ACADEMIC AND ADMISSIONS COUNSELING OVERVIEW

The Academic and Admissions Counseling programs at MEK Review are designed to work in collaboration with all MEK programs, especially the college and high school admissions exam prep programs and the School Support Tutoring program. Students in the Road Map programs receive comprehensive guidance through the application strategy and timeline, including but not limited to essay guidance, step-by-step application counseling, and academic counseling.

 

All students start their journey with the Academic and Admissions Counseling programs with an initial consultation. All meetings and consultations are available virtually.

Programs

Application Essay Writing
Road Map to High School
Pre-Road Map to College
Road Map to College

Application Essay Writing

MEK’s expert essay coaches show students how to master the application essay through a series of one-on-one virtual or in-person sessions. Students learn the art of writing a compelling, personal narrative that is guaranteed to impress college admission officers.
 
We offer two main programs:
 

  • Application Essay Writing Program
  • Introspective Writing Program

 
The Application Essay Writing Program leads 12th or incoming 12th graders to write polished essays that are part of the Common Application or part of their prospective colleges’ supplemental essays.
 
The Introspective Writing Program is for 11th graders find their narrative voice and master the personal storytelling that is essential to writing amazing college application essays in the near future.

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Application Essay Writing Program
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Our essay coaching caters to each student’s individual writing needs. Highly-personalized meetings with expert MEK teachers help students through the entire application essay process, from idea to final submission.

Students meet at least 8 times with their teacher on-campus or online. They spend 30 minutes planning and reviewing concepts together, and 60 minutes writing their essay with guided assistance.

Note: To ensure an efficient writing process, we request that all students make their college lists prior to the first one-on-one meetings.

Schedule: 8 sessions per package

Season: Summer & Fall only

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Road Map to High School
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Road Map to High School

The Road Map to High School program is perfect for students in the 8th grade who are applying to prestigious boarding and day high schools. This program is designed to give students and parents step-by-step guidance through each and every aspect of high school admissions, including but not limited to deadline management, the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and interview.

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry and student needs

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

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Pre-Road Map to College
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Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

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RMC Premium A
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RMC Premium B
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RMC Premium C
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The RMC Premium A package includes 10 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for ambitious students who want to maximize their opportunities for admissions by applying to 10-16 schools.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 26 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

The RMC Premium B package includes 10 consultation meetings and 28 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for highly advanced and well-prepared high school seniors seeking to apply to accelerated medical programs or to pursue dual degrees.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 12 consultation meetings, 28 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

The RMC Premium C package includes 14 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for rigorous students seeking highly competitive admissions to United States Service Academies.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 14 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

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RMC Premium D
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The RMC Premium D package includes 7 consultation meetings and 18 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for artistic students seeking admissions to visual and/or performing arts programs.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance
  • Portfolio Description & Artist’s Statement Guidance

Schedule: 8 consultation meetings, 18 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

Application Essay Writing

MEK’s expert essay coaches show students how to master the application essay through a series of one-on-one virtual or in-person sessions. Students learn the art of writing a compelling, personal narrative that is guaranteed to impress college admission officers.
 
We offer two main programs:
 

  • Application Essay Writing Program
  • Introspective Writing Program

 
The Application Essay Writing Program leads 12th or incoming 12th graders to write polished essays that are part of the Common Application or part of their prospective colleges’ supplemental essays.
 
The Introspective Writing Program is for 11th graders find their narrative voice and master the personal storytelling that is essential to writing amazing college application essays in the near future.

Available Online

Application Essay Writing Program
Read More

Our essay coaching caters to each student’s individual writing needs. Highly-personalized meetings with expert MEK teachers help students through the entire application essay process, from idea to final submission.

Students meet at least 8 times with their teacher on-campus or online. They spend 30 minutes planning and reviewing concepts together, and 60 minutes writing their essay with guided assistance.

Note: To ensure an efficient writing process, we request that all students make their college lists prior to the first one-on-one meetings.

Schedule: 8 sessions per package

Season: Summer & Fall only

Available Online

Road Map to High School
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Road Map to High School

The Road Map to High School program is perfect for students in the 8th grade who are applying to prestigious boarding and day high schools. This program is designed to give students and parents step-by-step guidance through each and every aspect of high school admissions, including but not limited to deadline management, the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and interview.

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry and student needs

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

Available Online

Pre-Road Map to College
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Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Designed along the 40 Month Project milestones and aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

The Pre-Road Map to College program is designed to transition directly into the Road Map to College program. It is a constant maintenance program that goes beyond the scheduled sessions through email and phone consultations.

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

Available Online

RMC Premium A
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Available Online

RMC Premium B
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The RMC Premium A package includes 10 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for ambitious students who want to maximize their opportunities for admissions by applying to 10-16 schools.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 10 consultation meetings, 26 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

The RMC Premium B package includes 10 consultation meetings and 28 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for highly advanced and well-prepared high school seniors seeking to apply to accelerated medical programs or to pursue dual degrees.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 12 consultation meetings, 28 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

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RMC Premium C
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RMC Premium D
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The RMC Premium C package includes 14 consultation meetings and 20 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for rigorous students seeking highly competitive admissions to United States Service Academies.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Regular Decision Strategy
  • Interview Practice
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance

Schedule: 14 consultation meetings, 20 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

The RMC Premium D package includes 7 consultation meetings and 18 essay meetings focused on the application essay. This package is perfect for artistic students seeking admissions to visual and/or performing arts programs.

Students receive expert guidance on application strategy, completing a strong application, and crafting polished essays.

Key Features:

  • Application Strategy & Timeline
  • Activities List & Resume Guidance
  • Application Progress Review
  • Application Review for Submission
  • Step-by-Step Essay Writing Guidance
  • Portfolio Description & Artist’s Statement Guidance

Schedule: 8 consultation meetings, 18 essay meetings

 

Availability is limited. Please inquire as soon as possible to ensure a spot!

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Writing Mastery
Writing Mastery

Essay coaching is led by teachers with professional degrees and extensive knowledge of Common Application writing. They help students prepare engaging essays that stand out.

Expert Guidance
Expert Guidance

Our Head Academic Counselor, along with our dedicated team, has years of experience successfully getting hundreds of students into their dream school.

Strategic Timeline
Strategic Timeline

Students follow a strategic timeline. This road map identifies key deadlines and milestones, reducing stress and anxiety in the college application process.

Resume & Activities Consultation
Resume & Activities Consultation

We review the student’s resume and help to strategically plan extracurriculars, community service, internships, classes and test prep for a strong application.

Interview Preparation
Interview Preparation

We teach students important interview skills, understanding of key expectations, and ways to make a positive impression on their interviewer.

Application Review
Application Review

We guide students through the application process, show them what admission officers are looking for on applications, and perform final reviews before submission.

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