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College Mentorship Service Pricing

Younger students, Grades 9-11
Silver Gold Platinum
Base Pricing
Mentorship Service 1,650 2,640 4,620

College Mentorship Service Comparison

Younger students, Grades 9-11
Silver Gold Platinum
Discovery & Competitive Edge Positioning
Students fill out a detailed (and lengthy) questionnaire. We look at everything: academic, non-academic, personal circumstances.
We review the responses ahead of the strategy call, to make that discussion as high yield as possible.
This call gives us crucial information about the student: temperament and working style, goals, strengths and weaknesses. We consider it all as we develop a battle plan for next steps.
We now have a sense of the baseline, along with a sense of how to measure success along the targets we establish.
Mentorship Support / Hours
Each tier of service includes a bucket of hours that count toward the package. Some (or all) of these can be used on phone calls. Often times it is a mix of phone calls plus offline support.
Additional Hours Included 6 12 24

Pricing Table

Application Services
Silver Gold Platinum
Base Pricing (Application Clients – Grade 12)
1 School (Common App/UCAS + Supplementals) 3440 5400 8500
2 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 4480 6750 9850
3 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 5460 7990 11090
4 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 6310 8960 12060
5 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 7120 9880 12980
6 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 7870 10720 13820
7 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 8620 11560 14660
8 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 9350 12380 15480
9 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 10080 13200 16300
10 Schools (Additional Supplementals) 10760 13960 17060
Add-As-You-Go (Each Additional Application) 1400 1400 1400

Comparison Table

Application Services
Silver Gold Platinum
Discovery & Competitive Edge Positioning
Students fill out a detailed (and lengthy) questionnaire. We want to know about motivations, passions, hobbies, personal stories, strengths, weaknesses, and much more. This helps us focus our strategy as we start to move toward developing a clear differentiation strategy. Our popular SPARC™ methodology is seamlessly integrated into this kickoff effort.
We then study the responses carefully, along with the SPARC™ results, to begin developing an initial strategy for where to spend time, and how to spend that time most effectively. This is Part I of the most pivotal phase of opening diagnostics and synthesis effort.
The planning session is the crucial second half of the Competitive Edge Positioning process. Over a deep dive phone call, we chat with the student to develop a clear plan: we should be able to determine the student’s ideal application angle after asking the right questions and having an open and honest dialogue.
The concluding step of this initial (and most vital) stage of the process is for us to synthesize our thoughts into an actionable document (The Action Plan). This document will articulate at a high-level how we will cohere all of the pieces into a clear and persuasive application branding strategy. We will also establish a high-level schedule for our engagement, with key milestones outlined.
Benchmarking & Echelon Mapping
Using our Echelon Mapping Methodology, based on our proprietary formula and decades of experience, we synthesize information about the student to help determine an approach to school selection that includes recommendations for Safety, Match, and Reach programs.
For Platinum clients, or clients who choose this module as an Add-On, we go one step further than Standard Benchmarking by providing a shortlist of specific schools to help focus the student, and/or help parents who seek additional assistance with school targeting.
The Essay Development Cauldron
“Measure twice, cut once.” Before we sign off on an essay to enter our exhaustive iterative drafting process (a process which involves our essay analysis specialists), we first assess the readiness of the student’s proposed essay, wherever the student is in the process. Some students know exactly what they wish to write about, others are considering a few options, others benefit from a sounding board for ideas, while others are simply stuck. Regardless of the circumstance, we get every single student’s proposed essay draft to the same state of readiness before we pass it to the next phase.
Next to the strategic work we perform at the beginning of each service, the Essay Analysis / Iterative Drafting phase is the most transformative work we do together. Over the course of four-to-five rounds of analysis and feedback, we help students transform raw essays into crisp, persuasive, and authentic works ready for submission. This process requires mastery along two key dimensions: (1) Diagnosis – astutely ascertaining which aspects of the student’s essay are strong/weak, logical/illogical, viscerally moving/flat, etc., and (2) Actionable Feedback – making effective suggestions that inspire students to rewrite and rephrase their work in a manner that both improves their effectiveness, but also (crucially) preserves their authentic voice. Failure along either dimension can be critically damaging to the process. The experience and skill level of our Consultants and Essay Specialists here is peerless.
For the first three schools of a multi-school campaign, we involve a Blind Reviewer from the team to provide an objective assessment of the student’s main essays, along with all other materials collected to-date. We have developed a tactical conceit for the Auditor to approach these essays under the hypothetical premise that the student’s application has been rejected: the job of the Auditor is to explain why. This methodology provides the sharpest insights with actionable feedback to the Primary Consultant to illuminate opportunities for potential improvement with ample time still remaining in the process.
An innovative creation from the Admissionado Labs! Utilizing all the input from the student thus far into the process, we also present the student with one additional task: answer three carefully curated questions in video form. We do this for a few reasons: (1) It allows the student to convey their personality more directly than through the written word; (2) It provides an opportunity for students to explore ideas and topics that might become relevant in the essay writing phase; (3) Forcing the student to convey complex thoughts into a compressed time frame is excellent training for effective communication. Our committee of three reviews the candidate alongside a handful of other candidates (prior admits as well as waitlists as well as rejections), to facilitate a blind, comparative analysis, i.e., a simulation of how the decision-making process works in reality. Three scores are committed first, followed by a dialogue to consider the candidate in a frank and qualitative manner. The highlights of this conversation are then passed back to the main consultant. In order to make the dialogue as honest and constructive as possible, we do not disclose the results of the internal dialogue.
Peripheral Components Checklist
We can provide guidance on choosing recommenders, as well as strategies for approaching and soliciting recommendations themselves. In instances where recommenders are open to feedback, we provide high-level guidance to students and/or directly to the recommenders. The preferences of the recommenders are critical, and we will only provide feedback given appropriate consent. Letters of Recommendation Support includes up to two rounds of light-touch feedback.
When interviews are offered by target schools, we help prepare students over the course of two meetings. We begin cold (on purpose) with a Mini-Mock Interview, followed by tailored preparation tactics, key considerations, and a review of commonly asked questions. In our experience, the strongest lessons are forged with this “cold call”-inspired step. We then follow up with a second meeting where we conduct a formal Mock Interview followed by targeted feedback.
In addition to the process included in Standard Interview Prep, we include one additional Blind Interview from a second expert on the team who does not have access to any prior history or details of the client. We do this to simulate a truly unbiased interview. In this scenario, our Blind Interviewer can offer objective feedback (internally) on the student’s performance and profile strength. We begin the process with this Blind Interview, and then use the feedback from this session to provide a roadmap for improvement for the subsequent Mock Interview process with the student’s primary consultant.
We provide high-level guidance on the Activities List. We make recommendations on inclusions, exclusions, and wording choices when appropriate. This includes two light-touch rounds of feedback.
Typically, consultants will review the main application form (over a shared screen, never controlling the application itself for obvious ethical reasons) and support in areas where we can reasonably add value. This takes place over one phone call, or via email if students are more comfortable collating specific questions in written form.
After decisions are rendered, we provide one additional strategy session if students or parents require assistance on deferrals, or if choosing from multiple admits (we hope this is the case!).
In instances where additional support is required for Waitlists, we provide guidance on next steps and when appropriate “Letters of Continued Interest” (or the equivalent), with up to two rounds of targeted feedback.
Service Support Detail
We are available via email from the start of the engagement through to the end.
Our objective is to provide oracle-level guidance. If that requires phone calls, we’ve got you. We can help manage expectations regarding how much phone access to expect for each tier.
For students who might benefit from additional time with their consultant (usually in the area of help with project management, staying on task, regular check-ins, etc..) we provide the option of adding blocks of hours (three hours per block). The Platinum package includes nine hours as a starting point. Otherwise, you can add as many 3-hour blocks as needed. We can assist in helping you choose the right number of hours needed based on your timing, as well as your individual preferences.

CounterCheck™ Background Verification

Our CounterCheck™ verification support service helps you navigate the confusing, and often intimidating, process of providing any required documentation and winning approval from verification agencies

30-Minute Consult $265
Basic Service $445
Expanded Service $745
Comprehensive Service $1895

A La Carte Services & Add-Ons

Purchase what you need, at your own pace, and on your own terms. We have a deep bench of A La Carte options for you to choose from.

Discovery & Competitive Edge Positioning $925
The M7 Insider Audit™ $575
Blind 2nd Consultant Peer Review $575
Admissions Committee Simulator $2250
Resume Development $750