Academic Counceling
Academic Councleing

Applying to college can be a stressful time for high school students and their parents. Our Academic Counseling Services program eases family anxiety through expert guidance at every step of the journey, from freshman year of high school to college admissions. With the help of MEK Review’s proven road map and dedicated one-on-one counseling, our students stand out in the competitive process.

 

Over the past 25 years, MEK Review has helped countless students achieve their dreams and get into the best schools around the country. Join us and let our dedicated counselors guide your family on the path to success!

 

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 essay requirements.

 

The Introspective Writing Program is for 11th graders to find their narrative voice and master the personal storytelling skill that is essential to writing amazing college application essays in the near future.

 

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

 

Students meet at least 8 times with their essay coach 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: Fall and Summer only

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 the interview.

 

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry and student needs

 

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

The Pre-Road Map to College Program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful 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 counselors 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!

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!

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!

Applying to college can be a stressful time for high school students and their parents. Our Academic Counseling Services program eases family anxiety through expert guidance at every step of the journey, from freshman year of high school to college admissions. With the help of MEK Review’s proven road map and dedicated one-on-one counseling, our students stand out in the competitive process.

 

Over the past 25 years, MEK Review has helped countless students achieve their dreams and get into the best schools around the country. Join us and let our dedicated counselors guide your family on the path to success!

 

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 essay requirements.

 

The Introspective Writing Program is for 11th graders to find their narrative voice and master the personal storytelling skill that is essential to writing amazing college application essays in the near future.

 

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

 

Students meet at least 8 times with their essay coach 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: Fall and Summer only

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 the interview.

 

Schedule: Varies based on point of entry and student needs

 

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

The Pre-Road Map to College Program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful 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 counselors 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!

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!

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!

OUR OTHER PROGRAMS

COLLEGE TEST PREP SAT
COLLEGE TEST PREP SAT
MEK LEARNING CIRCLES
MEK LEARNING CIRCLES
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)
AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)

GETTING STARTED

Students who are interested in our Academic Counseling Services can email our Director of Academic Counseling Services, Jaehee Ahn, at acs@mekreview.com to schedule a consultation.

 

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