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College Admissions

The college admissions process is more like a marathon than a sprint.

It requires meticulous planning, a well-developed strategy, and hard work – all with the goal of getting parents and students across the finish line together.

The Galin Method

The undergraduate application process is a daunting task. We get it. The process for getting into a top-tier college is even more complex. That’s why we developed and embody The Galin Method. We help students and parents navigate the college application process from start to finish.  Our advisors clearly explain the step-by-step process, advise on early decision applications, craft the perfect personal statement, and refine supplemental essays. How? Through one-on-one counseling, workshops, coaching, parent chats, test prep, and everything in between. We help students and parents answer every question, big and small, because we know that during this time, every question is important.

Before Applying

We know that carrying a full schedule of extra-curricular activities, achieving the highest possible GPA, and trying to stand out in a crowded applicant pool is demanding. That’s why our highly-trained staff of college admissions advisors works one-on-one with high school students to determine which courses and activities will get them into their dream college and to help them achieve their long-term goals. Before application season, our college admissions advisors:

  • Analyze high school transcripts, recommend courses, and review standardized test scores
  • Assist in planning outside activities including clubs, athletics, and volunteer opportunities
  • Develop a timeline for standardized tests, recommendation letters, and applications

During Application Season

All of the hard work in and out of the classroom pays off during this phase as students complete their applications with confidence. When it’s time to apply to the dream school, our team is there to determine the best timelines and strategies. With our inside knowledge of the undergraduate admissions process and a customized plan in place, we set students up for success. Throughout the application season, our college admissions advisors:

  • Advise on schools based on the student’s strengths and long-term goals
  • Help set up and prepare for interviews
  • Help students brainstorm, draft, and proofread their application essays

After Applying

Opening the first acceptance letter is a moment students never forget. It’s a time to celebrate their years of hard work leading up to this moment. But, there is still some important work to be done and important questions to answer. We’re here to make this final leg of the journey as painless as possible so students can excitedly and confidently make the right decision. During the final phase, our team is right there to:

  • Help navigate waitlist and deferral strategies
  • Offer negotiation techniques
  • Assist in identifying the best scholarship and financial aid opportunities
  • Celebrate the final acceptance decision


Our students have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective school, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more:


American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Augustana College
Bard College
Bates College
Beloit College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Butler University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western University
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Colgate University
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drake University
Duke University
Earlham College
Emory University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Indiana University-Bloomington
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola University Chicago
Macalester College
Marquette University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University-Oxford
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Pomona College
Purdue University-Main Campus
Rice University
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Skidmore College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
SUNY at Binghamton
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
The University of Texas at Austin
Tufts University
Tulane University of Louisiana
Union College
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern California
University of St Thomas
University of Vermont
University of Virginia-Main Campus
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Viterbo University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Whitman College
Williams College
Xavier University
Yale University

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