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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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  • “My counselor paid attention to every detail & she made me feel more relaxed & confident. The result was good, I got into UC Berkeley”

  • “Purvi’s expertise & guidance  helped our daughter get accepted to schools of her choice, one actually offered a full scholarship!”

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