College Counseling

College Counseling

Academics ETC assists students build winning college applications. We have extensive knowledge of the details of the process and years of experience in admissions and higher education.

The process includes:

  • Annual review and recommendation of specific high school classes (regular, Honors or Advanced Placement)
  • Review of student’s strengths and areas of improvement. Discuss areas of interest and goals.
  • Analysis of the key elements of the application process,  requirements, options and alternatives.
  • We will demonstrate techniques for making your transcript reflect both the demands of your classes and your long term commitments.
  • We will work with the student to understand his or her interests, ambitions and goals in order to create a target list of best-fit colleges. Factors including: location, size, cost, majors,  facilities, housing, activities, student to faculty ratio, quality of the department for your area of study, admission, retention and graduation rates, research opportunities, internships, cost, as well as academic, advising, and career services are considered.
  • We coach students on writing a personal statement and supplemental essays that can distinguish them from the thousands of other applicants. We will help identify and lay out the student’s unique story, and assist in writing compelling narratives, responses, and supplements to make best possible impact on admissions officers.
  • We create customized lists to track every aspect of the process and meet regularly to ensure that students stay ahead of the game and finish their applications early.
  • We are experienced in the Common Application, UC Application, and all other college apps.
  • We will help you understand how college applications work, what components are required, and how to maximize the way you are presented. From letters of recommendation to activities resumes, we will guide you through it all. Juniors and Seniors can greatly benefit from our guidance from start to finish.