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The College Admissions Process Is Complicated.

  • The process is fiercely competitive
  • Admit rates are on the decline 
  • Many colleges are flooded with applications
  • Outcomes are more uncertain/unpredictable than ever

Most parents confront these problems
at some point in the college admissions process


The admissions process is a complicated and confusing maze that requires a great deal of time and effort to decipher.

How many schools? Which majors? What are realistic options? Send standardized test scores or no? Which decision plan (e.g., Early Decision, Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, etc.). How to demonstrate interest and does it matter? Those questions represent a fraction of the decisions students and parents must make in this once-in-a-lifetime process.


Being a high school student is stressful enough, between rigorous academics, demanding extracurriculars, and social schedules.

What’s more, teens are bombarded by information about what to do/not to do around the college application process. You want to support them, but you don’t know where to start. And, even raising the subject may cause another battle with your child!

Lack of Time

Your schedule is already jam-packed, and you don’t know how you will be able to support your child throughout the college application process.

Your last exposure to the process was decades ago, and you do not have the time to become an expert on the modern admissions process, especially when your child’s process is at stake.

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Integrating Essays

Essays allow students to show colleges who they are, in addition to showing what they’ve accomplished throughout their applications. College essay writing is unfamiliar to most high school students, even confident writers. Without guidance from the beginning of the brainstorming process, students often encounter pitfalls such as selecting cliché topics, neglecting to consider essays in the greater context of an entire application package, attempting to anticipate the colleges’ “expectations,” packing too many ideas into a single essay, and/or “telling” rather than “showing.” Well-crafted essays are an excellent opportunity for students to bring life to their applications by highlighting their distinctive qualities and showing colleges how they will add value on campus.

Admissions officers say that some of the most effective essays are about seemingly “ordinary” topics such as eating ice cream or taking a shower.

Beth has a gift for making an essay come to life by guiding students to find their own unique voices.

Rather than carving out the essay piece to separate writing coaches or specialists, our consultants are all experienced writing experts who work directly with students on this critically important application component. Our holistic, one-on-one approach allows us to capitalize on the individual relationships we develop with our students and extensive knowledge of students’ entire applications. As seasoned experts in both essays and the college application process as a whole, our consultants assist students from brainstorming through crafting original, thoughtful essays to fit each prompt. We specialize in bringing out each student’s unique voice and helping our students leave a lasting impression by crafting authentic essays that stand out in a sea of applications.

We ask parents to be mindful of the fact that students are in the driver’s seat when it comes to essays. We guide students in selecting topics that excite them, address the prompts, showcase their individual attributes, and fit within the context of each entire application. Because multiple eyes and editors dilute the student’s voice and perspective, we do not collaborate with anyone other than the student in the essay-writing process. Outside involvement detracts from the authenticity of the writing process and leads to unnecessary back-and-forth and less genuine essays. We are hands-on so parents do not have to be.

“...a veteran application reader will tell you that there are enough clues in the application to know when the essay has been re-engineered to the point of losing the connection to the student.”

Informed pricing

Because the college process is as unique as students themselves, we offer a customized pricing structure that enables families to make informed choices when building college lists. Our distinctive hybrid fee structure provides our students with the comprehensive services that are uniform for all college applicants and the flexibility to build a personalized college list with complete transparency of the costs involved.

How It Works​

The Essentials…

We provide a comprehensive counseling package to all students. This package includes all advising, application support, and assistance with a personal statement essay (required by the vast majority of colleges).  

The Extras…It’s Entirely Up to You!​

Many colleges require supplemental essays and/or specific information, and preparing this material can be complex and time-consuming. With the guidance of iCC consultants, students/parents compile a customized college list with full knowledge of the costs involved in applying to each school. Our “a la carte” pricing model empowers students/parents to make informed decisions and build a balanced, realistic list of schools.

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