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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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  • That First Acceptance Letter is a Big Deal!

    November 7, 2018

    While it may seem too early to receive college acceptance letters, many students who applied to schools with rolling admissions have started to receive some decisions. In the past two weeks, I have gotten several emails from students notifying me tha..
  • Explaining Early Decision & Early Action

    October 26, 2018

    “Early Decision” and “Early Action” are likely terms that you have heard before when talking about the college application process.   The biggest thing to get your head around – what is the difference between the two? They have similar..
  • Get Past Essay “Brain Fog”

    October 12, 2018

    You’re deep in college essay writing, and the worst happens – you’re struck with writer’s block!   The dreaded “brain fog” can be hard to get through, especially if you’re on a tight deadline. Here are a few things you can do to he..
  • What To Do About Mistakes in College Applications

    October 2, 2018

    Question: My son submitted his college applications early, but accidentally sent three before they were ready. Some answers are wrong and some don’t present him in the best light. What do you recommend we do to fix the situation? I’m concerned th..
  • Using Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions

    September 25, 2018

    Demonstrated Interest – what is it, and how do you use it!    In short, Demonstrated interest is something colleges use to see if you are genuinely interested in enrolling in and attending their university. Consider how many colleges you ..
  • Parenting During College Admissions – Our Top Tips!

    September 18, 2018

    College admissions is a stressful time for the entire family. Seniors are anxious about starting a new chapter of their lives and leaving the comforts of home behind. Parents are equally worried about sending their children off into the world, hoping..
  • 3 Ways to Stand Out on your College Application

    September 10, 2018

    What are the most important things you should think about when writing your college applications?   It may be a little intimidating to hear, but some schools these days are spending as few as 8 minutes on each application. That’s 8 minutes to ..
  • Overcoming Writers Block

    August 30, 2018

    Q: So many of my friends have started their college essays, but I seem to have a block and don’t know where to begin. Help! A: Ah — the elusive college essay. It can cause even the most confident student to feel doubt.   The intent of the es..
  • Tips for Incoming College Freshmen

    August 10, 2018

    A new academic year is upon us. Soon-to-be college students around the country, and the world are packing, ready to embark on new adventures. And while this is an exciting time in their lives, they can certainly benefit from the advice of people who ..
  • Insight Answers Your Top College Admissions Questions!

    July 27, 2018

    This past weekend, Insight hosted two community seminars in Fremont and Cupertino respectively. During those seminars, families wrote down their top college admissions questions.    We’ve collated those questions and our team of College A..

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