The college search and application process doesn’t have to be painful. With careful guidance and the right encouraging words along the way, students and their
families can experience the journey as a series of clear steps, not as a terrifying shot in the dark.
At Clear Path, I work exclusively with a small group of families to ensure that students get maximum attention on their college list creation, essay writing, interviewing techniques, and communication with college admission officers. Everything I do is rooted in the core value of honesty—the most important quality of any college application. I give feedback on student essays, but I never write a word of them. I am honest with students and their parents about creating college lists that, while optimistic, are also realistic. And I never say, “I will get you into X college” because it simply isn’t true. The students’ work, talents, and, occasionally, special circumstances, determine the application outcome.
One of the nation's premier research universities, located in Houston, TX, has a massive financial endowment given the relatively small size of its student body. The resources for each student are tremendous.
Washington's flagship public university, in Seattle, WA, has a stunning library (pictured) and one of the best computer science programs in the country. School spirit is off the charts here due to their division one athletic program.
This Memphis, TN, college is one of the most beautiful schools I have ever seen. Every building is made using the same stone from a quarry the college owns, providing amazing visual consistency. The college also has a strong relationship with nearby St. Jude's Children's Hospital.