Customized college counseling and admissions mentoring for high school students applying to elite and competitive universities


What is college admissions mentoring?

Applying to college can be stressful, even for the most responsible students. Mentoring ensures that your student has a qualified guide to help navigate the admissions process, craft compelling personal statements, and complete competitive applications on time and without stress!


Who needs mentoring?

• High School students applying to competitive schools

• Academic high achievers wishing to craft compelling personal statements

• Students in need of assistance completing applications

• Early starters wishing to begin the college selection process

Previous Acceptances

Previous mentoring students have been offered admission to the following schools:


And many more!


Mentoring Options

Early Start - 9th and 10th Graders


Planning is key. For students seeking to apply to highly competitive schools, proactive, focused planning is essential to later success.

Early Start Mentoring is designed to guide your student through the initial years of high school, assisting with course selection, summer planning, and resume building in order to make your student's application the strongest it can be.

Focused Guidance - 11th Graders


Junior Year is a common time for students to begin thinking seriously about the college admissions process. As such, it is also one of the busiest years that your student will face. 

Focused Guidance Mentoring will give your student the resources necessary to stay aware, on track, and dedicated to success during a trying academic time.

Final Submission - 12th Graders

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Finish strong. Senior Year can be a hectic time. Final Submission Mentoring helps students to complete the process of applying to college, and then, choose their ideal school once admissions decisions are released. 

Final Submission Mentoring includes everything from the abstract to the nitty gritty, helping your student to stay on top of application deadlines, multiple essays, college supplements, recommendation requests, interview preparation and more.

Remote mentoring options are available for all students

About Admissions Mentoring

Admissions Mentoring was started by Mariel Calloway, a writer and content specialist based in Los Angeles. 

I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English Literature and have been working students to craft applications and create compelling personal statements for several years. I specialize in storytelling — the story of a company, a brand, and even the story of an individual.

For years I worked with companies to harness the power of writing and content. As an Admissions Mentor, I work with to transform college applications into strong academic profiles that make them compelling and irresistible candidates for admission.