How much does your service cost?
My 2015 service fee depends upon the length of service and the package,
ranging from $500 - $850/month, with an annual increase of $50 - $100 per month. The majority of my clients are able to pay for
my fees without hesitation because their household income is between $100,000 - $400,000. I will go over the exact fees during an
initial phone consultation.
The anticipate 2016 price range will be $600 - $1,000 per month of service,
with at least a quarterly commitment (6 months out of the year).
Which cities do you serve?
Most of my clients live within a 60-mile radius of Cupertino, including San Jose,
Fremont, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Redwood City, Burlingame, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Concord,
and Benicia. All meetings occur at my Cupertino office unless in-home service is arranged.
What is your track record? Which colleges do most of your clients gain admission into?
Most of my clients seek out my service to gain admission
into the University of California system, the CSU system, and small private colleges. Please note that I DO NOT SPECIALIZE
IN IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES. You can refer to the College Placement Page to see a thorough list of the colleges my clients have gained admission into.
What is the demographics of your clients?
The majority of my clients are executives or are self-employed, with a household income
of $150,000 to $400,000, and live in the South or East San Francisco Bay Area. Fifty percent (50%) are Indian and the remaining 50% are from other
Do you provide in-home service?
All meetings occur at my Cupertino office because it is the most convenient
location for me. It also allows me to schedule back-to-back meetings and I do not spend time commuting to the client's home and then back to
How long have you been working as a college counselor?
I have been working as an independent (self-employed) college counselor since 2008 (6 years).
I am also a college teacher, and have been teaching since 2005 (10 years).
How long is typical consulting session?
The average consultation session is 1.5 hour. Clients have the option of
attending one 90-minute meeting per month or two 45-minute meetings per month (to be decided after the first meeting).
How many clients do you normally have? Are you accepting new clients?
I normally have 15-20 clients per year. Even at such a low number,
I am extremely busy because I also have 100+ college students to attend to. Therefore, I will not hesitate to limit myself
to 15 clients per application season or in any given month to insure high quality service. I normally do not accept new clients
to assist with their college applications by the end of September of every year once I have reached my maximum client load.