Our Philosophy

In line with the holistic review in U.S. college admissions, we are committed to fostering students’ holistic development. We have successfully innovated a comprehensive and systematic counseling curriculum that embodies the three pillars of our educational philosophy: academic progress, career exploration, and personal growth.

We are not helping students just look better on college applications, but actually become better persons. On the road to great colleges, we guide them to develop a sense of self and find meaning in life. We see the process as a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. At the end of the journey, students grow wiser, deeper, and stronger. We feel honored to be part of this exciting transformation.

Private Counseling Programs

  • High School Planning Comprehensive Counseling
    8th-11th Grade

    We offer individualized mentorship to effectively address each student’s different needs. Below is a list of popular tasks through which we guide students to develop their full potential and position them competitively in the college admission process:

    • High school course selection

    • Summer camp application

    • Volunteer activity selection

    • College major exploration

    • Personal passion project

    • Time management strategy

    • Reading plan development

    • Standardized testing plan

    • Work experience

    • Research experience

    • Talent development

    • Future career discovery

    • High school resume/cover letter writing

    • College visit planning

    • Recommendation letter preparation

  • College Admission

    Comprehensive Counseling
    11th-12th Grade

    We guide students every step of the way in applying to great colleges that best fit their long-term personal and professional growth. Our guidance covers all aspects of a college application, including:

    • Reviewing the student’s academic and extracurricular profile

    • Branding the student uniquely among millions of applicants

    • Developing and executing an individualized application timeline

    • Identifying possible majors and careers

    • Securing strong reference letters

    • Creating a clear and concise college resume

    • Identifying college selection criteria and developing a personalized college list

    • Crafting exceptional college essays from brainstorming to drafting to revising to editing and proofreading.

    • Applying to need-based and merit-based financial aid

    • Preparing for college interviews

    • Reviewing offer letters and making the final decision

    • Promoting a successful transition to college

  • Dream School

    Application Pakcage Review

    12th Grade

    Based on our availability during the fall semester, we would like to share with students outside of the Polaris Comprehensive Counseling Program our years of experience in college admissions, especially in applying to highly selective colleges, by thoroughly reviewing and critiquing your applications to dream schools. 

    Review Options

    • Standard Review ($349): 48-72 Hours Turnaround

    • Expedited Review ($449): 24-48 Hours Turnaround

    You will be contacted to schedule a video review meeting during the selected time frame. The meeting typically lasts 1-1.5 hrs depending on the student's questions.

    What do we need from you for a thorough review? 

    1. The complete application package of your dream school saved as ONE PDF from the Common Application or other application platforms, which includes:

    (1) the personal statement,

    (2) supplemental essays, and 

    (3) standardized test scores.


    2. Your unofficial 4-year high school transcript. 

    Please complete this form to arrange a review. 


Phone: +1(425) 898-3340


Address: 8153 161st Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052

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