Elite College Admissions Concierge At Your Fingertips
College Admissions Specialist
3.3 million students apply to college every single year. For us, we want to only work with a select handful of students because we love to be on first name basis with our students. When you sign up with us, we make sure to pair you with one of our ten specialists based upon your profile and where your child wants to go. For us, it matters that your child is inspired by their specialist and enjoys the college admissions journey.
Neha Gupta, founder of College Shortcuts and Elite Private Tutors, hand selects each specialist on her team, and selects only ten on her dream team to learn the system that has gotten students in for the last ten years, based upon admissions directors desires, data driven information, and the heart and soul of helping each child. We aren’t your churn kids in and out type of organization, every child will be treated as if they are our own.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MENTORSHIP AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAM
Yes, you heard us right. Most consulting firms charge hourly and try to stretch hours and take months to get this process completed. Instead, your child will get a team behind them – similar to a college admissions office. You will have your main specialist, essay editors, and more, because we know the best ways to cross your t’s and dot your i’s is to have a team checking every single part.
Step Zero: Guidance and Mentorship
Do you feel like you don’t know what you are doing? We will answer all of your questions from 1st grade thru 11th grade – academic course selection, extracurricular activity choices, scholarship advice, summer planning, and much more. We want to navigate with you as a family so you don’t make the mistakes thousands of families do every year by not getting mentorship.
Step One: The Right School – Means Everything
Did you know that 26% of students transfer because they miss this step? Through our detailed questions and understanding of your child’s background, we do a deep dive in knowing your child and who they are. We want to get to know their passion, personality, and perfect fit environment. We will also determine the best strategy for applying.
Step Two: What Is Your Unique Angle?
Having a key story that demonstrates your child’s profile and aspirations is important in building the best admissions narrative to present your child in the best light. This step will help to make sure your child stands out in front of the sea of applications.
Step Three: Applications Management
Because we have been inside the application process for 12+ years, we can help navigate you away from the common pitfalls students make when applying for college. Instead of being confused about where essays go and how to handle it, we make sure that we keep all our details on our Elite Edge Dashboard in one place. Organization is key in this process.
Step Four: Essay Strategy
On average 85% of students write more essays than they need to for college – making the process harder and harder for them? Instead of students having to re-write essays, our specialist will ensure that your child gets the best strategy prior to even putting pencil to paper.
Step Five: Crafting The Perfect Essays
Because most high school teachers do not teach the writing style of what is needed for a college admissions essay, we go through our unique “Brainstorming Shortcut” technique that helps your child to write the essays in half the time. We continue to create magic while crafting essays that align with their admissions narrative.
Step Six: Editing Essays To Final Draft
Instead of having your student stare at us while we edit, we have a team of editors that will battle every single word out on each essay on their own. We make sure every essay matches perfectly for each college to give a comprehensive picture of your student’s aspirations and dreams. Essays are delivered error-free and ready to go for submission with resume.
Step Seven: Interview Process
We have detailed training on exactly how to nail the interview – from body language, what to wear and what not to wear, attitude and energy and what to prepare for. We believe that first impressions are everything.
Step Eight: Submission Process
While we would love to give you all our secrets of how we help students stand out – this step is the bow on top piece of the process. Here we make sure students submit their applications on time as well as use our secret techniques of submission to truly stand out from the 3.3 million students that apply each year.
Clients Who Got Into Their Dream College
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Letter from Neha Gupta
Looks like you are really wanting to get into the college of your dreams. I know because I was there too.
I went to a competitive private school, and I still felt like I didn’t get enough time with my counselor. The national average is 500 students to 1 counselor, and so many students get lost in the cracks.
As the Head Nerd of College Shortcuts, every child that I take under my wing becomes my own. We believe in working with students with heart and love to ensure that this journey of leaving home is a positive experience.
There is so much information out there, and honestly, parents can spend hours upon hours getting stuck on blogs like College Confidential and getting misinformed.
Like I always say to my clients, you don’t always change your own oil in your car, you hire a mechanic. When it comes to the college admissions process, why do it yourself when you only applied to one or two schools verses someone who has applied to thousands?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, our team truly cares about every student we work with because we believe that every child should achieve their dreams.