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ADMISSIONS COUNSELING

I take my work as a college counselor and my responsibility to the families who have put their trust in me very seriously. College counseling is the hardest part of my job, as there is immense emotion involved, my own included.

I care immensely about every student I counsel, and every family that looks to me for guidance. Because of the time I dedicate getting to know each student as individuals – beyond the numbers that go into their GPA, standardized tests, and community service hours.

I believe in each student and recognize their potential far beyond what an admissions committee might. I check in with every one of my students to find out how they did on little quizzes at school. You can imagine how much I care when it comes to college.

Students regularly ask me how I got into Princeton, how can they get into Princeton, how can they get into any top college, or really into any college anymore.  I usually try to be sympathetic to their insecurities, responding that my family lived in Egypt… that I was a Jewish girl who spoke Arabic, had a unique experience, and that’s how I got in.  Of course, the reality is not quite that simple.

When I applied to college in 1996, we all took the SAT once.  One time.  There were no expectations beyond that and certainly no Score Choice.  I applied to five schools.  I put a stamp on each application and mailed them from the post office.  There was no Internet ambushing me with fear, self-doubt, and the persistently nauseating certainty that others had unearthed more than I had amongst the endless sources of information.

Athletics were important.  Grades were very important.  Community service mattered.  If I had legacy, so much the better.  These facts haven’t changed.  What has changed is the degree of intensity.  I get the sense that today’s students believe they need to have won Olympic medals, maintained a 4.3 GPA, and fed tribes of starving children all while inventing teleportation in order to get into college.

The fact is, there are now almost 3,000 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S., each staffed with Admissions departments that are more than happy to divulge the secrets of their acceptance decisions.  Despite the diversity of schools, most of them list the same factors as highest amongst their admissions considerations.

Aspire Prep’s College Counseling program provides a hand to hold at a time that, for most students, feels like the most important of their lives.

We are there to explain, support, and guide students through critical parts of the process, including:

  • SCHOOL RESEARCH AND SELECTION
  • EARLY AND REGULAR DECISION STRATEGY
  • ACADEMIC AND STANDARDIZED TEST PLANNING
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACCENTUATING 
  • ESSAY WRITING 
  • ADMISSIONS AND ALUMNI INTERVIEW COACHING 
  • FINANCIAL AIR NAVIGATION

Aspire Prep works with each student to assess his or her academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths. We give our hearts and time to each family to make sure that your options at the end of the process are best suited to your goals and financial needs.

We are happy to work hand in hand with school counselors, teachers, and parents, as well as the student. This is a very personal process. It should always feel like the people you’re trusting with such important decisions are giving you everything they have.

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