A2Z Admissions

Providing guidance and support to families in order to find the best-fit educational environment for each student

 

A2Z Admissions offers comprehensive packages as well as hourly consultations for college and K-12 school applications.

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ABOUT US

A2Z Admissions Consulting Group was founded by Ami Hoffman and Patty Ziplow, both experts in the field of educational consulting and Moms who have successfully navigated the selective college and K-12 admissions processes. It is their unique combination of experience, compassion, and perspective that makes A2Z Admissions the perfect solution for families looking for personalized guidance to achieve the most optimal results.

Ami and Patty share a passion and dedication to supporting the students and parents through all aspects of the admissions process. At A2Z Admissions, we take the time to get to know your family personally and tailor our services to meet the needs and goals of the student and parents. We are committed to empowering and inspiring students to discover and maximize their own potential. We encourage the student to become more engaged, mature and confident during the application process.

We provide ongoing personalized support through in-person and video meetings, phone sessions as well as constant contact through email and text.  With encouragement and expertise, we reduce the stress associated with this high-stake process and keep the student motivated, focused and organized.

ABOUT US

A2Z Admissions Consulting Group was founded by Ami Hoffman and Patty Ziplow, both experts in the field of educational consulting and Moms who have successfully navigated the selective college and K-12 admissions processes. It is their unique combination of experience, compassion, and perspective that makes A2Z Admissions the perfect solution for families looking for personalized guidance to achieve the most optimal results.

Ami and Patty share a passion and dedication to supporting the students and parents through all aspects of the admissions process. At A2Z Admissions, we take the time to get to know your family personally and tailor our services to meet the needs and goals of the student and parents. We are committed to empowering and inspiring students to discover and maximize their own potential. We encourage the student to become more engaged, mature and confident during the application process.

We provide ongoing personalized support through in-person and video meetings, phone sessions as well as constant contact through email and text.  With encouragement and expertise, we reduce the stress associated with this high-stake process and keep the student motivated, focused and organized.

OUR SERVICES

COVID-19 and Specialty Consulting Services

  • Provide real-time information about reopening plans for Fall 2020
  • Develop strategies for adapting to the new college landscape including the effects of virtual and residential programs,  the short- and long-term academic impacts, and the changes to the admissions process
  • Create and revise standardized testing plans to comply with COVID-19 mandated changes (including SAT, ACT, Subject Tests and AP tests)

Academic Advising

  • Offer high school course suggestions to amplify and strengthen the student’s scholastic transcript
  • Recommend extra-curricular activities and suggest further leadership opportunities to expand the student’s resume

Essay Brainstorming and Editing

  • Brainstorm and edit the personal statement and supplemental essays
  • Create a plan to address essay prompts, maximize profile of student, and align student’s strengths with each school’s programmatic goals
  • Determine which essays can be modified for topics shared by multiple schools such as activity essays, and the popular “Why Us”

Create Standardized Testing Plan

  • Develop coordinated standardized testing plan including ACT, SAT, Subject Test and AP exams
  • Provide guidance on how and when to apply for testing accommodations, if applicable
  • Advise how to navigate the process for test-optional schools based on results and academic profile

College List Development

  • Create a balanced and customized college list based on students’ needs and goals – includes likely, target and reach schools.
  • If applicable, research and explore options for those with learning differences and those who will need continued academic support

Resume and Activity List Guidance

  • Assist with resume development and activity list creation
  • Recommend community service opportunities, school leadership roles and summer internships and programs to ensure all interests are well represented

Campus Visit Planning and interview preparation

  • Instruct students and parents on how to approach college visits, tours, and interviews; intensive interview preparation, detailed list of features to consider while on campus, questions to ask and a template to record observations
  • Personal review sessions following visits to best capture reactions and impressions

Application Strategy, Timeline and Review

  • Develop a list of all application elements required and a timetable with deadlines for completion
  • Provide application management including registration on Common App and Coalition
  • Collaborate with student on who, how and when to approach teachers, coaches, and others for letters of recommendation
  • Review completed applications and assist with actual application submission process (up to 12 applications)

Decision Strategies and Guidance

  • Evaluate offers of admission
  • Develop a strategy for waitlist decisions and organize communication plan
  • Offer GAP year and deferral options and assist with completing both processes
  • Transfer applications

A2Z Admissions offers comprehensive packages as well as hourly consultations
for college and K-12 school applications.


For More Information, we can be reached directly at:
Ami – 917-903-3332 | Patty – 516-695-6452

Interested in how we can help you?

It all starts with the Initial Consultation.