College Application Guidance

Applying to college involves many important decisions—where should you apply?  What should you write about?  How should you present your accomplishments and unique personality throughout your application?  These are tough questions, and we’re here to help you answer them.  We share valuable insights with our clients.  You can find some of them in news sources like CNN, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Reader’s Digest.  Applying to college doesn’t need to be stressful.  Let’s talk about how we can help your family.

How We Work on Applications

Our team assists with all aspects of the college admissions process, from school selection, to essay writing, to the activities list, and to interview prep.  We help seniors present themselves in their very best light on every part of the application.  We assist them in creating a college list that best fits their academic and extracurricular interests, guide them through brainstorming, planning, and drafting their essays, and navigate other important aspects of the application process.

College Essay Guidance

The college essay is the hardest part of applying to college.  It can also be the most stimulating and rewarding task you have before you.

 

Joyce Carol Oats, who knew a thing or two about great writing, once praised the personal essay genre for its “directness and intimacy,” and for “its first-person authority.”  At H&C, our job is to help you find your own voice—to tell your story with both intimacy and authority.

 

100%

accepted to one or more of their top three choice schools.*

20+

years of combined experience.

100%

of our consultants are from top-10 universities.

Ian is a co-founder of H&C, where he serves as the Director of Writing and Academic Development.  He holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale University, where he served on the editorial board of Yale French Studies, and taught literature as an instructor and as a teaching fellow.  He has been providing writing and application guidance in one form or another for the past eleven years.  His advice has been featured by Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, and other publications.  Ian works one-on-one with a limited number of students each year on their application essays.

Meet Our Specialist

Ian Curtis

Ian is a co-founder of H&C, where he serves as the Director of Writing and Academic Development.  He holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale University, where he served on the editorial board of Yale French Studies, and taught literature as an instructor and as a teaching fellow.  He has been providing writing and application guidance in one form or another for the past eleven years.  His advice has been featured by Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, and other publications.  Ian works one-on-one with a limited number of students each year on their application essays.

Comprehensive Essay Package

We provide tailored college essay packages to fit your needs.  Let us know which schools you are applying to, send along two-three ideas for your college essay, and we’ll arrange for you to meet via video conference with one of our essay specialists to brainstorm.  Following the initial consultation, you will work one-on-one with a specialist via Google Docs to craft and edit your college essay and all your supplemental essays.

Premium Essay Guidance

Each application cycle, our Director of Writing and Academic Development, Ian Curtis, works with a limited number of students on their college application writings takes, including the college essay, supplemental essays, and other details such as the activities list.

Ian accepts applications on a rolling basis, and works with clients on an hourly basis.

Let's Talk

Schedule a free consultation to speak with our Director of Writing and Academic Development to determine how we can best help your family on college applications.

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*Results are based on students whom H&C Education worked with in a comprehensive fashion before and during the formation of H&C Education. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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