College Advising

Our college advising program, Great Minds Advising, provides a high-end, ultra-specialized approach to helping students stand out in today’s hypercompetitive college admissions landscape.

For the 2020-21 application cycle, our students were accepted at over a 60% rate to Ivy League colleges, or 11.5x the national average, as well as to Stanford, Duke, Vanderbilt, WashU, UVA, NYU, Tufts, Wake Forest, BU, Wesleyan, and many more.

We work with a variety of students each cycle, catering to their unique backgrounds and goals through a range of advising options, from covering just the essentials to more individualized and hands-on support. Each year, we also offer a select number of entirely 1:1, comprehensive plans for students and families who are prepared to match the extraordinary amount of thought, strategy, detail, creativity, and expertise we invest in their success.

The sooner we get to meet and begin coaching our students, the greater the impact we can have helping them discover and pursue their academic interests and other extracurricular passions. At times, we may help students complete and package scientific research; team up with a programming engineer to develop a semester- or year-long coding project; gain enrollment in nontraditional, specialized courses and programs; design and develop domestic or international student groups; connect with university professors and other relevant professionals; or explore a variety of other high-value pursuits.

As the end of junior year approaches and the admissions cycle picks up, our students continue on to craft extremely personal, nuanced application essays, supplements, resumes, and portfolios that each illuminate a unique facet of their collective application narrative.

Prospective students and families will submit a thorough background form and then schedule a time to chat directly with a member of our advising team. From there, we’ll provide next steps, including a detailed advising proposal tailored to each student case.

Meet our advising team to discuss our approach in detail

Between September and November, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response

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