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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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    March 14, 2019

    Many people reached out to us at Insight because of our work in the admissions industry, particularly admissions consulting, to ask us our thoughts on the recent college admissions cheating scandal.    First, let me start by saying that not all..
  • Ways to be Productive on a Snow Day!

    March 4, 2019

    Our Massachusetts friends are snowed in!    With a full day on your hands and the weather encouraging you to stay warm inside, here are our suggestions for how to be productive (in-between quick snowball fights and snowman making competitions..
  • How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

    February 27, 2019

    This is such a common question! And, unfortunately, it’s one of those questions that is best answered “it depends” because the right number really depends on YOU, your academic strengths and weaknesses and your long term goals.   However, ..
  • Eight Unique Silicon Valley Teen Volunteering Opportunities

    February 19, 2019

    You’ve no doubt heard about the importance of volunteering, and how much colleges truly value service and community engagement. But what are good local South Bay Area volunteering opportunities?   The best kind of community service activities ..
  • Balancing Your High School Course Load

    February 12, 2019

    As we get deeper into February, many students are thinking about their class selections for next year. These are important decisions that deserve careful consideration as you look ahead, and plan for success.   Some students feel that the best a..
  • How To Make The Most Of Your College Visits

    February 1, 2019

    Whether you are just beginning to think about college or a #classof2020 student suddenly realizing just how close you are to the finish line, it’s important to understand how to make the most of your college visits. Having worked with hundreds of f..
  • Insight Alma Mater: Trinity College

    January 21, 2019

    We return to our Insight blog series “Insight Alma Mater” with counselor Zach Pava. Zach attended Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and is our Newton-based counselor! Set up a meeting with Zach by emailing us at info@insight-educat..
  • 2019 – 2020 Common Application Essay Prompts

    January 15, 2019

    You know what they say – third time’s a charm!     The Common Application has announced that the 2019-2020 application essay prompts will remain the same as they have been for the last two years.    From Common App: “B..
  • How To Focus Forward After An Initial Rejection

    January 8, 2019

    With results from the early round of applications widely available, I have noticed many behaviors and perceptions regarding admissions getting altered. I have found some families to be unreasonable with their expectations, and others to be overwhelmi..
  • 2018 – What A Year!

    December 23, 2018

    The holiday season is a great time to pause and reflect on the year that has been. 2018 has been a wonderful, busy year for Team Insight and our students! Below are some of the highlights and success of our students in the college admissions process:..


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