College Admissions Counseling

Is your student at a loss on how to get started on college admissions? Or lost in the tangle of where to apply, how to apply, how to write the essays, how to prepare for interviews and more? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the entire process? Have your student participate in one of Prometheus’ College Admissions Counseling Programs.

“Without a doubt, Prometheus was instrumental to our student getting into the right [selective] college, while significantly reducing our stress level. Our sincerest appreciation to the Prometheus tutors and college counselor.”

Parent of SAT Test Prep and College Counseling student, Prometheus Tutors

“By following your advice, I got into Holy Cross on Early Decision, in spite of my test-taking difficulties. Peace be with you.”

Local private school student, class of 2011

College Admissions Counseling Programs

The Prometheus Tutors College Counseling Program is flexible and effective. A comprehensive program usually  consists of 10-12 meetings, which are supported via e-mail and phone communications. The meetings cover the following topics, where the student and counselor are both given assignments to work on, in-between meetings. Although no two sequences are identical, here is an example of a six-meeting sequence:


  1. Introduction:
    Program Overview, Getting to Know Each Other, Preliminary Self-Assessment & Goals, The Road Ahead
  2. Test Prep & College Research:
    Test Prep, Terms and Concepts, College Research & List, Resources, Goal Setting, College Discernment
  3. College Visits:
    The Admissions Process, College Visit Prep, Special Circumstances (Athletics, Arts, Special Needs, etc.), Further Goal Setting & College Discernment
  4. Interviews & Essays:
    College Interview, Video-Recorded Mock Interview, College Application Essays, Further Goal Setting & College Discernment
  5. Applications, Financial Aid, & Mock Interview:
    Application Mechanics, Financial Aid Mechanics, Guidance Counselor/Teacher Recommendations, Tests and Test Scores, College Choice Decisions, Video-Recorded Mock Interview
  6. Transition to College:
    Taking Authority & Responsibility, Opportunities & Risks, Resources


Hourly College Admissions Counseling Program

  • Hourly Rate:  $170/hr
  • One-time Registration & Materials: $170


The Prometheus Hourly Admissions Counseling Program allows you to focus on and pay for only those tasks that your student needs. The most popular topics include:

  • The college list – brainstorming and filtering
  • Mock interviews
  • Admissions essays


Hourly College Application Essay Counseling

  • Hourly rate: $170/hr
  • One-time Registration & Materials fee:  $40


The college admissions essays provide a unique opportunity for your student to differentiate himself or herself from other applicants. The essay can be instrumental in establishing why the target college will want your student.


Prometheus counselors have a proven, successful track record of helping college applicants to find their voices, to voice their passions, and to establish clear and distinctive arguments about why they are desirable applicants.


Recent Prometheus student successes:

Private Schools:

  • Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Undergraduate successes

Prometheus students have been admitted to the nation’s and world’s top undergraduate colleges, including:

  • Ivy League (all)
  • Little Ivies (all)
  • Many other “highly selective” colleges

Most Prometheus Tutors students get into their top pick, “good-fit” colleges

Graduate successes

Prometheus students have been admitted to numerous graduate programs including the following:

  • MIT, Ph.D (with full Fellowships)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (with full Fellowships)
  • Northwestern University (with full Fellowships)