Many college admissions companies try to get a higher success rate by allowing their clients to only apply to schools to which the student is certain to gain admission. This means that these companies are not trying to push students' potential or get their clients into colleges that are more selective unless the student has a high GPA or SAT score.
The main thing that sets EAS apart from other college admissions counselors is that we do not pre-approve our clients' college list. Companies that pre-approve lists increase their success rate by only approving certain schools they think their students can gain admission into. Furthermore, EAS consultants know a great deal about the admissions process. EAS' founder, Mark Lewis, uses his admissions experience at both the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University and has trained his counselors on what schools are looking for.
Additionally, EAS uses its own proven proprietary method to ensure that our students are demonstrating their personal talents and achievements and not just their writing style, which is what many other counselors do.
"Many well intentioned counselors make the mistake of having their students showcase their writing talents rather than demonstrate personal talents and achievements. By asking probing questions, EAS helps students expand their thought process which allows them to provide concrete examples and solid explanations rather than just providing buzz words." - Ken Gonsalves, Former Senior Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions - University of California, Berkeley and current EAS Northern California Director