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

We are now full for Class of 2020 and Class 2021, and do not have openings for ongoing work with new students. Interested rising freshmen and rising sophomores may contact us for a free initial meeting and choose to have their names placed on a wait list before we open enrollment to new students in 2020 January.

High School Planning Counseling
8th-11th Grade

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

  • High school course selection

  • Summer camp application

  • Volunteer activity selection

  • College major exploration

  • Personal passion project

  • Time management strategy

  • Reading plan development

  • Gap year program application

  • Standardized testing plan

  • Work experience

  • Research experience

  • Talent development

  • Future career discovery

  • High school resume/cover letter writing

  • College visit planning

  • Recommendation letter preparation

  • Transition to college

College Application Counseling
11th-12th Grade

We guide students every step of the way in applying to top U.S. 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

Phone: +1(425) 898-3340

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

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