College Counseling

Discovery is committed to helping students prepare for and gain admission to the nation’s most competitive schools by providing top-quality educational consulting services. We provide comprehensive services for applicants and their families. From junior high school through graduate school, we offer specific services that apply to students at every level of their education.

The full range of Discovery services can aid in the following areas:

  • Pre-Admissions advising
  • Assessment of Candidacy
  • School Selection (including non-traditional cases)
  • Personal Essay Writing
  • Narrative Development
  • Resume Formatting
  • Recommendations
  • Interview Preparation
  • School Communication
  • Navigating the Waitlist
  • Choosing the Right School
  • Financial Aid

We can assist for the following schools and levels:

  • Secondary School
  • Undergraduate
  • Medical School
  • Law School
  • Business School
  • Masters and PhD programs (all areas)

College Prep Courses

Core Courses
DISCOVERY SEMINAR : College Application Process
MSA 101 – 123 : SAT prep courses
MAC 101 – 123 : ACT Prep Courses
MSAII : SAT Subjects Prep Courses
MAP : 12 AP Test Prep Courses
MTF 091 – 122 : TOEFL Prep Courses

College Applications package
Your application is the single most important element in the college admissions process. Each application must be crafted with care to promote the applicant’s best features and ensure acceptance. Let our admissions and writing consultants help you put your best foot forward. We approach the process with personal attention, interest, and honesty that transcends the page.

Through initial consultation and an assessment of all of your academic and extracurricular achievements, we will help you construct a coherent narrative based on your unique background and accomplishments. Our writing experts will help you prepare the best possible application, essays, and interviews. With a focus on getting in as well as getting into yourself, you will enter the ideal college with a self-aware understanding of your goals for the next four years and beyond.

Our standard package includes the following:
For 11th and 12th graders applying to college, we provide a comprehensive strategy that is custom-tailored for each student. We guide and assist our clients through every step of the college application process including:

* Admissions Consultation, including but not limited to:

  • Pre-Admissions Consulting
  • Assessment of Candidacy
  • School Selection (limited)
  • Essay Development
  • Interview Preparation and Practice
  • Application Consulting
  • School Choice Consulting
  • School Communications

* Essay Development, including but not limited to:

  • Common Application Essay Writing
  • Supplement completion (up to 4 additional supplements)

Planning Timeline

Use our free college admissions planning timeline to understand what you should be doing and when. Our timelines provide general guidance on when to take admissions exams, AP Exams, and preparing college applications.

College Admissions Test Timeline

Below is a general timeline for students taking the college admissions tests. This is a good guide for most cases, but you should always take into account your academic, extracurricular, and personal schedule, as well as which standardized tests are required by the colleges on their application list when determining which dates to sign up for the test.

We strongly recommend that students take the SAT or ACT more than once. It doesn’t matter how much a student knows, if they are not mentally prepared on that morning, it can make a big difference in their score.

Sophomore Year

Students who take courses during their sophomore year that correspond to an SAT Subject Test, such as Biology or World History, should consider taking the SAT Subject Test directly following the course while the material is still fresh in their minds.

Junior Year

Students should take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year. By the end of junior year, students should have taken the SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests at least once.

Senior Year

When planning your test-taking schedule, keep in mind that the fall of your senior year will be your last chance to retake the SAT or ACT and to take any of the SAT Subject Tests.

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