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College Consulting Program

 

Trusted by Parents for 10+ Years to Help Their Students Get into Top Universities

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One of the biggest problems with getting into college is that:

Having Good GPA / SAT Scores
Getting Accepted into a Good University
Hear it from universities themselves:
“Academic criteria are important to Yale’s selective admissions process, but we look at far more than test scores and grades... every applicant brings something unique to the admissions committee table. Perhaps one application stands out because of sparkling recommendations, while another presents outstanding extracurricular talent; maybe your personality shines through a powerful written voice.”
“Even perfect test scores don't guarantee admission. Far from it: 69% of Stanford's applicants over the past five years with SATs of 2400—the highest score possible— didn't get in... we're also looking for evidence that this young person has a passion, that he or she will bring something to our community that is unique.”

Here’s the reality :

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Stanford accepted 2,114 students

25,518 students had a 4.0 GPA or above

For every 1 spot available at Stanford, there are 12 students that apply with a 4.0+ GPA

University of California Berkeley (UCB, UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Accepted 14,429 students

40,706 students had a 4.0 GPA or above

For every 1 spot available at Berkeley, there are ~3 students that apply with a 4.0+ GPA

UC Davis Accepted 28,971 students

23,386 students had a 4.0 GPA or above

For every 1 spot available at Davis, there are ~1 students that apply with a 4.0+ GPA

There are more SMART students within the GPA range than there is space AVAILABLE

Therefore, universities are not only looking for good students,
but ones who will stand out, be successful after graduating, and uphold the school’s excellent reputation.

Learn What To Do About It

We specifically designed our program to serve two type of students:

PROBLEM

  • Top GPAs/SATs ≠ Accepted to Ivy League Universities
  • Their strong academics tells universities “I can handle the competition, rigor, and course load of school”
  • But they don’t give universities a reason to accept them over the thousands of other students with excellent grades and test scores

ATTRIBUTES

  • A’s in their Honors and AP classes
  • Top SAT/ACT scores
  • Science Bowl, Math Olympiad, Spelling Bee
  • Plays piano, violin, clarinet, etc.
  • Active in clubs, sports, etc.

SOLUTION

  • Need a strong offense to beat others with top GPAs/SATs
  • Need to write a highly differentiated essay to stand out
  • Must get into prestigious internships & programs
  • Need a strong recommendation letter from credible sour

PROBLEM

  • GPA/SAT does not highlight true potential
  • They have other strengths that cannot be found in their GPA/SAT scores
  • They are smart & motivated, but need a way to show universities they can be successful beyond GPA/SAT

SOLUTION

  • Need to offset GPA/SAT score with strong offense
  • Need to write a highly differentiated essay to stand out
  • Must get into prestigious internships & extracurricular
  • Need a strong recommendation letter from credible source

ATTRIBUTES

  • Mostly A’s and B’s
  • Also taking Honors and AP classes
  • SAT/ACT scores are good, but not great
  • Generally study/work hard for their grades and are motivated to get into a good college

We Focus on the Needs of Students Looking to Attend Top Colleges

We understand that there are few resources available for parents of 6th – 12th graders who are looking to get into the best universities possible –

especially for children who are high-academic achieving and those who’s true strengths are not found on their report cards.

The reason is because most college consulting programs are designed for the general public and mass appeal in mind.

However, both these students and situations require a very specific strategy and solution to ensure they are accepted into the universities they worked hard for and deserve.

Our clients come primarily from word-of-mouth and referrals - we attribute this to the fact that our College Consulting Practice focuses and specializes in these cases, and ultimately shows in our results and approach.

Our philosophy is that:

We would rather be world-class experts in these cases, rather than be mass market and templated.

Our value to families is having knowledge (that cannot be found elsewhere due to the pure hours we dedicate to these cases) of the most current and effective strategies of what Universities are looking for in these students.

Every year, we have 200+ applicants for our college consulting program, for the 20 spots we have available

The reason we do interviews is because when we accept a student into our program, we are confident that we can help. We see working with each student as a partnership, so we think extremely deeply and carefully to make sure our program is the best fit for your child. If accepted, that indicates that we know how to give your child an edge.

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Our Track Record

On average:

96% of our students

Receive Acceptance Letters
From Their Top 3 Choice Schools

Our Parents

40%

of the parents that hire us
Have Applied & Gone to Top Universities Themselves

Parents hire us for one reason:
because we don’t just tell them generic advice they already know

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We are one of the only companies in the world where: 40% of our clients are parents that have applied & gone to top universities themselves.

These parents have gone through the U.S. University system themselves, and would never work with us if we had just told them that their student(s) needs to “study hard and get good grades”.

These parents hire us for one reason: because we don’t tell them generic advice they already know.

The only reason parents - who themselves have attended top U.S. Universities - trust us is because they expect us to bring them strategies and information they otherwise would not have known.

They don’t want generic strategies and basic advice – they expect sophistication and for us to execute with an extremely high standard.

SPECIAL NOTE: FOR FIRST-GENERATION PARENTS

Just because you’re a first generation parent doesn’t mean you deserve only basic advice and strategy.

We understand Its hard to tell what is good information and what is not.

Just know there’s a reason that parents who have gone to Ivy League Universities and the Top 15 are trusting us with guiding their children.

WE SERVE CLIENTS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Families trust us not only because we not only offer sophisticated advice, but are experts who work with your child to implement these strategies

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“Last year, our daughter was accepted into 4 Ivy League schools and is attending Princeton as a freshman...they work hard and are strategic...over the 4-5 years we worked with them, we always felt we were always in control of the process even though we are not born here or are experts on the American college system. Many of my friends still work with them, and some have finished and have had similar results.”

- Sandeep D.

Sandeep Parent Testimonial

Our Approach

Our results aren’t magic – far from it. What doesn’t work is focusing on trying to take shortcuts and following fads and trends.

We take a fundamental approach to getting students into top universities by helping students exponentially grow their strengths. Although this approach takes more work, those are the types of students that universities will always want.

We help students find their passion & exponentially grow their strengths

We help students find their passion & exponentially grow their strengths

We work with 7th–12th graders to help them figure out what they want to do in life, reveal their hidden strengths, and help them capitalize & double down on those strengths. These are the types of students colleges always want.

Experts in STEM/Programming, Business, and Healthcare college consulting

Experts in STEM/Programming, Business, and Healthcare college consulting

The reason why we specialize is because we actually understand the difference between: Java vs. Javascript, PCR vs. FISH, and M&A vs. LBO. As a result, we help students accelerate quickly, build a strong track record, and stand out to universities.

We help students build a track record of impressive accomplishments in 1⁄2 the time

We help students build a track record of impressive accomplishments in 1⁄2 the time

Many students do not have the resources to move as fast as their abilities and ambitions. Our students have access to the very best resources: coaches, mentors, & role models guiding them every step of the way. That way, they are never left with questions and can move as fast as they’re capable of.

Our team is made of top ex-admissions officers, coaches, & industry experts

Our team is made of top ex-admissions officers, coaches, & industry experts

We bring the best to the table for your child: ex-admissions officers who know every strategy in the book, coaches who are excellent at training and identifying strengths, and STEM/Business/HC experts so your students has 24/7 access to the best information and guidance so they can achieve faster.

We help students build impressive projects & land top internships to stand out

We help students build impressive projects & land top internships to stand out

Through our 10+ years of experience, we’ve built a proprietary database of all the best, most impressive, & hard to find internships/programs. We work with students on projects to develop their skills & stand out, find the best internships for them, & get them in. We don’t just give advice, we work with a student to actually implement it until they are successful.

When we work with students, we know we can help them win

When we work with students, we know we can help them win

Prior to working with the student, we’ve already identified their strengths, weaknesses, college goals, and started thinking about their strategy ahead of time. That’s why we only accept 15 applicants a year – we only accept situations/cases we know we can greatly complement and strengthen that child’s chances.

Meet the Team

Frank Song

Founder / CEO
  • Venture Capital (investor) @ Accel-KKR
  • Investment Banker @ Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
  • $406.1 mm in Technology IPOs + $110.0 mm Technology Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Selected by UC Berkeley to be an advisor to 450,000+ graduates of UC Berkeley in careers, strategy, negotiation, and critical-thinking

William Chung

Head of College Consulting Execution
  • In charge of building and maintaining relationships with admissions officers from top universities including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, M.I.T., Columbia, Cornell, U.C. Berkeley, Dartmouth, and etc.
  • Informed and up to date of major trends, changes in admission, in addition to analyzing data from public and private sources regarding university admission class composition

Alex Krimkevich

Head of STEM Advisory
  • Awarded valedictorian of American High School
  • Graduated Stanford University with a degree in computer science with a 3.96 GPA
  • Currently a Software Developer @ Tower Research Capital (Hedge Fund)
  • On the interview panel for Stanford University's undergrad admissions

Joseph Bayne

Head of Healthcare Advisory
  • Graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Biological Sciences
  • Accepted to both Harvard and Stanford Medical School
  • Currently finishing up his studies at Columbia Medical School where he attends on a full-ride scholarship

Victor Chen

Head of Business Advisory
  • Graduated from Mission San Jose High School and UC Berkeley
  • Investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the Technology Group (most prestigious)
  • Currently venture capitalist at Google Capital
  • Victor has currently worked on over $1 billion worth of deals to date

Over
2,000+ People
have attended our seminars
Come and see why so many parents attend!

Most recently we were invited to speak at
Irvington High School’s PTSA

We are also trusted by the
Union City Library
&
the largest after school educational institution in Fremont

Learn the 3 Factors that Prevent 6th–12th Graders from Getting into the Colleges they DESERVE
(even if they have a good GPA & SAT score)

 

Packages & Pricing

7th / 8th Grade
Grade Full-Time College Consulting

Monthly strategy meetings, direct strategy execution with the student, full college app strategy and execution

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9th Grade
Full-Time College Consulting

Monthly strategy meetings, direct strategy execution with the student, full college app strategy and execution

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10th Grade
Full-Time College Consulting

Monthly strategy meetings, direct strategy execution with the student, full college app strategy and execution

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11th Grade
Full-Time College Consulting

Monthly strategy meetings, direct strategy execution with the student, full college app strategy and execution

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12th Grade
Full-Time College Consulting

Monthly strategy meetings, direct strategy execution with the student, full college app strategy and execution

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The Process

1

Fill out form below. We will return your inquiry within 1-2 business days.

2

We will have a free 1 hour parent consultation to answer any and all questions you have.

3

Our panel will interview with both parents & the student to see if this partnership is a good fit.

4

We will notify you within 4-7 business days to let you know the results of the interview.

Due to the demand of this particular service, we cannot guarantee admission into our program.

**However, if you are not accepted, we will refer you out to other high-quality college consultants in the industry.

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