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Junior Year – Sprint to the Finish
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Where It All Started
University Peak was founded on the vision and inspiration of Nancy Meier. She is a graduate of Stanford University and a certificated Independent Educational Consultant. She is also a published author, National Merit Scholar, and was accepted into Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and several other highly selective colleges.
The Peak Mission
University Peak makes the college admissions process more approachable and customized for high school students and their families. We offer in-depth individualized guidance to help students discover their strengths and goals. We help students curate their interests in and out of school. In our program, we connect students with highly valuable tools and nurture them each step of the way. With our guidance, students create personalized lists of colleges that are best-suited to their goals. We then equip them with essential skills and strategies to stand out on each application. We offer convenient access to our services, detailed and customized guidance, and an unwavering passion for each student’s individuality.
Get highly individualized coaching. University Peak works with students and parents 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. Parents can also choose to work with us directly before their children are in high school in order to benefit from our guidance and insights. Each year offers intensive preparation and strategy for college admissions preparation.
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The college admissions process is increasingly competitive. Do not underestimate the importance of strategy and wisdom in the college application process. College applications and application essays are the capstone to the college preparation journey. Put your best foot forward on your college applications and application essays with expert guidance.
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Thank you so much for all of your advice and hard work. XXXX said he emailed you to share the good news. You were an effective and helpful guide every step of the way–from creating the college list, brainstorming and editing the essays, to every little detail in the application. Your program is unrivaled. We will miss you. I hope you don’t mind if I continue to email you with questions if any come up!
We are thrilled!!!! We got another [acceptance letter]!! XXXX is getting into colleges that her classmates with similar families as ours and better GPAs and test scores are getting rejected from!!! Wow! I know this is because of you!! XXXX couldn’t have done it without you!!! Thank you for everything!
I love your approach. I sat in on a few of the meetings with you and XXXX, and was amazed at the way you helped her explore her identity and goals. Your insights have been spot-on, and I learned some new things about XXXX too. Did I ever tell you that you would have been a great therapist???! XXXX grew to respect you immensely, as did I, and I think that propelled her to work even harder on her applications. As a parent, something I always appreciated about you is that you helped XXXX and me grow closer as parent-child. You listened to us both, and helped us understand each other better with mutual respect. You always said to XXXX and me, “Let’s find the win-win solution!” I appreciated that. The college application process could have been stressful, but you made it an enjoyable process for us.
My husband and I want to thank you for everything you have done for XXXX. Before he met you, he was always a good student but just seemed to be going through the motions. Since last year, I have seen XXXX grow in determination and confidence about what he needs to do for college. He has taken on new projects in his community, and he loves trying new things now. I know his increased drive is a direct result of his time with you. You gave him the tools he needed to set goals for himself, and you helped him achieve those goals by guiding him every step of the way. His essays were fantastic. You brought out the best in him, and his applications reflected that. You were exactly what we were looking for, and I would come back to you again and again.
Working with you was the single best decision that we made. Thanks to you, we were able to look past all the “marketing fluff” as you call it, and find the colleges that were right for XXXX as an individual and for us as a family. XXXX says she learned so much from you, and I know the skills she learned will benefit her in the future when she starts applying to grad school, internships, and jobs. Heck, I’m applying for a new job right now, and even I have learned a thing or two from you about how to “strategically position myself” and create a unified story about who I am. These lessons are essential in the competitive job market these days. Trust me, I get it! Wherever XXXX goes to college, I know she will do well. Thank you.
I am done with my college application essays! All of them! The past few months went by so quickly. We were a great team. I don’t even want to think about what my essays would have looked like without your help. They are really, really good. I am 100% proud of them. They reflect who I am, and they fit perfectly with the other parts of my applications that we worked so hard on. Your guidance, editing, and feedback brought out the best in me, and I am forever thankful. Thanksgiving is next week, and I’m already done with all of my applications. I feel great. While my buddies are stressing over their essays, I’m going to be gobbling up turkey! Thanks again!
Your program is the best in every possible way. There is nothing I wish you had done differently with XXXX. The time and dedication that you provided him was extraordinary. He received so much personalized attention from you every step of the college application process. He trusted you and felt very comfortable with you, and I saw that in how he talked about you. As parents, it was a relief that he was able to find trust in somebody we trusted, because he rarely opens up to us anymore. We were pleased with his college list and the entire application process. And of course, we’re thrilled of where he decided to go. Other counselors only offered a third (at most!) of what you offered, and their programs seemed much more cookie-cutter, much less personalized. We are certain we made the right decision with you, and you can be sure I will recommend you whenever I can to our friends.
We are ecstatic about XXXX’s admission to UCLA. I will forever remember the joy in his voice as he announced the good news to us. This could not have happened without your knowledge and support. We are forever grateful.
Thank you for everything you did for XXXX and our family. I was very happy with everything you provided my son. He got into the schools at the top of his list, and I am so proud of where he’s going. He cannot wait to get on campus and I know he’ll do well there. Now, our younger daughter is about to end her sophomore year, and I will be reaching out to you in the next couple of months. Please reserve a spot for her. Oftentimes, I do get asked about who I know that can help with college applications, and I always bring up University Peak. Thanks again.
I will miss you! What am I going to do with my time now that I’m done with all of my applications, essays, and everything! Thank you so much for everything!
You have this way of making the most complex processes seem simple. And you have this way of teaching me to think about things in ways I never did before. You understand me. You dig deep, and you know how to get through. I learned so much from you. Thanks for helping me.
More good news. I got into Duke. Now, I have to decide if I want to be a “Blue Devil” or a…. Trojan. You probably know what I’m already thinking, but I have a feeling I’ll be buying a surfboard in the next few months. Thanks for everything! I’ll keep you posted as always.
Your system really works. Four words: I got into Stanford.
You are the best!!! Last May, I was feeling beyond overwhelmed by the whole college application process. My counselor at my school recommended you, and said you were great with students who wanted to get into competitive colleges. I’m so glad we met! You taught me how to take the application process into my own hands. I learned how to think strategically about every part of an application, how to present myself on paper, and how to write essays about things that matter to me. I know these are skills that I will use for many years to come!! On top of all that, you taught me to never get paralyzed by fear of the unknown! You said, “Knowledge and action are the anecdotes to fear,” and you are 100% right! I look back at this past year, and am amazed of how much we accomplished together. I feel really good about the colleges that I have applied to, and my applications are better than I could have imagined. Thank you!!!
Two of my teachers have pulled me aside independently, and told me that they were impressed with how well I prepared them for my letters of recommendation. You were so right.
A heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for us! I just wish we found you sooner. You were exceptional, and it was a pleasure to work with you. There is something about your demeanor that I appreciated. You are so calming, yet you know how to get things done. This rubbed off a lot on XXXX. You are like a sports coach (and a welcomed referee sometimes too, haha)! Guiding the team towards success!
In addition to all of your help with the applications, essays, and letters of recommendation, you helped me stay on track with the deadlines that we set together. I submitted all of my applications and essays weeks before all of my friends. While they were stressing out and scrambling, I was enjoying the last few weeks of the year. It felt good to be honest. I felt very confident that my applications reflected me in the best light possible. We worked hard together, and it was worth it!
I always recommend University Peak whenever I can. You’ve worked with our family for years, and you did a great job with our two older kids. You helped strengthen their confidence and sharpen their focus. You taught both of them how to get into the schools that were a great fit for each of them. They each enjoyed their time with you. You provided a phenomenal experience, and I tell all my friends who have kids in high school about you whenever the topic comes up. XXXX and XXXX are both very happy in college right now. An added benefit for me is they ended up in the same city, so it is very easy for my husband and me to visit them while they’re in school. Without a doubt, I know you will help our third kid in the same way when the time comes.
Thank you for working with XXXX. He thoroughly enjoyed working with you. He certainly wouldn’t be as far along with this process if it weren’t for you. Thanks again, XXXX.
Thank you for all the support and coaching you have given me during the entire college application process. I learned so much about myself, and feel more confident about the ways that I stand out from others. You have a way of bringing out the best in people, and I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through the process without you.