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At Insight, your counselor will leverage our extensive experience with international students applying to American as well as other International Universities.  Our first step is to fully understand your secondary school and your individual situation. Once we have done this, we can make appropriate recommendations to maximize your opportunities in your local area and abroad. Our ultimate goal is to help you find colleges that are best suited for your academic and professional goals.


High School Counseling: Pre-Admissions Services

  1. Academic performance support
  2. TOEFL & IELTS planning
  3. Admissions Testing planning (SAT/PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams)
  4. Educate on the value and purpose of extracurricular involvement in the American context and explore appropriate opportunities
  5. Summer Internship planning strategy, admissions
  6. College Visit trip planning
  7. College Exploration: American and non-American Universities


12th Grade: Admissions Services

  1. Navigate the teacher recommendation & secondary school report processes
  2. College selection research
  3. Should I apply only to American Universities?
  4. College Admissions Essays
  5. College Admissions Applications
  6. Alumni Interview practice & support
  7. Financial considerations & requirements for International applicants
  8. Application submission and follow-up

More information about High School & College Admissions Counseling

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  • “From their knowledge of all the colleges and resources, professionalism and the hands-on coaching, Insight has raised the bar!  ”

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  • “I took an Insight SAT Boot Camp, and afterward I got 1570 on the SAT! 800 in MATH!”

  • Early Decision vs. Early Action – Which to Choose?

    October 8, 2020

    If you are entering the college admissions process, you might have heard of these terms. You might even wonder what they are. What is the difference? Which is better for your college admissions strategy, if at all? Insight College Admissions counselo..
  • How to Combat Zoom Fatigue

    September 15, 2020

    If you are finding yourself exhausted between classes, office hours, webinars, and social time all on Zoom, you are not the only one. Over the past few months, “Zoom fatigue” or “Zoomed-out” have shown up more and more over social media and ..
  • List of All Test Optional Colleges 2021

    August 14, 2020

    The list contains the test-optional colleges that changed their admission policy’s due to COVID-19. This list was last updated (September 23, 2020).  FAQ About Test-Optional 1. Test-Optional vs. Test-Blind Test optional means that you can still su..
  • What are College Admissions Officers Looking for?

    July 17, 2020

    An Interview with Santa Clara University’s Claire Kreeft, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions I conducted an interview via email with Ms. Claire Kreeft, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at Santa Clara University (SCU).  Ms...
  • How Covid-19 Has Impacted Insight Alumni

    July 11, 2020

    This is a special one. At a time of uncertainty for all of us, five former Insight graduates have taken the time to share the details of their experiences in college during the pandemic. There have been highs and lows and their experiences range from..
  • Standardized Testing: A Reflection

    June 24, 2020

    I feel like there are certain activities that will always make me a little—okay, very—nervous.  These include riding a roller coaster, watching a horror movie, and lastly, taking standardized tests!   Standardized testing was not my forte, ..
  • Finding Your College Match If You Have Learning Challenges

    June 9, 2020

    Have you ever wondered how to find a good college match if you have learning challenges?  In order to answer that question and provide insight, I conducted interviews via email and phone with Gabrielle E. Miller, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Provost, Learn..
  • From Our Founders

    June 7, 2020

    Dear Insight Community,   It has taken us a number of days to gather our thoughts and put something down on paper to share what we are feeling with our Insight community. The country and the world are going through significant turmoil and the mo..
  • Transferring Between UC Campuses…Wait, That’s Possible?

    May 13, 2020

    You’ve probably heard about transferring from a community college to a UC institution, but did you know it’s possible to transfer between UC campuses?  This is the path I took—I spent my first two years at UC Santa Barbara before transferri..
  • Insight’s List of Colleges Accepting AP Credits 2020

    April 30, 2020

    THE FOLLOWING LISTS THE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING 2020 AP CREDITS Adelphi University: “We will still award Advanced Placement (AP) credit in the same way for virtual exams being offered by the College Board. We will also lend flexib..

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