University Peak works with students, parents, and organizations to create powerful strategies for college admissions preparation. Students can join our program anytime between the summer before 9th grade to the summer before 12th grade. Each year offers intensive preparation, guidance, and strategy for college admissions preparation.
Freshman year is very important. Freshman year sets the foundation for the rest of the your high school career. Your freshman year grades and extracurricular choices will be on your college application. Academic and extracurricular choices that you make in 9th grade can affect the rest of their high school career. The impressions that you leave on teachers this year can impact your reputation among school faculty. Freshman year is the ideal time to start exploring your high school and future goals.
Students who join the University Peak program in 9th grade experience the long-term benefits of early preparation. We partner with you to set actionable goals each month, quarter, and year. Our focus is to help you explore academic areas, interests, and personal goals. We coach you to develop the confidence to excel in the classroom, develop time management skills, and develop leadership skills. University Peak helps 9th graders enjoy the exploration process and develop a 4-year plan (which might change as you do!).
Sophomore year is an important year for building momentum. Keep your long-term goals of college admission in mind as you take challenging courses and gain depth in your extracurricular activities throughout the school year and summer. Explore new interests as you learn more about yourself. Sophomore year is also when you can take a trial PSAT and start preparing for the SAT/ACT. There are multiple steps you can take this year that are critical in preparation for college admissions.
Students who join the University Peak program in 10th grade experience a rigorous and personalized preparation plan that spans across academic guidance, extracurricular guidance, PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation, summer activity coaching, and leadership coaching. We create actionable goals each month, quarter, and year to keep you on track towards your goals. Our focus for sophomores revolves around honing in on your academic and personal strengths. We also work with you to develop your growth areas. Build your momentum strategically with the help of University Peak’s proven college preparation program.
Junior year is a very busy time for most students. This year is absolutely critical, because the college preparation process accelerates and you need to start paying careful attention to looming deadlines and application requirements. Junior year is also when you take more rigorous coursework, get involved in more leadership roles, select additional summer activities, and take multiple standardized tests. In 11th grade, you don’t need to choose exactly where to apply yet, but you will find it helpful to start exploring colleges more in-depth.
Students who join the University Peak individualized counseling program in 11th grade benefit from our intensive and personalized college preparation process. We create actionable goals for you each month, quarter, and year to keep you on track towards your goals. We provide guidance to help you grow in key areas, such as PSAT/SAT/SAT II/ ACT exams, academic course selection, leadership coaching, and positive faculty relationships. We also start weaving in college application preparation (read more), because there are a number of items that you can begin to prepare early. This is the year when you cannot miss a step, and University Peak helps you sprint towards the finish line with confidence, determination, and deliberation. Click here to read more about our individualized college application counseling services, and about how we help our clients stand out on their college applications & essays.
Senior year is the culmination of your high school career. This is the year when you must continue to try your best in your academics and extracurriculars; but you must simultaneously juggle the time-consuming (and thought-consuming) process of compiling your college application packages, determining whether to apply early or regular, writing your college application essays, taking any remaining SAT/ACT/AP/IB exams, preparing financial aid applications, and exploring scholarship opportunities. Seniors are exceptionally busy. You will risk burnout and make mistakes if you don’t have a solid, strategic plan in place during this extremely important year.
Students who join the University Peak program during the 12th grade benefit from our highly-respected college preparation guidance. Our personalized services are designed for the future-oriented student who needs expert help in college admission preparation. We partner with you during every step of the process, as our program is designed to help you achieve your goals and reduce your stress along the way. Yes, less stress! We help you strategically maximize opportunities in your senior year to increase your chances of gaining admission into the colleges that are best-suited for you. We also provide expert college application services (read more). With countless considerations in the delicate process of college admissions, we provide you our expert guidance to seamlessly navigate your senior year. The goal this year is to get you admitted into the colleges where you will succeed and thrive! Click here to read more about our individualized college application counseling services, and about how we help our clients stand out on their college applications & essays.