In the fall of my senior year, I applied to a grand total of four colleges.
Three mid-tier UCs, and the regional university that both my parents and a dozen other family had attended.
I got into all four, not knowing that my unweighted 3.97 GPA and 33 ACT Composite qualified me for so much more.
As a hard-working parent, it can be difficult to ask for help. Our students’ prolonged efforts and good work should be enough to launch them into a successful college career at a competitive university. But for many, this is not the case.
Too often, critical pieces that contribute to a competitive application profile are inadvertently missed or forgotten entirely.
Don’t wait until the last minute to seek guidance.
Learn from FLEX’s experience.
What are some of the benefits of working with an admission counselor?
Working with FLEX’s team of College Admissions Consultants means that every step of a student’s high school development is checked, measured, and weighed by a professional who understands the rippling consequences of minor and major decisions.
Our consultants have been guiding students in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles Area, and in countries around the world for over a decade, and have worked directly with former Admissions Officers who bring knowledge and insight directly from their admissions experience.
We offer insight into how each decision along the way will ultimately be viewed by an admissions committee.
How do admission counselors help students find programs that fit?
Each student that we work with is unique.
Our consulting process is rooted in a strong relationship between Consultant, Student, and Family. We seek to understand where our students come from, and where they might be headed. Identifying a best-fit major and building an extracurricular profile that supports the student’s interest is at the forefront of our process.
As we work closely with students, we also help identify university environments that would be best-fit for their developing interests, learning style, and professional goals.
Additionally, FLEX Consultants play many roles.
- We assess position and strategize action plans.
- We give information and share perspective.
- We help student make hard choices, and navigate the turbulent waters of unfavorable results.
Consultants are a presence and a resource that FLEX families can rely on for every step of the process.
What does an admission counselor do that I can’t?
Even for parents who dedicate countless hours to research on college admissions, FLEX Consulting can still be an enormous benefit.
There is a great deal of excellent information from credible sources that can be accessed easily on the internet; however, the amount of poor information from unreliable sources far outweighs the good. College Confidential, Top Universities, College Choice, Quora, Niche, Prep Scholar, Big Future, College Data, Reddit… it’s hard to know where legitimate information ends and mere opinion begins.
FLEX Consulting will give you accurate, well-sourced information about college admissions so you can apply confidently to choice universities.
Let our expertise help your family, today!
Robert has helped hundreds of FLEX students achieve their college dreams. Robert has worked with students who have been admitted to Stanford University, Brown University, NYU Stern, Santa Clara University, University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology, and all University of California campuses.