Success Stories

When you team up with Stratus Prep for your college admissions application, you’re bringing on a group of experts who can guide you through every phase of the admissions process. Each team member is committed completely to helping you find and get admitted to the college that best fits your profile. Over the years, our team has help thousands of students succeed in the college admissions process. Below are just a few stories that demonstrate our commitment and what we mean when we say, “We’re all in.” Sign up for a free evaluation and see how a team is better than one.

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Female Student, California

High school student with below average SAT scores

What We Did:

We highlighted her strong internship work and her high GPA to balance out her lower scores.

We used the school specific essays to highlight her leadership in extracurriculars that were relevant to her intended major. We helped her choose summer programs that continued this narrative and connected this to her overall plans at her specific colleges. Accepted to USC’s bio-medical program and offered a fellowship. Offered full-tuition via the President’s scholarship award.

Working with the Stratus Prep Team:

  Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been admitted to USC! We are all very happy about the admission because not only is USC an amazing place, its biomedical engineering program is burgeoning.

Thank you for all support through this whole process! This couldn’t have happened without your feedback on all my writing, my interviews, and everything else. Thank you so much!  

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Male Student, New York

High school student with a B+ average and C range GPA freshman year

What We Did:

We highlighted his improving academic trajectory and high exam scores. He was neither a legacy nor an athlete. Accepted early decision to Columbia

With the help of his Stratus consultant and support team he wrote excellent essays that tied together his interest in engineering and entrepreneurship to his family background and an independent technology project he developed.

We were also able to suggest two valuable outside courses that helped him further display his math and science aptitude.

We also suggested a better way to highlight his community service work so it tied back into his narrative, strengthening his application.

Working with the Stratus Prep Team:
 

To Stratus,

I was accepted into Columbia! Thank you for all your help the past few months!
Thanks again,
student

To Stratus,

I wanted to let you know that student has been accepted to Columbia University. I really would like to thank you for all your guidance and hard work.

Thanks again,
mother
 

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