FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions.

What kind of students do you work with?

Premium Prep is dedicated to helping every type of student, from the high achiever to the more academically challenged, from the most motivated to those that need that extra push. Our counselors also have expertise and experience in specialty areas, such as business, architecture, engineering, athletics, and the arts, and in helping students with learning and attention challenges. Our primary goal is to match each student with the most suitable counselor.

How is the counseling process structured?

We offer multiple counseling programs. Each begins with our Comprehensive Assessment, the cornerstone of Premium Prep’s approach, ensuring that your college process starts off properly. This is followed by custom college guidance from your College Counselor and Writing Specialist based on your selected package option—everything your student and family needs for a successful college process.

When do we start?

We are prepared to start as soon as you are ready or in need of help. Our usual rule of thumb: the sooner, the better. Students typically begin in 10th grade, but every family is different and may be ready at a different time. Just contact us, and we’ll be happy to set up a plan that is right for you. For a jump start – begin with our FREE Mini-Program

Who will be my counselor?

Each student’s counselor is hand-selected to match his or her specific needs. We base these decisions on personality, academic and extra-curricular interests, student learning style, family schedule and budget. You are of course welcome to request a particular Premium Prep counselor.

Do you help with essay writing?

Yes. Our counselors and writing specialists expertly guide students through all aspects of the personal and supplemental essays. 

Can you help with planning students’ high school curriculum?

Absolutely. Helping with high school course curriculum choices is an integral part of our counseling process. 

Do you help with summer planning and extracurricular activities?

Yes. We help students and families sift through the enormous range of options and focus in on those programs that are both a good match and help students distinguish themselves. 

Do you help with standardized testing?

As part of Premium Prep’s service, we advise students on which exams to take, when to take them, and whether to retake them. Each student will have an individualized test schedule. We can also recommend top-notch tutors to help with standardized test preparation.

Do you help with financial aid?

Yes, our counselors are well versed in need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships.

How soon can I get an appointment?

We are here for you and strive to accommodate your schedule. We will respond to your inquiries right away and get the ball rolling within days.

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What are the rates?

We offer multiple programs and are happy to discuss our rates and services.