For 12th graders, we offer one-on-one College Admissions Consulting. This program is designed to help students express themselves authentically and in the best light on their applications, and ultimately, gain admission to the colleges of their choice.

A phenomenal trio of sibling founders. All three are experienced, intelligent, and insightful. I’ve personally worked closely with Daniel on multiple occasions, who has been an incredible mentor in helping me write my narratives—from pinpointing the essence of what I want to say, to giving specific suggestions on articulating my many ideas concisely and elegantly. He is genuinely interested in learning about your narrative and finding a way for your application to place you in the best light.
— Terri C. / Fremont, CA


  • Assistance with unlimited number of college applications

  • Your personal Cortex College Consultant

  • Meet in-person at the Cortex office in Fremont or over Skype, with ongoing support via email

  • Intensive structure and accountability to avoid last-minute work and missed deadlines

  • Full support of the Cortex Research Team

  • Lifetime support and mentorship

Areas of Focus:

  • In-depth essay guidance, including:

    • Strategically planning essay topics

    • Expressing essential personality traits

    • Essay organization

    • Line-by-line feedback

  • Personalized coaching on all other aspects of college applications, including:

    • Compiling a college list

    • Letters of recommendation

    • Financial aid and scholarships

    • Interview preparation

    • Final application review to ensure all required components are complete