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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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  • The Gift of Service: Why and How Students Should Volunteer

    July 10, 2018

    “Trust in your desire to give, remember how good it feels, and be open to opportunities to do so, especially when they are just at the edge of your courage.” – Charles Eisenstein   I’ve been conducting an experiment in my own life lately..
  • Congratulations Insight Class of 2018!

    June 25, 2018

    We’re so proud of the Insight class of 2018! Below is a snapshot of the colleges our students will be attending in the fall.  Congratulations!   ..
  • Insight Alma Mater: San Jose State

    June 20, 2018

    We return to our Insight Alma Mater series with our wonderful Office Manager Christina and her story of studying at San Jose State University.    What I knew about college, I learned from television.   I am the first generation in my famil..
  • For High School Grads, the Rocky Road to Success Begins Now

    June 5, 2018

    This time of year inspires much hope, and graduations play a big role in that. Students are leaving a huge part of their lives behind, ready and equipped for that next step. And while messages of “conquering the world” or “doing anything you pu..
  • Summer Test Prep – Friend, or Foe?

    May 29, 2018

    When you’re writing out a list of all the fun things you’re going to do this summer, I’ll bet for 95% of you, studying for the SAT or ACT doesn’t come to mind.   And yet, in many cases, using some of those precious 3-months to study for ..
  • Insight Alma Mater: Stanford

    May 22, 2018

    Welcome back to our blog series “Insight Alma Matar”. Today, our incredible college admissions counselor Sarah de Sousa talks about her experience getting into Stanford and the lessons she learned – mostly, outside of the classroom...
  • Insight Alma Mater: UC Davis

    May 8, 2018

    Welcome to our new blog series on our Insight Alma Mater colleges! First up, Amy Brennen talks us through her experience applying to and attending UC Davis, including her tips on the 4 things she would do differently now. Did you / do you attend UC D..
  • “To Retake or Not Retake” – William Shakespeare’s Cousin

    May 1, 2018

    We’ve all been there at one time or another – whether in school, at work, at home, or in a wide range of activities – we have all (gulp) underperformed.  Take a deep breath – it happens. In fact, the last time you underperformed was prob..
  • An Insight to MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    April 22, 2018

    Recently, we had the pleasure of taking the undergraduate tour at MIT in Boston. Here are some interesting things we learned during our visit!     Your Application Essays: Don’t fall into the Grandma Trap This is what the admissions rep calle..
  • You got into College! Now what?

    April 15, 2018

    You are opening those fat envelopes (or rather, you are clicking on the portal!) and finding out where you got into college. It’s an emotional time, all that work and time you spent the last six months completing college applications is now coming ..

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