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Preparatory School

Private & Independent High School Assistance

We are well-equipped to help students and families who want assistance navigating the selective Private/Independent high school admission process. We analyze your student profile to help finalize your school list and provide the most effective assistance with your applications. We customize services to meet your needs and goals.

The Preparatory School Package includes assistance with both student and parent essays, activity sheet completion guidance, help securing the best letters of recommendation, interview preparation, school visitation guidance, SAT preparation, how to use social media to your advantage, and application completion guidance. Assistance for athletes and artists is also included as appropriate.

Profile Analysis

After fully understanding your interests and goals we do a thorough review ...

Profile Analysis

After fully understanding your interests and goals we do a thorough review and analysis of transcripts, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities and personal history.

School Search and Selection

We identify an initial list of schools that may be a good “Match” and “Fit.” ...

School Search and Selection

We identify an initial list of schools that may be a good “Match” and “Fit.” Match refers to schools that have the attributes that interest you and your family most. Fit refers to how schools will perceive your application.

We help families research the individual schools, understand their main and more subtle differences and revise the list to those that are the best match and fit for them.

Student Essay Completion Guidance

Application essays provide an opportunity for students to highlight their ...

Student Essay Completion Guidance

Application essays provide an opportunity for students to highlight their character, unique perspective, academic interests and writing ability. Because each student is unique we help develop, revise and edit essays that reflect their best self, without regard to number of drafts it requires.

Parent Essay Completion Guidance

Parent essays provide the school with insights in to the applicant and their ...

Parent Essay Completion Guidance

Parent essays provide the school with insights in to the applicant and their family. We provide an opportunity for you to review essay questions with us and discuss how responses may be best tailored in support of your child’s application. We also review drafts and may suggest edits.

Letters of Recommendation Guidance

Letters of recommendation can further personalize an applicant. ...

Letters of Recommendation Guidance

Letters of recommendation can further personalize an applicant. Unfortunately many letters of recommendation are unremarkable. Obtaining the most helpful letters of recommendation is more involved than just asking for them. We provide guidance on counselor, teacher and other recommender based submissions to obtain the strongest letters possible.

Interview Preparation Guidance

School Interviews provide an opportunity for students to strengthen and ...

Interview Preparation Guidance

School Interviews provide an opportunity for students to strengthen and confirm their application. The interviewer’s report can function as a letter of recommendation and give admission committees another chance to know and understand an applicant. To prepare for successful interviews, we provide guidance on the types of questions to expect, how to formulate effective answers and how to ask insightful questions. We may conduct a mock interview to practice.

Campus Visit Guidance

Campus visits can be an important part of selecting a school. We provide ...

Campus Visit Guidance

Campus visits can be an important part of selecting a school. We provide guidance on what schools to visit, the best time to go, specific activities to accomplish and how to evaluate the overall experience.

Social Media Guidance

Admissions officers may review applicants using social media. Contrary to ...

Social Media Guidance

Admissions officers may review applicants using social media. Contrary to popular belief, you do not want to hide from this. In fact, when used right, social media can be a major positive addition to your application. We help you optimize appropriate social media accounts to support your application

Application Completion Guidance

Navigating the submission of transcripts, test scores, letters of ...

Application Completion Guidance

Navigating the submission of transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation via the Standard Application Online and other websites can be complex and time consuming.

We create a customized admission-planning calendar that includes the optimal dates for completion of all application requirements. We provide ongoing guidance from Day 1 through the submission of all applications to keep you organized, ahead of schedule and with ultimate peace of mind.

The final step is to Review and proofread all online applications to ensure that information has been input correctly.

Athletic Recruitment Guidance

We provide guidance on how best to generate coach interest including how to ...

Athletic Recruitment Guidance

We provide guidance on how best to generate coach interest including how to produce a recruitment video, and develop letters of interest.

SSAT Preparation

We provide a highly effective standardized test preparation program. It ...

SSAT Preparation

We provide a highly effective standardized test preparation program. It includes guidance and explanations on how to answer every type of question correctly and efficiently. It also provides practice tests that are scored with detailed explanations offered for every question. We provide additional essay guidance and evaluation, establish a preparation schedule and monitor each student’s progress.

Real Life Success Stories

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A. Gangwani, Student
Attending the University of Michigan
I primarily wanted help with my college essays, but my PCC counselor did more than that. He strengthened my entire application to become ...

A. Gangwani, Student

Attending the University of Michigan
I primarily wanted help with my college essays, but my PCC counselor did more than that. He strengthened my entire application to become very presentable before any college admissions committee. He worked with me around the clock, and made himself available whenever I needed him. If I was not a PCC client, I would not be attending one of my top-choice colleges in the Fall and my essays and application would be sub-par. All in all, I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting because working with them will indefinitely increase your odds at attending your dream school.
Ann Marie M.
Attending Drexel University (DUCOM)

It is hard to believe that I have been working with Princeton College Consulting for 3 years. I cannot thank you enough for all of the ...

Ann Marie M.

Attending Drexel University (DUCOM)

It is hard to believe that I have been working with Princeton College Consulting for 3 years. I cannot thank you enough for all of the help you offered. To say I couldn’t have done it without you is certainly an understatement.

You always worked tirelessly to ensure that I was presenting the best version of myself across all facets of the application process. The essays you helped me write, the detailed in-depth interview responses you helped me formulate, and the college list you helped me put together would not have been so personal and specific to me if it weren’t for your guidance and expertise.

I have more to thank you for, though, than just being exceptionally good at your job. You connected with me and made me learn things about myself that I never would have known. You pushed me to be my best and you believed that I would achieve my goal as long as I put in the work. It meant a lot to hear from someone other than my parents that I would become a doctor one day.

I wouldn’t have the opportunity of a BSMD program without you. I’m beyond excited to start and I will of course keep you updated. Good luck with working with Michelle, though. She’s a much less cool version of myself.

Thanks you for everything,

Carter A.
Student Attending NYU Stern

Thank you so much for all you have done over the past three years. Your guidance and patience helped transform me and my family from ...

Carter A.

Student Attending NYU Stern

Thank you so much for all you have done over the past three years. Your guidance and patience helped transform me and my family from clueless and concerned to confident, college ready individuals – and for that I could not be more grateful. I truly appreciate all the time and effort that you put into reading essays and resumes, talking me through the process, and just helping me feel comfortable hitting the “submit” button. I know I wasn’t always the best client and that at times I needed to be helped back on track, which you always accomplished, not by yelling but rather, by encouraging and motivating me. It was always a pleasure being able to talk with you and navigate the vast college landscape. Through minor digressions and sidebars I feel that I gained a true mentor and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’ll be sure to keep in touch next year and update you on NYU Stern and all the crazy things that will inevitably happen in the city.

Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true and preparing me for the next chapter in life.

Jason and Traci A.
Parents of Student Attending NYU
Finding schools that are a great fit for your child can be difficult; charting a course of action to get them there, even more so. ...

Jason and Traci A.

Parents of Student Attending NYU
Finding schools that are a great fit for your child can be difficult; charting a course of action to get them there, even more so. Princeton College Consulting helped to remove anxiety from the process, and replaced it with a targeted plan and prescriptive action steps to navigate us through both the college admissions and athletic recruiting process. Our son " bought in" immediately - a real testament to the PCC team. They knew exactly how much he could handle, while taking a full complement of AP classes and playing a competitive sport year-round. It was important to us to stay connected to the process. Princeton College Consulting did a great job accommodating this; every call was either taken or returned and every question comprehensively answered. Most importantly, it's effective - our son will be attending NYU Stern this fall and playing soccer for "the Cats". Princeton College Consulting was a great investment in our family's future - we would highly recommend them to anyone.
N. Shankar, Student
Attending Princeton University
Princeton College Consulting offered invaluable advice and strategies throughout the college application process. The opportunity to ...

N. Shankar, Student

Attending Princeton University
Princeton College Consulting offered invaluable advice and strategies throughout the college application process. The opportunity to discuss ideas with an experienced counselor helped me develop essays that were personal, intellectually complex, and unique. I would highly recommend their services for students seeking guidance on their college applications.
A. Hassonjee, Student
Attending Syracuse University
My PCC counselor was very proactive and detail oriented. He helped me look into the depth of academic programs and create an effective ...

A. Hassonjee, Student

Attending Syracuse University
My PCC counselor was very proactive and detail oriented. He helped me look into the depth of academic programs and create an effective brand for myself.
Abner P., Student
Attending University of Southern California
I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting. I chose them on my own when I realized my school counselors weren't very helpful. My ...

Abner P., Student

Attending University of Southern California
I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting. I chose them on my own when I realized my school counselors weren't very helpful. My counselor showed me a lot of schools that I didn't know much about and I ended up applying to most of them. The net result couldn't have been better, now I am in a top-tier school in my subject. I have to thank her for that. She has the power to change lives! :)
Ayshwarya M., Student
Attending New York University
I could not imagine going through the college admission process without Princeton College Consulting. Whether it was deciding what colleges ...

Ayshwarya M., Student

Attending New York University
I could not imagine going through the college admission process without Princeton College Consulting. Whether it was deciding what colleges to apply to, writing essays, or deciding what college is the best fit for me. The college admission process can be grueling but because of PCC I finished everything well before the application deadlines. Looking back, I do not remember ever being stressed or anxious. Hiring Princeton College Consulting was the best decision I have ever made! I got into schools I could never have without the guidance of PCC. At Princeton College Consulting you get more than what you pay for, and I am so grateful to have found Princeton College Consulting and an admission counselor who was so committed to my success. I highly recommend them to anyone entering the college admission process!
Dr. S. Smith, Parent of Student
Attending the University of Virginia
My wife and I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into our son’s application process. Your insight and professionalism ...

Dr. S. Smith, Parent of Student

Attending the University of Virginia
My wife and I wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into our son’s application process. Your insight and professionalism turned a chaotic, emotional quagmire into an organized, efficient goal-oriented process. We were all very lucky to find you... PCC seemed more professional than the other services out there and it clearly is. We will be in touch to discuss our younger son’s college options and then soon after, our last daughter will start working with you.
M. Peng, Student
Attending Syracuse University (Newhouse / Whitman dual degree)
Working with my Princeton College Consulting counselor was a personal and fascinating journey, not a mechanical college application ...

M. Peng, Student

Attending Syracuse University (Newhouse / Whitman dual degree)
Working with my Princeton College Consulting counselor was a personal and fascinating journey, not a mechanical college application program. I believe that the essence of applying and eventually going to university is discovering self-identity and self-worth, and trusting myself with my ability to achieve what I set out to do. And I can’t think of or ask for a better experience of being very firmly supported by my counselor without being overwhelmed.
Michael D, Parent of Student
Attending Brown University
We used Princeton College Consulting last year when our son was a senior. We were told college application was a complicated process, so my ...

Michael D, Parent of Student

Attending Brown University
We used Princeton College Consulting last year when our son was a senior. We were told college application was a complicated process, so my wife and I decided to find a counselor to guide our son. In the process, we learned that there were so many things to do in college application. Our counselor, helped us design an extensive schedule, covering everything from college tours, college selection, essay composition, all the way to college interview preparation. This schedule gave us a peace of mind without worrying that we would miss anything. Our counselor was very reachable, whenever we sent him email with questions, we always get quick responses. With his help , my son got into his first choice of college, Brown University. We were so happy with the result.
Mohinder S, Student
Attending New York University
Thank you again for your brilliant editing, your insightfulness, your responsiveness, your patience and your incredible kindness.

Mohinder S, Student

Attending New York University
Thank you again for your brilliant editing, your insightfulness, your responsiveness, your patience and your incredible kindness.
Q. Wang
Son Attending University of Pennsylvania 7-year Bio-Dental Program

We wanted to hire a college admissions counselor because his high school guidance counselor had told him that applying to colleges was a ...

Q. Wang

Son Attending University of Pennsylvania 7-year Bio-Dental Program

We wanted to hire a college admissions counselor because his high school guidance counselor had told him that applying to colleges was a complicated and daunting task. Additionally, school guidance counselors are excellent, but they really do not have too much time for each student. I had worked with other college consulting services before, and they either cared more about making a profit or had a superficial understanding of the application process. Princeton College Consulting has a proven track record of helping clients get into their dream schools, so I felt more confident about selecting its services. Ever since the first meeting, I have not regretted my decision.

Working with Princeton College Consulting has exceeded my expectations not only because of the amount of help they have given to my son to navigate the college admissions process, but also because they have nurtured my son's professionalism and maturity. My son spent countless hours with Princeton counselors brainstorming, proofreading, and reading essays, as well as doing interview preparation and fulfilling various college application requirements. Princeton College Consulting helped guide my son through the application process while allowing him to do his own work. As a result, I believe that my son has not only learned much about the college admissions process, but also about how to build a successful future in college and beyond. Additionally, my son was accepted into almost every school he applied to including his top choices. I can state with conviction that my son would not have gotten into his dream school without the excellent advice and guidance of Princeton College Consulting. In short, Princeton College Consulting’s services are second to none!

Roni B., Student
Attending University of Washington
Princeton College Consulting was so helpful during my college application process. I was completely overwhelmed, but my counselor helped me ...

Roni B., Student

Attending University of Washington
Princeton College Consulting was so helpful during my college application process. I was completely overwhelmed, but my counselor helped me to get everything organized and under control. She read over and gave feedback on my essays, proofread my application, and helped to make sure I felt confident with the list of schools I applied to. She even organized all important deadlines for each school and a timeline of when everything should be done, which was so helpful for me. On top of this she was extremely kind and patient. I am so grateful for all of her help!
S. Wu, Student
Attending Stanford University
My PCC counselor made me comfortable with the graduate school admissions process and helped me put my best foot forward.

S. Wu, Student

Attending Stanford University
My PCC counselor made me comfortable with the graduate school admissions process and helped me put my best foot forward.
Sanjana T., Student
Attending Georgia Tech
My mother and I, having just moved to the United States, were new to the college process, and we realized that we needed a guide to help us ...

Sanjana T., Student

Attending Georgia Tech
My mother and I, having just moved to the United States, were new to the college process, and we realized that we needed a guide to help us navigate it. I referred to Princeton College Consulting (PCC) by a friend, but I then had a face-to-face meeting with my counselor which made me more comfortable in working with them for the next few years. When I look back at the experience, I cannot even begin to explain how big of a help Princeton College Consulting was to my mother and I. Without their help, we would definitely have had a more difficult time getting organized for the college admissions process and also finishing every little piece required in time. With my counselor’s help, I was able to approach the admissions process with more ease, and with no additional stress. Thanks to Princeton College Consulting, I was able to make my college choices and begin work on my applications early, and my application process went extremely smoothly. I was able to pour my heart out in my essays because I didn’t have to worry about the prompts’ locations, deadlines, etc. Now, as I have received acceptances to many of my top schools, I am incredibly grateful for their having aided me in my journey. If someone asked me I would, without a single breath of hesitation, say that they are the way to go!
Selena R., Student
Attending Chapman University
I loved working with Princeton College Consulting. I had friends who worked with other counselors who were discouraged about the schools ...

Selena R., Student

Attending Chapman University
I loved working with Princeton College Consulting. I had friends who worked with other counselors who were discouraged about the schools they were applying to, but my counselor was always very supportive of me while still being realistic about what I should be looking for. My counselor met with me personally, helped me fill out applications, reviewed my essays and even gave me a daily schedule for applying to schools. I couldn't recommend anyone else. I was admitted to my top choice college and I owe it all to my PCC counselor!!
Y. Zhang, Student
Attending the University of Rochester
Working with Princeton College Consulting made the college application process so much less stressful and more efficient. My counselors ...

Y. Zhang, Student

Attending the University of Rochester
Working with Princeton College Consulting made the college application process so much less stressful and more efficient. My counselors were very knowledgeable about colleges and kept a close eye on my progress. We met a lot and they were always flexible with my schedule. The most helpful part to me was that my counselor guided me through the essay topics when sometimes I wasn’t even sure where to begin. The continuing conversation between my counselor and I inspired my ideas and writing. I am so happy I had their help!
Student
Admitted to the University of Chicago
They pushed me to think harder about myself and what I most want out of college and life. They also helped me see my writing from the ...

Student

Admitted to the University of Chicago
They pushed me to think harder about myself and what I most want out of college and life. They also helped me see my writing from the admissions committee’s perspective and be patient throughout the process.
B. Lynch, Parent of Student
Princeton, NJ
Princeton College Consulting was a valuable ally for my daughter as she navigated the college application process. The process is complex ...

B. Lynch, Parent of Student

Princeton, NJ
Princeton College Consulting was a valuable ally for my daughter as she navigated the college application process. The process is complex and having them there, to guide and support my daughter gave me tremendous peace of mind. They took the time to find out what type of person my daughter was, what type of student she was and where her interests might someday lead her. With so many colleges to consider, that personal involvement and relationship helped guide her towards the right college fit for her. They were there for her through the entire process, from test prep, to help on her essay and keeping her on schedule. Princeton College Consulting was truly money very well spent.
Parent of Student
Attending Georgetown
Princeton College Consulting was extremely helpful with my daughters college selection/application process. Taking my daughter’s record, ...

Parent of Student

Attending Georgetown
Princeton College Consulting was extremely helpful with my daughters college selection/application process. Taking my daughter’s record, values and and goals in to account, they helped her find multiple schools that were a great fit for her and our family. They are knowledgeable about the process and helped us understand the probability of admission at all the schools on her list and how to increase it as much as possible. Their service is a good value and I recommend it for other students and families going through the college admission process.
Parent of Student Athlete
Attending Trinity University
I hired Princeton College Consulting to help my son, a high school senior, go through both the recruitment and application process.They got ...

Parent of Student Athlete

Attending Trinity University
I hired Princeton College Consulting to help my son, a high school senior, go through both the recruitment and application process.They got right to it and had my son on track immediately. He started his essay and had it completed within two weeks (when I read it I was pleasantly surprised). They helped us understand the schools where he was the best fit athletically and academically and go through the process of getting on those coach’s radar. He was recruited and accepted to his first three choices including Trinity which we would not have thought about without them. I highly recommend Princeton College Consulting to anyone who has a child, athlete or not, who is going to go to college . I know they eased MY stress during the year which was great. I didn’t have to worry if my son was communicating with all the coaches or finishing his applications. I wish we hired them earlier.
Student
Admitted to Swarthmore College
Princeton College Consulting is awesome! I cannot thank them enough for all their help. I feel lucky that I was able to have counselors ...

Student

Admitted to Swarthmore College
Princeton College Consulting is awesome! I cannot thank them enough for all their help. I feel lucky that I was able to have counselors throughout much of high school that were so knowledgeable, supportive and creative.