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High School & College Admissions Counseling

College Admissions Prep begins on your first day of high school. Every decision you make moving forward can have a positive impact on your path to college!


We are so excited to help guide you on your journey throughout high school. Our goal is to get to know you well, help you to explore your academic and social interests, and encourage you to take risks beyond your comfort zone. We want you to be open to new ideas while striving to increase your ability and interest in areas you already enjoy. As we plan your academic path, we will help you build intellectual curiosity, develop your time management and study skills, and stress the importance of communication in one-on-one and group settings, especially with regard to your teachers and peers.

You can choose to enroll in Freshman Advantage Counseling Program for:

  1. 2 years (Grade: 9th-10th)
  2. 3 years (Grade: 9th-10th-11th)
  3. 4 years (Grade: 9th-10th-11th-12th)

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The Sophomore Edge is about exploration, planning, and commitment. It begins with better time management and study skills firmly in place as a carryover from the Freshman Advantage package. You and your counselor will now focus on more intelligent decision-making techniques. Your counselor will provide expert-level academic support and help you plan your courses at school, in the summer, and online. This is also the year to begin planning for your standardized tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Exams. Rounding out your Sophomore Edge program, we focus on leadership success and planning for a significant summer experience that allows you to get deeper exposure to your interests, learn responsibility, and understand how to work as part of a team.

You can choose to enroll in Sophomore Edge Counseling Program for:

  1. 2 years (Grade: 10th-11th)
  2. 3 years (Grade: 10th-11th-12th)

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The Junior Distinction program begins with a heightened emphasis on academic excellence and standardized testing needs with careful attention to your individual college goals. Your leadership success training will continue both within school hours and on your own time as you grow into a mature, contributing member of the community. As college application season draws near, we know how important it is for students to narrow their major choices, conduct in-depth research, schedule campus visits, and apply to summer internships.

Summer Internships

The process of identifying, selecting, and applying to summer internships is likely  more daunting  then college admissions. This is because internships are not ranked or curated by one or a few sources like the US News Rankings. Students and their parents are peppered with promotional materials of Summer Colleges, Exchange Programs, Volunteer experiences, and more. How to choose? Is pay as you go ok? Do colleges assign value to these?

As Insight we work to first identify your personality and how it plays with your academic interests in order to identify a subset of summer experiences that would be best suited for you. We think of the summer program/internships process as a mini-college admissions journey. You will secure teacher recommendations, you will write essays, and assemble and submit your completed applications. Insight will be there from start to finish to support you throughout the process.

  1. Junior Distinction Counseling Program is a 2-year program spread across 11th and 12th grade.

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In the senior year, the scope of our program expands to include the full range of responsibilities associated with the complex and sometimes daunting process of applying to college. At Insight, we believe the process of applying to college holds intrinsic value in the form of self-reflection and values clarification. We work with our students not only as experts in producing polished applications, but as coaches at this critical juncture on the lifelong journey of learning about the world, oneself and one’s place within it. Our 25 years of experience have taught us that the most compelling applications emerge when students embrace the admissions process as an opportunity to get to know themselves more fully. In so doing, our students are also better prepared to meet the challenges of the college environment. Likewise, we are committed to identifying schools that are the best fit for each student’s educational and long-term goals.

We also specialize in:

  1. Athletic Admissions
  2. Visual and Performing Arts Admissions
  3. Combined Medical (BA/BS-MD) Admissions
  4. Combined Dental (BA/BS-DDS) Admissions
  5. Combined Pharmacy Admissions
  6. Medical School Admissions
  7. Law School Admissions

You can choose to enroll in our Admissions Insight Counseling Program (Live or Online) as follows:

  1. Bronze Package
  2. Silver Package
  3. Gold Package
  4. Platinum Package

Schedule your 1-hour college planning session (Live or Online)

Our Workshops and Clinics (In-person or Online by Zoom)

We host more than 20 unique clinics and workshops for Insight counseling students or parents. These sessions are always hosted by members of our professional College Admissions Counseling team.

Some of our past clinics include:
– Demystifying College Essays
– UC, Common, Coalition and Cal State Application Workshops
– Nail your College Interviews
– What to Expect in Admissions for Parents
– Financial Aid
– Cover Letter and Resume Workshop
– Managing your Social Media
– Demonstrating Talent: Portfolios
– Demonstrating Talent: Athletics
– Alternative Majors to Computer Science
– Major Decisions
– So, You Want to be a Doctor?

And many, many more!


What Are Insight Students & Parents saying?
  • I liked the structured method by which Zach approached the whole admission process. First, there was research into colleges to make a list,

  • Priya was absolutely amazing to work with! We are thrilled that our son got into his top choice for college at LMU for the undergraduate bus

  • Thank you so much for helping me formulate my thoughts into words and help me write my essays. I got into Ut Austin for biology – stil

  • I just wanted to thank you again for your help during the college admission process. My family and I have been scrambling to figure out the

  • I really couldn’t have gotten to Harvard without you. In shock. Thank you x10000000000000! I have the best college counselor in the wo

  • I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to organize a meeting with me and help me in writing my summer program es

  • I just got my SAT scores on Friday, and I am happy to let you know that I scored an 800 on both the Biology-M and Math II tests. Thank [&hel

  • Our ACT instructor methods were so helpful and wonderful to have.

  • Zach, thank you so much for helping me become a confident and successful writer

  • We were extremely happy throughout the process – got much more than what we invested in Insight counseling.

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