Services

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

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