Before joining CollegeCore, I felt the application process was a mechanical processes- start an application, write essays and submit. When I signed up with CollegeCore, this process was not mechanical at all, it became a process for me to introspect. I was never a good writer and I still believe I’m not the best, but working on my essays with CollegeCore made the process enjoyable. I found a new me through the various edits and brainstorming sessions. My admissions would’ve been a complete disaster without having the CollegeCore team behind me during the applications process. While my admissions in the end weren’t what I expected, I escaped the treacherous task of making a decision between many colleges and got one that I feel is the best fit for me. If I could give CollegeCore a slogan it would be: “Anytime and with a smile, the most effective help a student will ever get.”
Shankar Salwan, Vasant Valley School
Northwestern University, Class of 2020
I felt at ease working with CollegeCore; the US admissions is a process that is intimidating to say the least. Urvashi Ma’am, Disha and Piyali helped me sail through the tests, the apps, the essays, the unavoidable problems and most importantly my anxiety.
I remember sitting in the office trying to mould my Common App Essay to somehow make it hit. I had the content but the structure was shaky. Urvashi ma’am had told me to take a break, I went downstairs to get a brownie I would share with Charu, and somehow with that Brownie came the essay epiphany too.
In my opinion, what is unique about CollegeCore is the bond they form with the student. I remember somewhere midway in the process, I began trusting their instincts over my own. I saw Urvashi ma’am as my life guard and Piyali as my go-to person. Applications come at a stage of school life where everything seems overwhelming; CollegeCore helps you sail your boat and reach to the shore safely.
Anahita Sehgal, Step by Step School
University of California, Los Angeles, Class of 2020
Before working with CollegeCore, I was extremely dubious and apprehensive about the application process. I had no concrete idea of what I was doing and CollegeCore helped me figure out exactly that.
In the midst of a tightly-packed boarding school schedule and lack of communication means, it was very essential for me to have access to an organized guidance program and that is exactly what I received from Mrs. Urvashi Malik and her team.
I would like to give a special shout-out to Ms. Disha Malik, who very patiently and methodically read my million essay drafts, be it in the middle of the night. Both Ms. Charu and Ms. Harleen were extremely efficient and made sure that my resumes and letters of recommendation were updated.
From filling my CommonApp to finally choosing my future college, they were there through it all. I am very grateful to CollegeCore!
Arushi Kucchal, Welham Girls’ School
University of Michigan, Class of 2020
The US application process can be extremely tedious and time-consuming. When combined with the ambiguous information on the Internet can deter an applicant. CollegeCore provides only pertinent information and gives accurate and helpful advice. What I loved most about CollegeCore was how approachable and friendly the entire team was! I remember how I had messed up my CommonApp report and within minutes, Urvashi ma’am sorted it out.
CollegeCore’s unique working style combines professional guidance with personalized attention to every applicant. I’m more than pleased with the end result and I believe that CollegeCore played a pivotal role in my securing admission not only into a number of top colleges but also my dream college. I would wholeheartedly recommend CollegeCore to anyone interested in applying abroad!
Rishab Srivastava, Amity International School
University of California, Berkeley, Class of 2020
Urvashi ma’am and the entire CollegeCore team helped me immensely throughout the whole application process. Applying to the US which seemed like an impossible task was made easy by the step by step guidance that I got at CollegeCore. If it wasn’t for the brainstorming sessions, my essays wouldn’t have been half as good. Even though I was unsure of myself, they never gave up and was always there to help. I remember that my Pomona essay was a little off beat and so I wasn’t too sure about it, but their enthusiastic feedback made me feel proud of my writing.
Thanks again to the entire CollegeCore team for everything. I had so many choices, both in India and the US, and I was able to make the right one for me.
Shrey Gupta, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Ashoka University, Class of 2020
I was totally lost and didn’t know where to start. The CollegeCore team really helped me figure stuff out. They helped me decide which college was the best fit for me and it was an amazing experience. Everyone says that the application process is stressful but with CollegeCore it was just fun! When I was ready with my CommonApp essay before most of my friends and actually pretty happy with it. That was my wow moment. What stands out about the CollegeCore team for me is way they deal with their students. It isn’t just professional and only work related. They treat us just like friends and we can talk about almost anything with them.
Mahi Roy, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
Carleton College, Class of 2020
With your constant and unwavering support, an admissions process so tedious was made a complete breeze for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better college, and definitely could not have asked for a better way to get there.
More than that, I don’t believe anybody cares about their students as much as you do. I still remember the one day you called my mother just to ask if I was eating enough. There are some things that one never forgets, this is one of them.
Thank you so much for everything, ma’am.
Vedant Vohra, Step by Step School
Pomona College, Class of 2019
It was an amazing experience working with CollegeCore and I am extremely happy that I got the opportunity to work with an amazing team. Everything from essays and managing my time to finalizing my college list was well taken care of.
Duke University, Class of 2019