Customized counseling: 4,000 universities, but only one you
Applying to university can be overwhelming. One-to-one advising with a professional counselor helps you get into your dream school. They work with you from your first year to choose the right courses and co-curricular activities, then craft applications that showcase your talents and skills—so you can get into the right university program to meet your goals in life.
With one-to-one advising, the focus is on you
When you arrive, you’re assigned a dedicated University Counselor who works closely with you throughout your time at EF Academy. Your counselor guides you in taking the right courses to meet your personal, academic, and career goals. They help you identify your perfect list of universities to match your career ambitions, academic strengths, and unique learning style. They mentor you in crafting and sending out strong applications and coach you on how to shine in interviews with admissions officers.
Join guided visits to the campuses of local universities
Thanks to our amazing Southern California location, you are able to visit every type of university on school-sponsored weekend college trips. Identify what type of school environment you prefer, from small liberal arts colleges to large private universities and from state college systems to specialized professional schools. Each year, our campus also hosts over 100 visits by college admissions representatives from across the globe to help you deepen your knowledge about different degree programs that may be a perfect fit for you.
Tell your story
A well-lived high school experience is the key to a successful college application. Your counselor continuously advises you on how to craft your unique story by explaining the strategy behind your academic choices, taking on leadership roles, trying out for new teams, finding a public forum to showcase your work, or volunteering your time for a cause that you care about.
It's not just about getting into a great university. It's about getting into the right one
A recent graduate of EF Academy New York wanted to get into a top Psychology degree program and set her sights on Harvard or Yale. However, after discussing it with her University Counselor, she realized New York University had the most exciting program. She mapped out a plan with her Advisor and University Counselor to take AP Psychology, Biology and Chemistry—all NYU pre-requisites. On their advice, she also strengthened her application by joining the Science Club and volunteering at a shelter for at-risk youth. She starts NYU's psychology program this fall!
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