Frequently Asked Questions
You Ask — We Answer
When should I sign up for H&C Education's college application services?
In considering applicants, colleges use a holistic approach and look at all four years of high school—so it's crucial to start the college preparation process as early as possible. We recommend initiating the application process in the early summer leading into the student's senior year. This allows adequate time to complete the process.
Applying to college requires hours of research, strategizing, and writing. Most of the students we work with finalize their college lists and all application elements, including personal statements and school-specific supplements, well ahead of deadlines.
Families should also remember that applying during early admissions rounds can significantly increase students' chances of admission. It's best to start the application as early as possible to be ready for the early application deadlines in November.
How can H&C Education help my student stand out in the admissions process?
Getting into colleges requires more than good grades and test scores. Our admissions experts will show your family how to maximize the odds of acceptance to your student's best-fit colleges. From crafting a compelling personal statement, to listing and quantifying each activity on a resume, to choosing the right major, our admissions experts will guide you through this exciting but sometimes daunting process.
Most rising seniors need help scaling up their extracurricular activities or improving their standardized test scores. We can provide leadership coaching or tutoring services to ensure that your student is presented in the best light possible, and address any academic or extracurricular weaknesses.
What are your success rate and admissions statistics?
In 2020, 100% of our Roadmap students and 96% of our application students (clients who came to us in the summer leading to senior year) gained admission into one or more of their three top-choice schools.
Can I afford H&C Education's services?
We offer a broad range of services and pricing options that start at $250 per hour. We strive to customize a package to fit your specific needs and budget and offer flexible payment options. H&C Education also provides pro bono services to motivated high school students. We encourage all students—not just high achievers—who are looking for admissions guidance to consider our program.