- College selection and finalization, including evaluation of ED/EA strategies.
- Advice for H-1B families with children on H-4 visas.
- Understanding the step-by-step task plan to successfully complete a college application.
- Essay reviews for platforms such as the Common App, the Coalition App, ApplyTex, and UC Apply. [Our founder and lead counselor, Rajkamal Rao, continues to serve as a professional U.S. based columnist for the Hindu Group. Clients find his writing/editing experience to be valuable during essay reviews].
- Supplemental essay reviews.
- Financial Aid and scholarship planning.
- Assistance in successfully completing college applications. Most students can follow self-help video instructions - such as for ApplyTex and the Common App - but we can help if you encounter any issues.
- Assistance in petitioning high school or college administrations to handle extraordinary situations, such as requesting in-state classification for tuition, credit transfer, visa issues, or other exceptions.
- Mock interview practice.
- Deciding on which offer of admission is the best.
- Any additional support.
Bonus: At the end of every one-on-one counseling session, we will provide you with a summary of discussion points and a clear set of action items for future conversations. Such a summary may include links to our proprietary tools, templates or posts. This is a free service and is extremely popular.
But, we also recognize that not all students need help in all the above areas. They may need assistance only for essays, or some combination of elements in the value-chain list.
All of our pricing is by the hour. Please review our fees section. Our Tier-B rates of $109/hr will apply (unless you're an existing client of ours and you first engaged with us when your child was in grade 10 or younger).
A Note About Rao Advisors Premium Services
Our promise is to empower you with high-quality, ethical and free advice via this website. But parents and students often ask us if they can engage with us for individual counseling sessions. We are indebted and privileged to have earned their trust in matters which are so important to them. Please check out our public Google reviews to see what they say about us.
Individual counseling is part of the Premium Offering of Rao Advisors and involves a fee. Please contact us for more information.