- About Spark
- College Admissions
- Transfer Admissions
- Private School Admissions
At Spark, we offer comprehensive preparation and application packages for students at any point in the college admissions process. However, we also understand that some families would like help with particular aspects of the college admissions process. For that reason, we also provide a selection of “à la carte” services, some of which are displayed below. These services are all included in our comprehensive packages, but you can also choose to purchase them on their own.
With the Student Assessment package, Spark Admissions provides a thorough review of your academic and extracurricular profile relative to your college admission goals. We review your transcript, test scores (if applicable), extracurricular activities, and a number of other measures. We then identify where you shine, highlight weaknesses that need to be ameliorated, and offer a number of suggestions to help you become a more competitive applicant.
Developing an appropriate college list is one of the most important steps in the college admissions process. At Spark Admissions, we begin by learning about your college preferences and reviewing your academic profile and resume. We then take into account your choice of major and extracurricular interests, along with each school’s individual culture and personality, to develop a college list comprised of schools that are an excellent fit for you. Next, we categorize those schools into a tailored, balanced list. Then, we’ll meet with you to discuss the list and answer any questions that you may have. Finally, we’ll provide a suggested college visit schedule and useful information to help you get the most out of your visits.
Our Interview Preparation package allows you to feel confident that you are prepared to excel during college or independent school interviews, an important component in the admission process. Through mock interviewing and providing in-depth feedback, you will learn what admissions interviewers value and how to improve your presentation skills. Our consultants are all experienced interviewers at top colleges and universities.
At Spark, we can help you understand what being deferred or waitlisted means and how to maximize your chances of admission. First, we’ll analyze your application materials and identify ways to reposition yourself moving forward. Then, we’ll help you craft the perfect letter to admissions officers to signal your continued interest in attending that school and to explain why they should accept you.