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CollegePrep Gold Tier Counseling
OUR CURRICULUM
We are now accepting registrations for 2024-25 school year, with 4 seats remaining for the rising 9th grade cohort. Access to our online curriculum and materials will be provided by May 2024.

Individual

Instruction$6200/year

Academic Planning

  • 4-Year Course Planning; selecting the right coursework

  • GPA Calculator that is school-agnostic; includes weighted and unweighted GPA

  • Dual Enrollment Courses, AP Courses, and IB Courses

  • How to align coursework to create a "narrative"

  • Personalized course recommendations and adjustments

Extracurriculars, Research, and Summer Programs

  • List of 176 extracurricular opportunities across engineering, business, pre-med, nursing, computer science, and humanities, ranked by prestige

  • How to select extracurriculars that stand out

  • Maximize your extracurricular opportunities

  • List of 250+ ideas for independent projects and quantifiable metrics

  • How to find internships and summer opportunities

  • Finding research opportunities; publishing in peer-reviewed research journals

  • Cold-Email Research Networking Template for Professors

  • Unlimited summer and internship program application reviews

  • Personalized guidance on the creation of independent project

Standardized Testing

  • Understanding AP Exams, IB Exams, DSAT, ACT, TOEFL (for international students)

  • Compiled List of Digital SAT Practice Exams, ACT and DSAT reference materials

College Selection and Admissions Insights

  • Access to real Harvard Admissions Scoring Guide and admissions data analysis

  • The Common Data Set and "Demonstrated Interest"

  • Understanding international universities, including the UK, Canada, and Asia

  • Developing a balanced list of reaches, targets, and safeties

  • Personalized and data-driven recommendations of universities to apply to

Financial Aid and Paying for College

  • Understanding the FAFSA and CSS profile: maximize federal and non-federal aid

  • List of 100+ merit and need-based scholarships

  • How to negotiate financial aid at private institutions

  • Unlimited scholarship program application reviews

Profile Boosters

  • Resume creation guide; template, and 5 examples

  • LinkedIn profiles, how to use networking to propel your career opportunities

  • How to network with college admissions officers to get your foot in the door

  • Complete Resume and LinkedIn Reviews

Applying to College

  • Ace your college admissions interview; guide + sample questions and responses

  • Writing the Common Application Personal Statement

  • Writing Supplemental Essays

  • University of California, Texas, and International Schools

  • How to receive the best letter of recommendation from teachers and counselors

  • How to make your activities and honors lists stand out

  • How to handle unique situations and personal circumstances affecting application

  • Restrictive Early Action vs. Early Decision 1 & 2 vs. Early Action vs. Regular Decision

  • Waitlist/deferral letter assistance

Other

  • Understanding HS and NCAA athletics, athletic recruiting, and scholarships

  • Referrals to external tutors for academic support

  • Priority advising support through our Q&A forum, Email, and WhatsApp Text

  • White Glove Treatment: Priority advising support via text

  • Specialized resources for TJHSST students

  • Biweekly planning sessions with Admissions Consultant during academic year

  • Access to our complete “How to Study” course

  • Access to our Pre-MedPrep course

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How is this program run?
The live meetings are hosted via Zoom video conference, allowing students to log in anytime from anywhere. Parents are always welcome to sit-in, but play an observatory role. The self-paced materials is administered via Google Classroom. This a platform that's highly intuitive and easy for students to understand — they often use similar platforms like Schoology, Blackboard, or Canvas 
at school. There are pre-recorded videos and guides that walk students through exactly how to plan, structure, and write their responses, along with examples and templates.


Q: What if my student has a question? Whom can they talk to?
We utilize an easy-to-use platform called Padlet, for students to ask and answer questions. One of our instructors (all alumni of T-25 universities) will respond to the student, typically within a couple of hours with a detailed and comprehensive response. They can also see responses to other students' questions that have already been asked and answered. If the student has further questions, they can always send us a note via WhatsApp or email. We are highly responsive and committed to ensuring that students get all of their questions answered. Gold-Tier students receive priority advising support.

Q: How long does this cours
e take? 

F
ollowing each meeting, we give students a personalized list of tasks which typically consists of anywhere from 5-20 hours of assignments per week depending on the student's goals and competing priorities. In total, the online materials take approximately 70 hours to review and complete. The most successful students begin their program toward the end of 8th grade, working with us consistently throughout their high school experience.

Q: How long does the student get online materials access for?
The student receives access to online materials until the end of their senior year, regardless of when they registered. Even if a student does not renew their Gold-Tier Counseling package, they retain access to the self-paced online materials. Therefore, it is to your advantage to start early.

Q: Is there a sibling discount?

Yes! We have a $100 discount per family, for any families with two siblings who are enrolled in any of our courses in the same year. This will be applied as a credit back to your original payment method. After signing up, please email us to receive this discount.


Q: From the self-paced course, can I switch later into Gold Tier Counseling? Will you prorate the tuition?
Yes, so long as there is a seat available in Gold T
ier. Seats are extremely limited, as we take a limited number of students for Gold Tier per cohort. We will apply a credit for the amount paid for the self-paced course toward Gold-Tier tuition.

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