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The Value of Hiring a College Counselor

Spark Admissions is home to a passionate team of top admissions consultants. We are seasoned experts who provide students and their families personalized, targeted guidance through every step of the admissions process.

Here’s how we stand out:

1. Spark Admissions is the best college admissions consulting firm in the country.

We know how to help our students achieve their goals and get results, which is why we have a 5-star Google review rating.

In addition, we have been featured in Time, CNN, The Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report, Money, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

2. We did the research on how top colleges and universities make admissions decisions.

Spark Admissions was started by Harvard doctorate Rachel Rubin and University of Chicago MBA Rachel Blankstein. While at Harvard, Dr. Rubin published the largest study to date regarding how the top 75 American colleges and universities make admissions decisions.

Our firm continues this research-based approach. We have the expertise that comes with examining admissions from an analytical point of view.

3. Our admissions results are second to none.

We know the “admissions game” and help students and their families through every aspect of the application process. We leave no stone unturned. That’s why Spark has the highest college admissions success rate in the country. Also, the majority of our clients come from referrals from our current and past clients.

4. We are focused on student growth.

Guiding students to achieve their goals requires a holistic approach to helping them with every aspect of their academic and extracurricular development.

We work with students to identify their passions, determine what they want to study, and develop their extracurricular strengths. By simultaneously honing both academics and extracurricular activities, our students are better prepared for a successful high school and college experience.

5. We help students build skills.

We expose students to the experiences they need to flourish in college and beyond. Whether securing internships, improving study skills, honing interview capabilities, or developing leadership opportunities, we help students build the foundation to thrive.

6. We care about our students above all.

We are our students’ biggest cheerleaders. Not only do we guide them to do the hard work needed to reach their goals, but we also motivate them, keep them on track, and build their self-confidence through their achievements.

7. Our consultants are truly admissions experts.

Each student and family works with one Spark Admissions consultant throughout the entire process, forging a strong and long-lasting relationship.

We are the best college admissions consultants because we live and breathe admissions full-time. What’s more, all of our counselors have admissions experience at selective colleges, attended top universities and graduate schools, and have a true passion for coaching students to reach their goals. For us, admissions is not just a job—it's our life's work.

8. We help students develop unique, compelling applications.

We coach our students on writing and presentation skills and ensure their applications shine. We help them produce stellar resumes, write compelling application essays, and ready themselves to succeed in college interviews.

9. We are always learning.

We like to think of ourselves as an “admissions think tank.” We constantly analyze everything related to admissions as a cohesive team. We understand exactly how to assess what is best for each student as well as what colleges seek in their admissions processes.

10. We work with all types of students.

We have deep experience working with a large variety of students. While many families come to us to help their children gain admission to their best-fit colleges, Ivy League universities, or other highly-selective colleges, we also work with students who have learning challenges, students who are prospective college athletic recruits, as well as those who are primarily interested in attending art schools or enrolling in BS/MD programs.

11. Our service is impeccable.

We are extremely responsive and pride ourselves on the level of service we provide. We are empathetic, encouraging, and always available for our students and families. Providing exceptional support and lowering stress are always on our mind.

We offer in-person and online college counseling for students across the U.S. and internationally from our offices in the greater Boston area.

Spark Admissions has the highest college admissions success rate in the country.

Contact us to learn more about our admissions consulting services.

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