During the application process, Beacon Star will ...


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1st 

  - Determine the student’s distinguishing excellence as seen through the lens of educational professionals with years of experience. Counselors will assist the student in developing strategies to become a standout even in the most competitive applicant pools.

- Determine the student’s distinguishing excellence as seen through the lens of educational professionals with years of experience. Counselors will assist the student in developing strategies to become a standout even in the most competitive applicant pools.

  -  Polish the product the student has created by offering commentary on the student’s essays and provide feedback about clarity, tone and structure. Are the essays as good as they possibly can be? The student’s voice needs to shine in their application and no one but the student can make this happen.

-  Polish the product the student has created by offering commentary on the student’s essays and provide feedback about clarity, tone and structure. Are the essays as good as they possibly can be? The student’s voice needs to shine in their application and no one but the student can make this happen.

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  - Offer advice to determine which teachers to select to write letters of recommendation on behalf of the student.     - Counsel the applicant about providing additional letters of recommendation, portfolios and supplemental material.

- Offer advice to determine which teachers to select to write letters of recommendation on behalf of the student.

- Counsel the applicant about providing additional letters of recommendation, portfolios and supplemental material.

  -  Guide the student in projecting their best image — one that is consistent and true to them. Interview coaching is provided. An interview is an opportunity for the student to make the best impression and its impact on the admissions decision process should not be under-estimated.    - Discuss subjective factors “beyond the file” so that the student will have a better perspective about the admissions process.

-  Guide the student in projecting their best image — one that is consistent and true to them. Interview coaching is provided. An interview is an opportunity for the student to make the best impression and its impact on the admissions decision process should not be under-estimated.

- Discuss subjective factors “beyond the file” so that the student will have a better perspective about the admissions process.

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  -    Provide step-by-step guidance in order to keep the student on task, provide deadlines for essays, critique supplemental materials and maintain a reasonable and even pace with the student’s standardized testing schedule      - Determine what type of application makes sense for the student. Universities have several application options that include early action, early decision, rolling admission, early decision round 2 or regular action.  Beacon Star  will assist the student in selecting among the different types of applications in order to maximize their chance for admission.

-    Provide step-by-step guidance in order to keep the student on task, provide deadlines for essays, critique supplemental materials and maintain a reasonable and even pace with the student’s standardized testing schedule  

- Determine what type of application makes sense for the student. Universities have several application options that include early action, early decision, rolling admission, early decision round 2 or regular action. Beacon Star will assist the student in selecting among the different types of applications in order to maximize their chance for admission.

  -  Plan school visits to optimize time spent on campus. We will help the student evaluate information received and provide advice about necessary follow-ups. This important step will assist the student in identifying and ranking factors that matter to him or her. It will also help avoid potential pitfalls that in the end could possibly lead to unsatisfactory results.

-  Plan school visits to optimize time spent on campus. We will help the student evaluate information received and provide advice about necessary follow-ups. This important step will assist the student in identifying and ranking factors that matter to him or her. It will also help avoid potential pitfalls that in the end could possibly lead to unsatisfactory results.


After all this preparation and work, the choice to admit the student rests with the admissions committees at the various institutions. While we have no influence on their final decisions, Beacon Star services will have enhanced the strengths of the student’s application for admission to the different schools selected. Beacon Star will aid the student in fully evaluating their different options.

HOWEVER

Families do not need to wait until university applications are imminent to engage Beacon Star services. We can provide annual support to students in high schools in the following ways: