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- Hourly counseling appointments tailored to students' individual needs
- Comprehensive programs to guide the student through every step of the college application process
- Essay and application assistance
- Summer Intensive Program to avoid stress senior year

Specializing in:  
• Ivy League and top tier applicants
• UC and CSU applicants
• Performing arts options
• Athletes
• Students with learning and emotional issues
• Home-schooled students
• Transfer students
• Students with low GPAs
• International students
• Long-distance students
• Career testing

The difference between working with us on an hourly basis versus the comprehensive program:
For students on the program, we manage the overall process, whereas with hourly students we act as consultants. All of the application elements: a timeline, working on the college list, giving tips about bolstering the application, recommendations and essays, are activities we can work on during hourly appointments, but the aspect of overall project management is what defines the comprehensive program.
Students who work with us on an hourly basis are for the most part focused and independent. They contact us when they want to come in for fine-tuning and troubleshooting of specific areas. At the end of the appointment our counselors let them know what they still need to work on. Program students have appointments on a regular basis and we closely monitor their progress to make sure they are on track. They also receive priority scheduling during the busy fall season.


The number of standardized tests that an average college-bound student is expected to take has increased tremendously over the last twenty years.  A student's junior year can be particularly crowded, and it can be difficult to know which tests to take and when to take them.  At CCA, we can help you make these plans, based on the student's individual circumstances.

At CCA, we offer the following test preparation and tutoring services.

• One-on-one tutoring for the SAT, ACT, & PSAT and SAT II Subject tests
• One-on-one tutoring for the SAT II subject tests
• Help with high school admission tests: SSAT, HSPT, ISEE and TACHS
• Individual academic help for high school math, history, and English
• Other tutoring services on a case-by-case basis

Individual PSAT/SAT/ACT Tutoring
Our approach to tutoring is highly personalized; we do not employ a one-size-fits-all system.  Each student is assessed and a plan is developed in accordance with college goals.