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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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  • Understanding the Intent to Register Process

    April 13, 2021

    Around this time of the year, many families are faced with the dilemma of choosing a college and committing to it by making the required deposit by May 1st (Note that some colleges extended their deadlines due to Covid-19). However, this can be a har..
  • Waitlist and Appeal – What Should You Do?

    April 6, 2021

    We always look forward to this time of year filled with excitement — the time when college decisions are released. It marks years of hard work and dedication. It also brings with it hope for the future and a new beginning. And while we celebrate ac..
  • Congratulations & Thank You, Class of 2021

    April 6, 2021

    As we are wrapping up the 2020-2021 admissions season (and now anxiously waiting with our seniors as results trickle in), all of us at Insight wants to thank our students and families for being resilient, creative, and flexible in the face of all the..
  • College Facts Friday: UMass Amherst

    April 1, 2021

    Founded in 1863 as an agricultural college, UMass Amherst was originally called the Massachusetts Agricultural College. UMass Amherst is the flagship and the largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system, as well as the first established. ..
  • Why It Is Important to Find Your “Best Fit” College

    March 10, 2021

    Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway). George Lucas (creator of “Star Wars”). Larry Page (co-founder of Google). Jerry Jones (owner of the Dallas Cowboys). Arnold Schwarzenegger (former Governor of California, movie star). Oprah..
  • How to Answer the New 2021-2022 Common App Essay Prompt

    March 4, 2021

    Quick Read The Common Application, which is accepted by more than 900 universities, includes the Ivy Leagues, the NESCAC, and the Claremont Colleges. It helps streamline the essential college application during the college admissions process for firs..
  • To Test, Or Not To Test?

    March 2, 2021

    In a land, devastated by famine and drought, shimmering pools of water and images of plenty tempted travelers and visitors. Were these hallucinations? Oh dear reader, these visions are inspired by the financial waves crashing on colleges – I was us..
  • List of All Test Optional Colleges 2021-22

    February 10, 2021

    The list contains the test-optional colleges that changed their admission policies due to COVID-19. This list was last updated (March 11, 2021).  FAQ About Test-Optional 1. Test-Optional vs. Test-Blind Test optional means that you can still submit y..
  • The Importance of Writing A Letter of Continued Interest

    February 4, 2021

    I remember one student telling me, “But Meilin, they deferred me! And I’m so tired of writing apps! Why do I have to keep writing to these people if they don’t want me?” She was indeed tired of this application process. She had in fact worked..
  • College Board is Dropping Subject Tests and the Essay Portion of the SAT: What This Means For You

    January 20, 2021

    Quick Summary:  The College Board said on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, that it will stop administering the SAT Subject Tests. It will also eliminate the optional essay-writing component after June 2021. In their statement, the College Board shared tha..

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