Frequently Asked Questions


Why should we hire an educational consultant?

  1. Academic coaches have the resources to assist not only the students but their families as well. We understand the challenges parents and students face when trying to overcome learning differences, ADD, or anxiety. We have access to unique tools and resources that will enable our clients and their families to meet with success.
  2. Neutrality: As coaches, we have the benefit of entering the situation free from pre-existing bias and emotional exhaustion. Time and time again, we have found that students (and parents) are much more receptive to hearing our suggestions and strategies than they are to working with their own family members.

Why should we hire a college admissions consultant?

  1. As a college admissions consultant we are privy to the latest news and trends in the world of college admissions. Our professional experience serves to guide our clients and their families through the application process, selection of standardized tests, and personal statements.
  2. Not only do we help our clients to stay organized and meet deadlines but we also help to reduce tension between students and their families that can often flare up during the preparation and application process.

When should we start to work with AcademicAlly?

Early intervention leads to a decrease in stress and an increase in self-esteem and academic performance. When a student continues to struggle, it is important to get help in a timely manner. We work with students in grades first through high school as well as undergraduate and graduate programs.

For college services, ideally students will begin working with us as early as their freshman year. By mapping out their course load and extra-curricular activities for the duration of their high school career, students put themselves in a better position to achieve the maximum benefit of our services. With that having been said, we have had a great deal of success with sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well.

My child is very busy. How often will you meet with him?

Every student has different needs and we strive to work with each individual on a case-by-case basis. Typically we begin our services by conducting a family intake interview. From there we work with you and your student to create a timetable that is conducive with your schedule. Our meetings can take place in the comfort of your own home, a mutually convenient venue, or virtually through the use of FaceTime or Skype.

My student doesn’t have learning differences but he still struggles; can you help us?

Yes. Even if your student doesn’t meet the criteria of a formal diagnosis, the fact that he/she is struggling is a good indication that outside assistance could be beneficial.

What colleges and universities have your clients been accepted to?

  • Adelphi University
  • Allegheny College
  • Arcadia University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bucknell University
  • Cabrini College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Clark University
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Drexel University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Endicott College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Goucher College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Ithaca College
  • James Madison University
  • Landmark College
  • Millersville University
  • Monmouth University
  • Pace University
  • Penn State University (Main Campus)
  • Philadelphia University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rider University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shippensbery University
  • Smith College
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Susquehanna University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Tyler School of Art
  • UC Davis
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wagner College
  • Wellesley College
  • West Chester University


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