John’s mother called us regarding her son’s college application readiness. There was no rush since John had just started the 11thgrade. His mother wanted to see an evaluation as well as a road map of her son’s potential. In other words, she wanted us to prepare a report that would include academic recommendations.
Although John had just entered the 11thgrade, neither he nor his parents were aware of the importance of grade point average (GPA) at the time of college applications. John’s academic performance during 9thand 10thgrade was lackluster and his GPA from those two previous years was 2.89/4.00 (unweighted). He needed to increase this GPA. Further, since it was the first week of the fall semester (11thgrade), we were able to include some recommendations regarding course selections at his high school.
John increased his GPA to over 3.1/4.00. Since he has a clear picture of his potential, he is highly motivated toward his high school classes as well as his college applications (as reported by his mother). He completed the extracurricular activities suggested in the report and will continue more activities during the summer (just before the 12thgrade). Information (acceptance rates, SAT scores of accepted students, rankings, etc.) about the universities that we listed in the report also set specific goals for him and increased his motivation.
How EZ College Consulting Helped Him?
After a 45-minute pre-consulting session (25 questions) we identified all of John’s academic potential. We prepared a Road Map Report that especially focused on John’s previous academic progress (9thand 10thgrades). However, we knew that he needed a road map that would help him to increase his GPA to over 3.10/4.00. We recommended changing 2 classes in his current schedule. In the report, we also suggested ways that he could increase his SAT scores. We specifically highlighted those resources that were convenient for him. When designing the report, we always used a motivational language. Further, we highlighted potential extracurricular activity developments for John. Lastly, since John had already decided his college major, we were able to prepare the list of schools that best matched his profile (college list broken down into safe school, best match, and “let’s try” categories).
Being an international student is challenging especially in an unfamiliar educational system. A six-page report clarified all question marks in my mind. I completed my application without any other external help for my graduate school applications. Thanks. — Raul
There are so many technical steps you should take for college applications. It is definitely a complicated procedure if you want the best possibility for your child. We purchased the road map report and as I expected, I received a holistic approach in 6 pages. All questions that I have (and more) have the answers with convincing reasons. — Monica
We were not familiar with overall college applications and needed “understandable” consulting for our daughter. Thank God we were not too late to get a consulting report. The report that we received included all aspects of college applications with individualized highlights. We saved time and money but more important than those, we stayed away from the stress of confusion. — Joseph
Reasonable price, fast service, unique approach. — John
I talked to different agencies but this is the fastest and most effective product (Road Map Report) I have ever seen for college applications. — Anna
We purchased the full service and Dr. Acar clarified every step for the applications. The most important parts were about selecting the best-match colleges and writing the personal statement. Things went well and my daughter is at her dream school. — Mia
I knew that school counselors were extremely busy at high schools. But I did not know that the average time they spend for each student was around 38 minutes per year. [There is] no way for individualized consulting. On the other hand, private consulting companies are offering services with extreme costs. We looked at the sample road map reports at ezcollegeconsulting.com and purchased one. The five-page report explains almost all of the questions you have in your mind. The best thing about this report is the individualized and honest comments about our son’s academic performance. — Ashley
I think all I needed was a holistic approach for college applications. I needed to see every aspect and step for college applications and planning. The report helped us a lot. I highly recommend the service. — Penny
Writing a personal statement was a challenge and there is no single format. Every single student has a different background and unique future plans. Without the essay assistance service, I would not have been able to complete an impressive essay. Thanks. — Abigail
Early planning for college applications is important but we did not know what exactly we should do. High school counselors are extremely busy and their recommendations are very limited. We purchased a high school planning report for our son [which] included classes that he will choose and extracurricular activities that he will attend. There were many other personalized recommendations in the report and we are far more comfortable toward college applications. — Emma