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Helios works with each student to create a personalized plan based on individual interests, goals, and needs. Because each student is different, so is every plan that Helios creates. Each college counseling plan is based on understanding your interests, priorities, strengths, needs, and values. By building meaningful relationships, Helios helps students grow so that they are more likely to reach their potential and end up happy with their college choices.

Personalized Comprehensive College Counseling

Helios provides comprehensive college counseling that is aligned with the way colleges practice holistic admissions. Because colleges are evaluating students' academics, extracurricular activities, and characters, successful college counseling must also include all aspects of students' lives. Helios strongly believes that breaking the college counseling process into separate pieces does not yield the kind of success people truly want.


  • Understand what colleges are looking for in successful applicants

  • Plan a timeline for the admissions process

  • Choose academic courses that will help you reach your goals

  • Identify meaningful extracurricular, community service, and summer activities 

  • Create extracurricular and community service opportunities for you to show leadership and initiative 

  • Develop a standardized testing plan

  • Schedule college visits

  • Build a list of 10 schools at which you can be happy and successful

  • Fill out applications properly

  • Brainstorm, outline, develop, and edit essays 

  • Review applications before submission

  • Prepare for interviews

  • Understand how to get strong letters of recommendation

  • Communicate demonstrated interest to make you stand out to admissions officers

  • Employ deferral and/or waitlist strategies 

  • Identify and apply for scholarships

Contact Julie for a complimentary consultation to see if working with Helios is right for you.

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