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Senior Package

July 2023 - July 2024

With this package, students will work with Dr. Tran for 1 year preparing for college applications, completing them, and following up with them. During this time, Dr. Tran will help students build each element of their application to fit within a streamlined “story” to present to the admissions team.

How it works:

  • After students hire Dr. Tran, they will begin creating an admission plan with customized steps to help each student stay on track with each application

  • Students will meet with Dr. Tran weekly by virtual meeting to make sure students are on track completing their plan tasks and to ask any questions they may have


Dr. Tran will have students focus on:

  • A Start-to-Finish Plan

    • Dr. Tran will help students build a year-long plan to follow and a way to keep track of every application and all the elements within. This includes a year-long timeline to help keep students on track with each element of every respective application

  • School Selection

    • Figuring out which schools would be the best fit for you based on career tracks, majors, culture, location, price, and more can be very difficult. Dr. Tran will help students examine their own interests, values, and skill-level to create a list of best matched schools to apply to.

  • Personal Statements

    • Dr. Tran will help students with the creation of their personal statements from start-to-finish. This includes brainstorming the right topics to fit within the greater narrative of your application, the drafting process and editing process. Dr. Tran takes great pride in helping students identify the right topics to write on so that the admissions committee sees each of his students as the great candidate they are.

Furthermore, Dr. Tran will help students with all other elements of the application process including:

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Auditions and Portfolios

  • Interviews

  • Merit Awards and Scholarship Negotiations

  • Appeals for rejections

  • General Advice and any other elements as they come up

Dr. Tran's Admissions Approach

After 20 years as a college expert for Ivy League colleges and top-tier universities admissions, Dr. Tran has developed a winning approach to college applications that has helped countless students achieve their dreams. It involves two steps:

  • Resume-building

  • Storytelling



To be competitive in college admissions, students must demonstrate academic rigor, intellectual vitality, and community leadership. To do this, students must actively participate and take advantage of the right opportunities. By being proactive and intentional with these three elements, students will develop the right experiences to be presented in their applications. The process of collecting these experiences is called Resume-building.



Once students develop an array of competencies and experiences, it comes time to build them into the elements of the application. Simply having a laundry list of achievements will not win over an admissions team. All the students applying to the world's top universities have great qualities, so it comes down to the presentation of those qualities that makes the difference to an admissions committee. This makes the creation of each element of the application vitally important so as to share the best picture possible. Learning what to focus on and what to leave out is tricky. That is why choosing a certain focus to present to the admissions committee is essential. In this way, students can weave each respective element of their application to highlight certain aspects of themselves in an easy and impressive way for an admissions teams to understand. 

Why it Works

To do this, Dr. Tran guides students in taking a step back from their list of achievements and helps them to discern the bigger picture of their life. He does this by using a story framework, directing students to identify who they are. By intentionally examining their strengths, motivations, goals, and defining characteristics, students are able to determine the right attributes to highlight and how. This process ultimately reveals each student’s unique narrative by which to form their application so that they can craft it based on what sets them apart. Then, the admissions teams will see just how incredible each student really is because who they are and why is amazingly clear.

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