As the name suggests, the Applying program is appropriate for families seeking full support through the later portions of the application process (school list development, letter of recommendation suggestions, application strategy and essay brainstorming & editing). Meanwhile, the Planning program is better suited for those earlier in the process looking for assistance with pre-application planning such as academic interest exploration, extracurricular profile building and course selection.
Essays are an extremely important component of the application. AcceptU counselors help you select the right question(s), brainstorm appropriate topic(s) and edit essays to highlight your accomplishments while maintaining your voice. Counselors provide feedback on grammar, spelling, tone, message and content.
No. The Applying and Planning programs are both all-inclusive in nature, so you don’t have to worry about running out of hours.
Yes. Questions can be emailed directly to your counselor; you can expect a reply within 1-3 business days, but often more quickly.
Typical topics include pre-application planning (academic advising, extracurricular & summer activity planning, standardized test strategy, college visits), college list, application strategy, essay topic selection, brainstorming and editing, letters of recommendation, activities list/résumé, final application review, interview preparation and decision support.
All AcceptU clients receive access to our online application management tool. This will keep you on track with deadlines, facilitate communication with your counselor and keep all parties on the same page with regard to “to dos” and next steps.