Expert Guidance

With Marrs, you receive expert guidance to help navigate the complex, often challenging college admissions process. Benefitting from one-on-one attention throughout the college search, selection, application and scholarship processes, you will also receive personalized review and feedback on applications, resumes, essays, interview preparation and scholarship application essays.

Marrs helps students create their personal strategic plans to ultimately achieve their goals for their college experience including what colleges to apply for admission, as well as which college to attend.

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Build your strategic college plan: one year at a time


  • Create a strong Four-Year Academic Plan for high school

  • Build a personalized strategy reflecting the student’s interests, goals and passions; Focusing on enhancing depth of involvement and accomplishments

  • Identify community service and leadership opportunities

  • Establish good time management

  • Enhance organizational and study skills


  • Focus on fine-tuning strategic plan – emphasis is on balance: coursework and extracurricular

  • Adjust the Four-Year Academic Plan to continue to demonstrate a challenging curriculum

  • Determining standardized testing strategy based on student’s PSAT testing results

  • Begin college research and college visits

  • Discuss with Marrs opportunities for shadowing and internships


  • Increase attention on personalized strategic plan with spending more time with Marrs in order to structure the process to eliminate any potential stress

  • Review Four-Year Academic Plan to make sure student is on track to graduate with strong curriculum and all requirements have been met

  • Begin treating the college planning process as though it is another class at school

  • Schedule standardized testing

  • Start systematically getting ready for the application process

  • Narrow college list to a reasonable number of schools

  • Maintain commitment to earning competitive grades

  • Enhance leadership roles with extracurricular activities


  • Complete the college application process early

  • Submit the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE during the first semester

  • Maintain strong academics and grades throughout senior year

  • Submit all college applications with time to meet scholarship application deadlines

  • Set up interviews with those colleges that offer interviews

  • Notify the college you plan to attend by April 29

  • Notify all other schools that you do not plan to attend

  • Graduate strong


Contact us today to learn more about how Marrs can help you launch your strategic college admissions campaign.