I loved that the CollegeCore team offered me a comprehensive support system, not only helping me streamline my resume but also recommending tutors for last-minute standardised test-prep, offering their feedback on my ideas for competitions, and suggesting opportunities that would be hard to find independently. CollegeCore made the applications process efficient and structured – a huge plus for my schedule! Most importantly, Urvashi ma’am, Anu ma’am, and team supported me in my attempts to be authentic, helping my natural voice and passions shine through.
I particularly remember the session where I shared personal stories as potential topics for my Common App essay. Urvashi ma’am’s suggestions at the end of the session helped me craft a unique essay with some of the most honest writing I’ve ever done. I didn’t even care whether admissions officers would like it – I was proud of the piece!
Ananya Grover, Amity International School
Princeton University, Class of 2024
CollegeCore Education helped me not only to aspire big but also to work adequately towards the realization of my aspirations. Their constant involvement in the various aspects of college application building, especially essay construction and writing, is what helped me get through my dream school, Columbia University. Charu ma’am has been an essential part of this process and has never failed to encourage me and satisfy my endless inquiries. Urvashi ma’am and her team have been instrumental in the fruition of my dream by guiding me to make prudent choices and take realistic decisions.
Vasvi Gupta, Mayo Girls' College, Ajmer
Columbia University, Class of 2024
I was very happy with the attention to detail that my counsellors gave to my extra-curricular activities. Since I was applying to the US, it was important that I portrayed my activities well, so they helped me effectively write my 10 activities in my CA list and also edit my CV in a way which showcases my interest in Business. Moreover, I also liked how they guided me with the edits needed to be made to my website. It is important that I portray it effectively and she helped me to do so with the focus on the most important aspects. In addition to the activities, I was also very happy with the standardized test suggestions given by the team. Since that was my weak area, Ms Anu continuously suggested what best needs to be done and accordingly helped me shortlist my universities- which was very important !
Ayush Walia, Dubai International Academy, Dubai
NYU Stern School of Business, Class of 2024
CollegeCore helped me achieve my goal of getting into University of Toronto. It was fun working with the team especially Anshruta who has been a constant help in completing my applications.
Ishita Nagar, Welham Girls’ School
University of Toronto (International Relations), Class of 2021
I got in touch with CollegeCore right in the middle of 12th grade. Seeing the cut offs in India, I was feeling as thought I might not end up in a good college after all. After meeting with Urvashi Ma’am, I felt much at ease. A lot of things were clear in my mind and the day after meeting with Ma’am, I got the entire list of colleges and programs where I could apply. They made the work much simpler for me. I was always in constant touch with Charu Ma’am through mail or calls. Another great thing about CollegeCore was that they were very honest with their feedback. If they thought something should’ve been on the essay or something shouldn’t have been, they would always tell me to delete or add them. Urvashi Maam, Charu Ma’am were both always a phone call away. They were always very, very prompt in replying to our emails and that was amazing. Yes I am happy with the end result. I applied to 7 colleges and I’ve got acceptances from 6 of them. This wouldn’t have been possible without CollegeCore. Thank you for helping me and guiding me every step of the way. I already had a lot of pressure of 12th grade, you guys just helped me reduce some aspects of it.
Ps: I loved coming to your office. I got pizza and cake 😛
Inayat Singh, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
University of Toronto (Psychology), Class of 2020
CollegeCore has an excellent admissions process that provides direction to those uncertain about their potential. They are a great help with college essays, brainstorming ideas, editing and workshopping them. Their efforts helped me produce my best resulting in excellent admits to colleges including Dartmouth, Cornell and Yale-NUS with a full scholarship. Excellent job college application planning, helping busy grade 12 students like myself stay on track.
Aditya B, The Doon School
Cornell University, SHA, Dartmouth College, Class of 2020
community service and more.
and standardized tests galore.
How will we keep up?
And become better than best.
Who will help us
become better than the rest?
Who will help us realize
where we truly belong?
Who will make sure
that we aren’t going wrong?
It all seems impossible
“I won’t get in anywhere for sure!”
Not if you have the support
from the team at college core.
They hold your hand
and smoothly take you till the end.
They become more than teachers,
more like family or friends.
They pick up the call
at every odd hour.
They have answer to every question,
even if it’s really bizarre.
They listen to your stories
and show genuine interest.
They suggest creative ideas
for you to become your best.
They go over tiny details
and leave no confusion in your mind.
They keep reminding even when you don’t reply
and somehow still remain kind.
They excite you with emails
about every university.
But they help you choose the one
where you eventually want to be.
They hold group sessions
where we all have so much fun.
We eat, chat, laugh
but still get all the work done.
They go over every essay
again and again
Whether its ten essays for Stanford
or just one for UPenn.
I had my eyes set on a college,
It was where I had to be.
It’s only because of them
I have my admit letter from USC.
This process that was supposed to be scary
and difficult to get through.
Was fairly easy and enjoyable
because of all of you.
Thank you ma’am and team
for all you did for us
For going the extra mile.
For never creating a fuss.
We’ve reached a stage when
we may not need you anymore.
But we’ve started a new friendship
and will keep in touch for sure!
Kairavi B, The Shri Ram School, Moulsari
USC, Class of 2020
After visiting several counselors and receiving the same reply, “No, we have never sent anyone to a tier one college but that’s going to change with you!” I finally found Urvashi ma’am. My first visit with her removed any residual doubts I had.
The best part of my CollegeCore experience was the endless discussions I had with Disha for my essays. I remember being frequently stumped by prompts like “Is my art plagiarism or revolution?” or “What’s the most quintessential aspect of my life?” and simultaneously having daily existential crises during the stressful application season. But through all of this, Disha was ALWAYS available for discussions. Those 1 a.m. calls spurred my creativity, and the frequent and timely rounds of editing made my essays truly spectacular.
With the help of their unwavering support, I got into a lot of my dream schools including Johns Hopkins, Brown, Berkeley, Cornell and ultimately Carnegie Mellon
Aditri Bhagirath, Sanskriti School
Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2020