The college/high school admissions game has braced for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are no longer filtered through in the same manner as they had been for the past 20 years. While high test scores and GPA, combined with meaningful extracurricular participation and thoughtful essays are critical for securing acceptances and scholarship opportunities, the overwhelming nature of the process can make it difficult to do any of these things, especially if the student hasn’t formulated a full plan. Admissions departments have made it clear that, at least for the class of 2023, there is a greater emphasis on character than ever before, and evidence of a plan, based on a student’s passions and thoughtfully expressed, will put extra importance in the essay and interview process. Admissions Advantage clients can choose from a comprehensive package – including test prep – or from among our various specialized services shown below.