RED PROGRAM


College Admissions

(Grades 11-12) 

At a Glance (2023)

'Tis the season! SAT/ACT? Check. Impressive array of extracurricular achievements and awards? Check. Solid GPA? Check. Now, the only thing standing between you and the college of your dreams is mastering those application essays. Unlike standardized tests and grades, these essays offer a unique opportunity to share authentic, personal stories that reveal the essence of who you are.

In essence, the purpose of application essays transcends mere numerical assessments; it's about presenting a narrative that showcases your individuality and potential as a student. The goal is for admission officers to gain insight into your true self and assess whether you are an ideal fit for their institution. Are you prepared to captivate the officers with your tailor-made stories?

Enter J&B's team of top-tier consultants, ready to help you craft essays that authentically represent you and capture the hearts of admission officers. Whether your academic forte lies in STEM or English Literature, and whether your aspirations lead you to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, or Brown, our seasoned consultants will expertly guide you through a personalized consulting program. Gain confidence, produce compelling writing, and achieve the results you desire. Your journey to college success starts here!

J&B provides excellent guidance and expertise specifically in:
✓ The Common Application (“Common App”), The Coalition Application, The Universal Application, College Transfer Applications
✓ Supplemental Essays - UC Applications, MyMIT Applications, etc.
✓ Resumes
✓ Research Projects
✓ Autobiographical writing 
✓ Creative Nonfiction Portfolios, Art & Writing Portfolios
✓ Camp/Seminar Applications

Autobiography

Overview

You will learn how to draw from personal experiences, analyze key moments in your life, assess your character traits, build a compelling narrator, and construct a series of chapters connected by an underlying theme. 

Target Audience

Students interested in creative writing, Nonfiction, personal essays, or memoirs. 

Length

6 months

Creative Non Fiction Portfolio

Overview

You will understand how to transform factual experiences into creative storytelling, experiment with tenses, build emotional content, and incorporate literary techniques into your writing. 

Target Audience

Students passionate about Fiction, memoirs, or creative writing. 

Length

2 months

Writing Portfolio

Overview

We help clients identify their strongest pieces of writing, organize and curate their portfolio, identify important themes, and prepare a cover letter that shows their motivations as a writer. 

Target Audience

Students with a background in writing, interested in applying for scholarships and to academic programs or colleges. 

Length

2 months

Art & Writing Portfolio

Overview

We help clients assess their artwork, select their strongest material, prepare one-paragraph artist statements for each piece, and create a detailed cover letter that expresses their artistic goals and vision. 

Target Audience

Students with a background in visual art, interested in applying for scholarships and to academic programs or colleges. 

Length

2 months

Camp/Seminar Application

Overview

You will understand how to creatively respond to long and short-answer prompts, practice dramatic storytelling, narrate events from your own life, create compelling hooks, and analyze key themes in your life. 

Target Audience

Students interested in writing personal essays and practicing for college admissions essays. 

Length

2 months

Common Application Essay

Overview

You will prepare a 650-word max personal essay with a unique message and narration that highlights your uniqueness as a college applicant. We help clients to create compelling hooks, practice dramatic storytelling, and capture expressive imagery in their Common App essays. 

Target Audience

Must be a rising senior or a senior in high school

Length

1 month

UC Application Essays

Overview

You will prepare essays targeted for the UC Application. We assist clients with selecting prompts that fit their backgrounds and interests, strategically drawing from their personal experiences, and using vivid descriptions to captivate admissions audiences.

Target Audience

Must be a rising senior or a senior in high school interested in applying to the UC schools 

Length

1 month

MyMIT Essays

Overview

The MyMIT Essay program is designed to address short-answer prompts. We help clients selectively share personal experiences, creatively respond to open-ended questions, and express their academic goals and interests clearly and coherently.

Target Audience

Must be a rising senior or a senior in high school applying to MIT

Length

1 month

One School of Your Choice

Overview

You will prepare a Common App Essay, supplemental essays for your chosen school, your resume, and recommendation notes to share with your teachers. We expertly help clients prepare personal essays from 15 to 650 words, expand key areas of their resumes, and capture unique aspects of their personality and academic interests.

Target Audience

Must be a rising senior or a senior in high school

Length

2 months

10 Schools of Your Choice

Overview

You will select ten top schools to apply to. We work with clients on a Common App Essay, supplemental essays for all ten schools, resumes, recommendation notes for teachers, and letters for deferred schools or waiting lists. We assist clients with assessing program requirements, strategically crafting supplemental essays, creating a Common App essay that fits their overall interests, highlighting their strengths and unique interests in resumes and recommendation notes, and expressing their continued growth in follow-up admissions letters. 

Target Audience

Must be a rising senior or a senior in high school

Length

6 months

Client's Case

[Case #1]
"Dreams of Working in the U.N. and Undergraduate Admissions Essays"

[Case #2]
"Exploring Biological Systems in a Pre-Med Application"

[Case #3]
“Learning Coding On Your Own for Undergraduate Admissions”

The Schools We Have Helped Our Clients Get Into

STEM - MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Michigan, UC Berkeley, and more

Humanities - Princeton, Chicago, Duke, Columbia, Virginia, and more

Social Sciences - Harvard, Yale, Brown, Vanderbilt, UCLA and more

Business - Northwestern, UPenn, NYU, Dartmouth, Cornell, and more

Fashion - New School (Parsons), FIT, Pratt, Kent State, Art Institute of Chicago, and more

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