College Admissions Consulting:
12th Grade

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

College Admissions Consulting


  • Meetings with your personal Cortex College Consultant, with ongoing support via email

  • Meet face-to-face via Skype, or in-person at the Cortex office

  • Assistance with unlimited number of college applications

  • Intensive structure and accountability to push you towards completing all college applications

    • Avoid last-minute work and missed deadlines

  • Full support of the Cortex Research Team for research-intensive questions

  • Lifetime 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 and finalizing a college list

    • Securing letters of recommendation

    • Applying for financial aid and scholarships

    • Preparing for college interview

    • Final application review to ensure all required components are complete

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