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College Admissions Guidance (CAG)
In both virtual group and 1-on-1 settings, students learn how to craft a competitive college application, select a balanced list of colleges and universities, and compose a compelling college admissions essay.

Delivery Methods

Virtual Live Group
Virtual Live Group
Virtual 1-on-1
Virtual 1-on-1

The CAG Core program guides you through the essential components of a competitive college application and provides continuing support through the college applications process.

In addition to group classes that cover the most critical information needed for college success, we will provide you with the tools, tips, and timelines to make your college application process more calm, organized, and effective. We will also provide 1-on-1 assistance with reviewing your college lists and your main college essay (e.g. Common Application).

The program covers:

What Colleges are Looking For

Criteria colleges use to evaluate applicants.

College Fit

How to determine which colleges and degrees are best for you.

College Lists

How to research colleges and create a preliminary, well-balanced list of likely, target, and reach schools.

Extracurricular and Summer Activities

How to stand out beyond test scores and grades and craft a strong resume.

Letters of Recommendation & College Visits

How to distinguish yourself through compelling recommendations from teachers and demonstrating your interest in target colleges.

College Essays

How to write an engaging, unique and interesting personal statement, as well as individual essay supplements.

Highly Selective Schools

Requirements and admissions standards for elite universities.

UT Austin & Other Texas In-State Colleges

An overview of the colleges and universities in Texas, with special focus on UT Austin

1:1 College List Review

Personalized review of and recommendations for your college list.

1:1 College Essay Review

Personalized review and feedback on your MAIN college essay (e.g. Common Application, ApplyTexas).

If you are looking for support in addition to or beyond CAG Core, we can build a CAG Custom Program to best suit your needs and goals.

Additional services include:

College Research & List Building

1:1 assistance with building your college list from the ground up to best fit your personal profile and goals.

Supplemental Essay Review

1:1 assistance with supplemental essays or additional main essays.

Resume and Activites List Review

Review and recommendations on your resume & activities list.

Academic and Extracurriculuar Advising

1:1 support on academic and extracurricular strategy, as well as packaging your application to help you stand out when applying to competitive colleges and universities.

1:1 Meetings

Additional 1:1 meetings to provide support on the college admissions process.

Yes! We will guide you on the best way to write an essay that truly stands out in the eyes of college admissions officers. 

Absolutely! No matter what university you wish to attend, we will teach you how to submit an exceptional application with strong recommendation letters, essays, and a resume chock-full of your activities. 

Of course! We understand that applying to college is a tedious and oftentimes confusing process, and we will walk you through the variety of ways (and apps) that you can use to apply for college, including the Common App.