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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

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  • College Facts Friday: The University of Chicago

    July 12, 2019

    Welcome to a new series here on the Insight blog called “College Facts Friday”. Each Friday, we’ll be posting facts about a new college! Kicking off the series is The University of Chicago.    1. UChicago’s motto is Cres..
  • An Insight to Boston College

    July 8, 2019

    Recently I had the pleasure of attending an information session and campus tour at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. A private Jesuit university and tier 1 research institution, BC has approximately 9,300 undergraduate and 5,000 graduat..
  • Thinking About College in Canada?

    July 1, 2019

    I recently had the opportunity to attend the SuperACAC conference in Phoenix, Arizona. As a proud Canadian, what pleasantly surprised me most was how many Canadian universities participated in the college fair and the targeted presentations, confirmi..
  • How To Deal With Procrastination

    June 23, 2019

    Procrastination can strike us all, at any time and ahead of any task!  One thing we hear from students a lot is that they struggle when it comes to procrastinating school work. So what can you do to break the cycle of procrastinating?  Well, that i..
  • Should You Be Taking BOTH the SAT and the ACT?

    June 18, 2019

    Today we’re going to be answering one of the most common questions we hear as counselors: “Do I need to take both the SAT and the ACT?”     The answer to this question is “NO!”  You absolutely do not need to take ..
  • An Insight to Northeastern University

    June 9, 2019

    Northeastern University provides a unique balance of campus and city life that I’ve rarely seen equaled. Not only does the university offer an exceptional academic experience and incredible employment opportunities, but it’s also walking distance..
  • Reasons Why Summer Study Can Be A Great Thing

    June 3, 2019

    I know most of you are probably looking forward to those days off just lounging around and relaxing all summer long, so someone like me who is telling you to study and prep for a test is a real party pooper.   However, there are some big advanta..
  • An Insight to The University of Massachusetts Amherst

    May 29, 2019

    Recently I had the good fortune to visit UMass Amherst for a campus tour. The public research university, located in Western Massachusetts, is the commonwealth’s flagship campus.  UMass has approximately 22,700 undergraduate students and another 6..
  • Summer Plans for High School Graduates

    May 24, 2019

    To the Class of 2019. This is it! You are finally graduating high school and getting ready for that next step of your life, whatever that may be.   You have made it through high school, hopefully unscathed and excited for the future. For those o..
  • An Insight to Saint Mary’s College

    May 16, 2019

    I was lucky enough to be able to recently tour Saint Mary’s College, a welcoming gem of a school tucked away just an hour and a half from the South Bay area.    Saint Mary’s College has been in Moraga for over 100 years, yet few have h..


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