Our College Admissions Offerings
Our robust menu of offerings for college admissions includes strategy development, coaching, application support, workshops, and so much more.
10 sessions 1-1.5hrs each
The student and coach meet to individually accomplish the finite elements of the senior year admissions process (resume, activities list, honors/awards list, essays, short answers, strategies, demonstrated interest, etc.). Students lie at the center of this approach and are empowered to decide how their time will be spent with the College Admissions Coach as a knowledgeable guide. Additional hours available at an hourly rate after the student’s first 10.
The student and coach develop an individualized college admissions strategy, usually meeting once per week throughout the admissions season to accomplish the finite elements of the journey while continuing to mindfully develop the infinite habits, skills, and mindsets that make great applicants. Upon submission of all applications, students and families continue to engage Cultivate as a mentor and guide through the acceptance process, final choice, and deposits into the Spring of senior year.
Coalition App Package
Includes 2 schools, approximately 4 hrs
An individual one on one experience with Certified College Admissions Counselor spanning 4 sessions to focus on guiding seniors through the essential elements of the Coalition Application, Coalition essay, and supplemental writings to produce their best, most strategic applications.
University of California (UC) App Package
Approximately 4 hrs
Individualized, one on one experience with College Admissions Coach to strategically use the activities/honors/awards section, personal insight questions, and other opportunities provided on the UC Application to highlight the student’s personal character and intellectual strengths that align with each UC campus’s mission and values.
Common App Package
Includes 2 schools, approximately 4 hrs
Individualized, one on one experience with College Admissions Coach to strategically use the activities list, honors and awards section, main essay, and supplemental questions provided on the Common Application to highlight the student’s personal character and intellectual strengths that align with each campus’s mission and values.
Application Review Package
1.5 hr and comments/suggestions
Individualized, one on one experience with College Admissions Coach. Students bring in their completed Common Application, Coalition Application, UC Application, or other completed school specific application to be reviewed. College Admissions Coach will recommend edits, improvements, and suggestions for ultimate strategy and effectiveness of the student’s application.
College Admissions Writing Workshop
Provided at Various Times Throughout College Admissions Season. Essay Writing Workshop, 3 total hrs
Explore the College Admissions Essay and application supplements from nuanced perspectives under the guidance of our College Admissions Counselor, David Girard. This small group workshop will expand student understanding of how to craft an authentic, compelling narrative that will be memorable to admissions officers. Each student receives a 30 minute one-on-one follow up session with David Girard to review and polish their essay/supplement(s). Applicable to Common App, Coalition App, Apply Texas, and UC System applications.
Application Fundamentals Workshop
2.5 total hrs
Gain insight into how college admissions officers use applications to make determinations about students. Learn from College Admissions Counselor David Girard, a 30 year veteran admissions specialist and former admissions officer at selective universities. Receive step-by-step guidance on how to perfect and strategically polish your application. Each student receives a 30 min one-on-one follow up session with David Girard to review/edit their application(s). Useful to Common App, Coalition App, Apply Texas, and UC System applications.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Workshop
2 total hrs
Understand the often complex details of financial aid and scholarships when it comes to college funding. Workshop will focus on the completion of the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. Students and families will understand the differences between institutional scholarships, community based organizational scholarships, private corporate scholarships, and where to find them. Additional topics include merit versus need based funding and the role of student loans. Students will register with at least 2 of the private scholarship search engines and begin to identify appropriate scholarships. Cost includes a 30 min one-on-one follow up session with David Girard, College Admissions Counselor and scholarship consultant.
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Cultivate Students Admitted To One Of Their Top 3 Colleges
Cultivate Students Who've Transferred Colleges (national average is 33%)
Whether it is through individualized College Admissions Consulting, ACT Prep Courses, Content Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Personal Scholarship Searches, or assistance in our series of workshops regarding the most crucial aspects of the College Admissions Process, Cultivate Academics guides students and supports their growth throughout high school and the college admissions process.
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Thanks to Cultivate, I am fortunate to be attending my first-choice university this upcoming Fall, but I am even more grateful for how the program has shaped me as a young scholar and citizen - these values will transcend my matriculation into college and build my character for many years to come.
Princeton University Student
Class of 2024
With Rebecca’s sincere support and mentorship, Cultivate became a place where my worries and concerns about college vanished. Not only was the process enjoyable, but Rebecca also helped me produce my best work-- my essays reflected my true character and that translated to admissions officers. Thank you, Cultivate.
SMU Hunt Leadership Scholar
Class of 2025
Rebecca’s knowledge of the College Admissions Process is unparalleled. She was data driven and strategic, all the while being sincerely supportive and interested in what made me a viable and unique applicant. She took the time to know me, identified my perfect fit school, and I got in!
New York University Student
Class of 2025