

Two one-hour sessions plus access to our college planning resources

  • CUSTOM COLLEGE PLAN™ SUBSCRIPTION & RESOURCES
  • SESSION ONE:  DISCOVERING YOUR KEY COLLEGE CRITERIA
  • SESSION TWO:  TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE

THEN CHOOSE THE BEST PROGRAM FOR YOU!

LITE PROGRAM

+10 SESSIONS
SELF-GUIDED
ENOUGH TIME FOR 1-3 ESSAYS

Good for students who need help with a few specific parts of the college process.

Prepare at your own pace with this “a la carte” approach!

STANDARD PROGRAM

+20 SESSIONS
EXPERT-GUIDED
ENOUGH TIME FOR 10-20 ESSAYS

A better choice with enough time to cover the entire college process in detail.

Our most popular option!

ELITE PROGRAM

UNLIMITED SESSIONS
EXPERT-GUIDED
ENOUGH TIME FOR ALL OF YOUR ESSAYS

The best choice for students applying to highly selective or “Top-25” schools.

Virtually unlimited access with additional perks!

EXPLORE OUR MOST POPULAR COUNSELING SESSION TOPICS

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Create a stellar student resume, become an expert interviewer, and learn to put your skills and experience to work for you on social media, in your essays and on your applications

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SELF ASSESSMENT AND SELF MARKETING

Start your college planning adventure by exploring yourself, rather than a list of colleges. Craft a rock-solid strategy to differentiate yourself with a sharp "academic angle!"

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STANDARDIZED TESTING: ACT & SAT EXAMS

Maximize your potential with expert, one-on-one instruction. Our expert teachers have raised student scores by up to seven points on the ACT and 350 points on the SAT!

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THE COLLEGE SEARCH

Discover your key college criteria and use our expertise and research tools to develop a list of schools that best-fit your academic, social-emotional, and financial needs. Explore opportunities you never knew existed!

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COLLEGE ESSAY COACHING

Leverage our creative writing experts to craft the perfect essay! Work with our coaches to brainstorm ideas, create an essay blueprint, and help you write in a way that delivers your voice and unique perspective to admissions officers.

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COMPLETING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

We help you get organized and apply early! 90% of our students successfully complete their applications before Thanksgiving. Have your applications audited by our mock admissions committee before submitting them.

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FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS FOR COLLEGE READINESS

Is your student a Freshman or Sophomore and "not quite there yet?"  Consider the Foundations Program that builds college readiness skills and helps you maximize the high school experience!

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ACADEMIC PLANNING FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

Create a plan to make the right academic choices throughout high school. Work with our counselors to choose the best extracurricular and summer program options for you.

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FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP STRATEGY

Are you concerned about college affordability? We will help you to create a college list that maximizes your chances of earning financial aid and scholarships to help pay for school.