Why Apply Point?
As a former admissions director who made hundreds of admissions and scholarship decisions each year, Apply Point founder Mary Pat Jacobs, knows what can take an applicant to the next level. “An applicant is more than just a test score and a transcript. If they could lure me in with their previous experiences, capture my imagination with a creative way of communicating the lessons that changed the way they see the world, inspire me with their academic and professional goals, then bring it all together by explaining why the program they were applying to was the perfect intersection of where they had been and where they want to go, I was hooked. Thousands of applications later, I can tell you many stories of the so-called average applicant, who, with a stand-out application package, scored,” she said.
It may be difficult to dramatically change your current standardized test score. And, it is absolutely impossible to delete that low grade you may have received in sophomore math. Therefore, Apply Point will focus on what you can control today — the elements of your application that may push you over the edge — powerful essays, an impressive interview and a polished resume just to name a few.
At Apply Point, we place a premium on personalized service as well as open and ongoing communication. Face-to-face meetings in New York City, with your assigned consultant, are standard because we believe this is the most effective advisory format in which to meet your needs and objectives. Phone or Skype meetings can also be set up any time, by appointment. We look forward to building a relationship with you through prompt follow-ups, accessibility and candid conversation, as you get ready to embark on an exciting educational adventure.
Strategic Communications Focus
We evaluate our client’s applications like we would evaluate any marketing collateral. Your application is paramount in communicating your personal brand and differentiating your offerings so you can gain market share…i.e., achieve your goals in gaining admission to multiple high-quality institutions so you have the luxury of choice. Drawing on an extensive background in journalism and strategic communications, Apply Point Founder, Mary Pat Jacobs will guide you to a polished and impressive application package that will set you apart from the competition.
If our comments were always full of praise, your application and overall candidacy would not progress. Therefore, we will strive for honest communication that will lead your application to growth and development. Because our goal is your acceptance, we want to guide your candidacy to the best possible place.
Over the past few years, we have gained thousands of hours of experience working with applicants to academic programs. We look forward to guiding you through what you may be experiencing — the fear of the unknown, an uncertainty regarding the schools to which you should apply as well as a possible anxiety over making a solid first impression — because we know and understand where you are coming from. We also know what questions to ask to get the brainstorming process for essay content development underway, what clarifications to make to ensure polish and what language to use in order to capitalize on your strengths.
We can’t wait to work with you!