College Admissions Consulting (Rising Seniors, 12th)
Navigating the world of college admissions can be intimidating. There is a ton of information to sort through … so many colleges to consider … and a long list of questions students should ask before even selecting a school.
At LaMeire College Consulting, our advisement covers selecting the list of schools to which you apply, to choosing the college that you attend…and everything in between.
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Each application’s essays demand outlines or “frameworks,” which I start to assemble at the end of summer. The frameworks are developed from the reflective writings that the student completes over the summer months.
Over the fall, students are paired with one of my professional writers in order to develop the essays. The early essays go through approximately four to six drafts. For each draft, I review the storyline and the grammar, from the essay’s structure to its emotional tone. The first application takes the most time. If this one is weak, everything else is, too. When I approve and do the final edits on the draft, it is ready to be moved into the application.
Extracurricular Profile Consulting (Pre-Seniors)
Creating a solid, unique personal profile throughout high school is essential to succeeding in admission to top-tier schools. We begin building toward this goal by first determining what exactly you’re passionate about — not interested in casually, but what you truly, deeply love to do. We build the profile around this passion and direct it toward impressive, creative activities.
Through research assistantships, independent projects, and competitive summer programs, we work together to produce not just a well-rounded resume, but also a single activity that stands out among other applicants. In a visual metaphor, we make you “round with pointy parts.” We work on the Extracurricular Profile throughout the year, developing both in-school and off-campus activities. Of course, summer is the time to fully attack the activities, and we begin working on summer applications as early as December.
Some examples of past programs, projects, and placements:
- SRI – Research Science Institute (MIT)
- SSP – Summer Science Program (CalTech)
- TASP – The Telluride Scholars Program
- BLIPS – Berkeley Lab Internships for Pre-Collegiate Scholars
- National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
- Stanford Earth Sciences Summer Internship Program
- CSSSA – The California State Summer School for the Arts
- SIMR – Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research Program
- YEAH – Young Entrepreneurs at Haas
- SUMaC – Stanford U. Mathematics Camp
- PROMYS Mathematics Program
- Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (UPenn)
- Ross Mathematics Program
- Iowa Young Writers Studio
- The Clark Scholars Program
- Research work with faculty in all academic areas. Papers published in Economics, Chemistry, and Physics
- Numerous 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations created
- Internships with members of Congress
- Internship as reader of new manuscripts at publishing house
- Internship (in Statistics) analyzing college basketball game film for NBA team
SAT Reading & Writing Courses
Finally! An SAT prep class that teaches content and strategy—from fundamental skills to sophisticated techniques.
LCC’s two-part series offers:
- Foundations – In this course, students focus on grammar and vocabulary, but most importantly, rhetorical reading—what the SAT tests, but which isn’t taught in other prep classes.
- Transformations – Students build on their new knowledge with this SAT Critical Reading and Writing strategy course, where they hone their speed and accuracy.
Both courses require a significant commitment, but the benefits are clear. Foundations and Transformations not only enhance Critical Reading and Writing scores on the SAT, but will help students to become better readers and writers for high school and college work.