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
Juggling college essays, SAT and schoolwork all at the same time is extremely disconcerting. But the CollegeCore team put me at ease instantly. The application timelines, essay workshops and personalized feedback on essays, both CommonApp and college specific, made applying to colleges in the US seem easy.
For me, a genuine and honest application was most important and Urvashi ma’am supported me in every way possible even when it meant letting me rewrite my CommonApp essay just a week before the early application deadline!
CollegeCore helped me find the perfect universities and supported me to dream big and apply to 5 Ivy Leagues. I can now say for sure, without them I wouldn’t have been able to call Princeton University my home for the next four years!
I want to thank Urvashi ma’am, Charu ma’am, the editor and the whole team for all the effort, time and love they put into each application!
Kamya Yadav, Vasant Valley School
Princeton University, Class of 2021
All my concerns were met giving me complete clarity. I was unclear about the application process and the courses offered by Ashoka. Biggest help provided was with the essay. Before seeking assistance from CollegeCore I was at a loss on how to approach the entire process. The team and Urvashi Ma’am guided me with patience and care. CollegeCore uses a very different way to approach problems faced by students. I met with many counselors but I was not satisfied as they told me what I already knew but the CollegeCore team took my views into account and then helped me according to my preferences.
I am very happy with my end result as it was my dream college and CollegeCore helped me get there.
Tarini Jain, Noida
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
CollegeCore has definitely played a crucial role in my success. Each student is anxious about his/her admissions and I was no exception. But CollegeCore made this journey exciting and worth remembering. The readiness of its people to help was what always appealed to me and my parents alike. Also, the one-to-one relation that the student gets to establish with a counsellor as talented as Urvashi ma’am is truly commendable. Most other places don’t guarantee the individual attention that one is bound to receive at CollegeCore.
When I look at CollegeCore, I see a wonderful organization, with not just the much needed college related information but even the warmth of family at work. I’ll miss working with them all!
Simran Arora, DPS, RK Puram
Brown University, Class of 2020