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College Counseling and
Preparation

Connecting Students to College Success

You are performing well in school—congratulations, these are important years! As you begin to focus on the future, it’s only natural to consider your options. How do you get that competitive edge? Which college is the best fit? Should you start volunteering, and who will help you write a standout college essay to set you apart from others?

Start early—improve your chances!

If you’ve been checking out college admission rates, you might feel discouraged when you realize your dream college occupies one of the top positions.

Here at Knovva Academy, we know what it takes to succeed, and we believe that every student deserves the chance to attend their dream college. Helping students stand out is what we do. Our comprehensive college counseling services allow you to work one-on-one with an expert college counselor. We help you polish essays, prepare for interviews, improve test scores, meet deadlines, win scholarships, fine-tune your resume, complete applications, and prepare for college.

When you select one of our customized college planning solutions, we pair you with an experienced college counselor; a world-class educator from one of our country’s top-tiered universities.

Your professional counselor has firsthand knowledge to help you navigate the application process to improve your college admission chances. Our tailored approach means we focus only on the areas where you need the most support.

About Our Services

College Admission Counseling

Stand out, even against other solid applicants

Our confidential consultations offer one-on-one coaching with an experienced Knovva Academy college counselor.

 

College Selection

We use data-driven analytics to generate an ideal application list and help find the right school for you.

College Essay Support

From conception through to completion, we help you craft an unforgettable essay that demonstrates your English proficiency, reveals your unique interests and accomplishments, and adds a little pizazz!

Interview Preparation

We prepare you for various interviewing styles using mock interview techniques that ensure you can handle the most challenging questions with flare.

Meeting Deadlines

Our experienced counselors ensure the correct and timely completion of all college applications, including the Common and Coalition Application.

How to Write Ivy-League Essays

Craft, edit, engage — let us help you every step of the way!

If you care deeply about a topic, your college essay will be easier to write and more compelling to read. Your advisor will assist you in crafting the perfect college essay, starting with a subject about which you are passionate. They will guide through the stages of writing—brainstorming ideas, engaging introduction, adding personality, drafts and edits, hot topics, what to avoid, and the best way to respond to application prompts.

Early Academic and Personal Planning

The sooner you start, the better your chances!

We encourage students and families to join us well before their senior year. Early academic planning improves your chance of success. Creating an annual calendar of events with your counselor helps you manage deadlines, tests, applications, and due dates while helping you strategize and optimize your portfolio well before college application deadlines.

Meet the Knovva Team

Relationships take time. We are in this together!
Amy H.

Head of College Counseling and Readiness
M. Ed, Harvard University

Knovva Academy is proud to have Amy as our Head of College Counseling and Readiness. Amy began her secondary education at the renowned Phillips Exeter Academy and furthered her studies with Cornell University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Amy is a natural teacher, having lectured at several leading private institutions (New York, Hawaii, and Boston). With a talent for facilitating student/advisor relationships, Amy has successfully mentored dozens of students who have entered Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, and Duke.

Greg W.

College Counseling Advisor
M. Ed, Harvard University

With a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a Master of Education in Counseling Processes from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Greg has gained an impressive 30-year career in counseling. Greg has worked as a college counselor at top-ranked boarding schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy and Choate Rosemary Hall. He has served as the Director of Admissions at several eminent universities in the US, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, and Austria. Greg uses his international experience to bring a unique perspective to each student’s counseling session. Exceptionally skilled at spotting potential, Greg can highlight qualities that ensure students stand out in a sea of talented applicants.

Rachel L.

College Counseling Advisor
M. Ed, Harvard University

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and her Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Known for her empathy and understanding, Rachel’s experience and knowledge of psychology give her an exceptional ability to connect with her students. Rachel’s experience as a skilled college essay-writer makes her an incredible asset during the college admissions process. Rachel’s students appreciate her dedicated commitment as they polish essays and improve their prospects for entering top-tiered schools. Thanks, Rachel!

 

Marci D.

Senior Academic Advisor
M. Ed, Harvard University

Marci is a best selling author of four books, including an Amazon #1! She is a keynote speaker and Senior Academic Advisor at Knovva Academy, with over 20 years of experience in education. Marci holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, a master’s from Harvard, and a Certificate in Novel Writing from Stanford. Marci is known for helping students showcase their personalities through compelling storytelling, which comes in handy when needing your college essay and application to stand out! Many of Marci’s students have gained admission to their top choice schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt, NYU, USC, and other leading medical and graduate schools.

 

Amanda R.

College Counselor & Writing Instructor
M. Ed, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Amanda is an award-winning teacher with 17+ years of experience teaching at top-ranked public and private schools in the US and UK. She was also a summer camp counselor on the campuses of Stanford University, Emory University, and UC Berkeley. She uses cutting edge learning strategies, and is adept at working with students who speak multiple languages. As a writing instructor, Amanda has a deep passion for College Readiness, English, writing, research, and public speaking. She prioritizes challenging yet fun writing experiences for students. Amanda has helped students win regional writing competitions and is ideally suited to propel students to success by writing brilliant college essays and applications. 

About Our Services

Book a free consultation with one of our expert college counselors.

Discuss your interests, passions, college ambitions, and ideal career path with your counselor. Let them help you plan your pathway to success!

Schedule, plan, and navigate the best course of action with your counselor. Boost your application prospects and get a head start on college planning.

Take charge of your success!