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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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    November 22, 2019

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    November 12, 2019

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    November 8, 2019

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  • Why The College Essay Matters

    October 20, 2019

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  • Insight Alma Mater: UC Berkeley

    October 17, 2019

    Welcome back to Insight Alma Mater! For those of you that haven’t ready last weeks blog, written by counselor Jenny Huang, make sure you go back and read that one first as today’s story picks up right where that one left off. Insight Alma..
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    October 10, 2019

    This week we’re taking #CollegeFactsFriday to the capital and learning more about American University, located in Washington DC!    1. American University was founded by John Fletcher Hurst in 1893, and first took on undergraduate student..
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    October 6, 2019

    Welcome back to the Insight Alma Mater blog series! The story you’re about to read is one with an unexpected ending – make sure you return to our blog this time next week to find out what happens! Below is Insight Counselor Jenny Huang..
  • College Facts Friday: University of Denver

    October 3, 2019

    This week we’re heading to Colorado for #CollegeFactsFriday, learning more about the University of Denver!    1. Students at DU reap the benefit of its amazing location, located near the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoying over 19,000 ..
  • College Facts Friday: UC Riverside

    September 19, 2019

    As we enjoy the last few weeks of sunshine… wait, who are we kidding? It’s California! It’ll still be sunny in November! Well, even still, we can’t help but want to write about a school in sunny CA for #CollegeFactsFriday. Rea..
  • Tips for Strong Letters of Recommendation

    September 17, 2019

    For students thinking about getting letters of recommendation for their college application, it can tricky to figure out how to best go about the process. We are here to help answer all of your letter of rec questions, and guide you on how to be in t..

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