With 9-11th grade students, we create a solid foundation for success in high school, college applications, college, and beyond with our unique Foundational Consulting program, which focuses on helping students build outstanding study habits, unique extracurricular experiences, self-confidence, and more.

Getting admitted to college is only the beginning. Too many students lose their way once they reach college. Only Cortex builds a foundation for long-term success.

Being the oldest in your family as well as first generation, it was tough to maneuver through application essays and interviews without guidance. For both my undergrad and grad school applications, Amy designated time to getting to know me, my achievements, and my interests. With Cortex’s assistance, I was able to gain admission to both my top pick undergrad college as well as my number one optometry school.
— Navi D. / Fremont, CA


  • Your personal Cortex College Consultant

  • Meet in-person at the Cortex office in Fremont or over Skype

  • Ongoing assignments and support via email

  • Activities guidance and accountability, including Cortex Project

  • Lifetime support and mentorship

Areas of Focus:

  • Ensuring academic achievement

    • Choosing high school courses

    • Developing study habits

  • Planning for SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP exams

  • Developing unique and compelling extracurricular activities

  • Fostering personal development, including time management, organization, and leadership skills

Seamless transition into College Admissions Consulting program during summer before 12th grade